German fighter pilot
Erich Alfred Hartmann, nicknamed “Bubi” by his German comrades and the “Black Devil” by his Soviet adversaries, was a German fighter pilot during World War II and the most successful fighter ace in the history of aerial warfare.
Born: April 19, 1922, Weissach, Germany
Died: September 20, 1993, Weil im Schönbuch, Germany
Spouse: Ursula Petsch (m. 1944)
Awards: Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross
Parents: Elisabeth Wilhelmine Machtholf, Alfred Erich Hartmann