Oberleutnant Ernst Udet

AH-Aviation-Art

Joined August 2016

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The painting is a combination of water colors, and ink on paper.

Ernst Udet (26 April 1896 – 17 November 1941) was a German fighter ace credited with 62 aerial victories. He was the highest scoring German fighter pilot to survive the war, and the second highest scoring after Manfred von Richthofen, his commander of Jasta 11, the “Flying Circus.”
He was awarded the Iron Cross, the House Order of Hohenzollern, and the Pour le Mérite.
Udet committed suicide on 17 November 1941, by shooting himself in the head while on the phone with his girlfriend, Inge Bleyle. Udet’s suicide was concealed from the public, and at his funeral he was lauded as a hero, who had died during test flight. On their way to attend Udet’s funeral, the World War II fighter ace Werner Mölders died in a plane crash in Breslau, and a high Luftwaffe executive, General der Flieger Helmuth Wilberg died in another plane crash near Dresden. Udet was buried next to Manfred von Richthofen in the Invalidenfriedhof Cemetery in Berlin. Mölders was buried next to Udet.

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