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Hanna Reitsch

1912 - 1979

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Hanna Reitsch (29 March 1912 – 24 August 1979) was a German aviator and test pilot. Along with Melitta von Stauffenberg, she flight tested many of Germany's new aircraft during World War II and received many honors. Reitsch was among the very last people to meet Adolf Hitler alive in the Führerbunker in late April 1945. Reitsch set more than 40 flight altitude records and women's endurance records in gliding and unpowered flight, before and after World War II. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hanna Reitsch has received more than 1,332,758 page views. Her biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Hanna Reitsch is the 7th most popular pilot (down from 5th in 2019), the 104th most popular biography from Poland (down from 84th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Polish Pilot.

Hanna Reitsch was a German aviator and test pilot who became the first woman to fly a helicopter.

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Among pilots, Hanna Reitsch ranks 7 out of 48Before her are Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen, Sabiha Gökçen, Roland Garros, and Adolf Galland. After her are Ernst Udet, Francis Gary Powers, Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet, Chesley Sullenberger, Ivan Kozhedub, and Hermann Graf.

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Among people born in 1912, Hanna Reitsch ranks 23Before her are Raoul Wallenberg, Jorge Amado, Khalid of Saudi Arabia, Chuck Jones, Adolf Galland, and Millvina Dean. After her are Gene Kelly, Kim Philby, James Callaghan, Konrad Emil Bloch, Robert Doisneau, and Maria Mandl. Among people deceased in 1979, Hanna Reitsch ranks 17Before her are Jean Seberg, Sándor Kocsis, Jean Monnet, Dennis Gabor, Mika Waltari, and Nelson Rockefeller. After her are Ludvík Svoboda, Nur Muhammad Taraki, Mustafa Barzani, Nadia Boulanger, Sonia Delaunay, and Werner Forssmann.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Hanna Reitsch ranks 104 out of 1,454Before her are Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein (1858), Marie Walewska (1786), Kurt Daluege (1897), Stefan Banach (1892), Ferdinand von Richthofen (1833), and Leopold Kronecker (1823). After her are Karl Hanke (1903), Alfred Döblin (1878), Erwin von Witzleben (1881), Fred Zinnemann (1907), Zdzisław Beksiński (1929), and Saint Casimir (1458).

Among PILOTS In Poland

Among pilots born in Poland, Hanna Reitsch ranks 2Before her are Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen (1895).