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 1,096,526 page views. Her biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Hanna Reitsch is the 5th most popular pilot, the 84th most popular biography from Poland (up from 90th 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 5 out of 48Before her are Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, Sabiha Gökçen, and Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen. After her are Roland Garros, Ernst Udet, Adolf Galland, Francis Gary Powers, Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet, Chesley Sullenberger, and Ivan Kozhedub.

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Among people born in 1912, Hanna Reitsch ranks 23Before her are Carlo Ponti, Alfredo Stroessner, Chuck Jones, János Kádár, Sonja Henie, and Millvina Dean. After her are Gene Kelly, Sergiu Celibidache, Adolf Galland, James Callaghan, Robert Doisneau, and Alois Brunner. Among people deceased in 1979, Hanna Reitsch ranks 14Before her are Jean Renoir, Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Jean Monnet, Dennis Gabor, Sándor Kocsis, and Mika Waltari. After her are Hafizullah Amin, Nelson Rockefeller, Sid Vicious, Agostinho Neto, Ludvík Svoboda, and Nur Muhammad Taraki.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Hanna Reitsch ranks 84 out of 1,231Before her are Andrzej Sapkowski (1948), John II Casimir Vasa (1609), Zbigniew Brzezinski (1928), Anton Denikin (1872), Emil von Behring (1854), and Pola Negri (1897). After her are Anna Anderson (1896), Carl Menger (1840), Ladislaus I of Hungary (1046), Gerhard Domagk (1895), Judah Loew ben Bezalel (1512), and Marie Walewska (1786).

Among PILOTS In Poland

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