Hanna Reitsch

1912 - 1979

Hanna Reitsch

Hanna Reitsch (29 March 1912 – 24 August 1979) was a German aviator and test pilot. During the Nazi era, she and Melitta von Stauffenberg flight tested many of the regime's new aircraft. She 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 736,879 page views. Her biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 5th most popular pilot.

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Among pilots, Hanna Reitsch ranks 5 out of 41Before her are Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, Roland Garros, and Wolfram Freiherr von Richthofen. After her are Adolf Galland, Sabiha Gökçen, Ernst Udet, 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 21Before her are János Kádár, Heinrich Harrer, Jorge Amado, Carlo Ponti, Chuck Jones, and Khalid of Saudi Arabia. After her are Adolf Galland, Sonja Henie, Gene Kelly, Sergiu Celibidache, Millvina Dean, and Jozef Gabčík. Among people deceased in 1979, Hanna Reitsch ranks 12Before her are Jean Renoir, Nino Rota, Jean Monnet, Dennis Gabor, Sándor Kocsis, and Mika Waltari. After her are Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Hafizullah Amin, Ludvík Svoboda, Agostinho Neto, Sid Vicious, and Nelson Rockefeller.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Hanna Reitsch ranks 90 out of 930Before her are Gerhard Domagk (1895), Anton Denikin (1872), Krzysztof Penderecki (1933), Pola Negri (1897), Carl Menger (1840), and Béla I of Hungary (1016). After her are Kurt Student (1890), Emil von Behring (1854), Andrzej Sapkowski (1948), Ferdinand von Richthofen (1833), Erwin von Witzleben (1881), and Judah Loew ben Bezalel (1512).

Among PILOTS In Poland

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