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Heinrich Ehrler

1917 - 1945

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Heinrich Ehrler (14 September 1917 – 4 April 1945) was a German Luftwaffe military aviator and wing commander during World War II. As a fighter ace, he is credited with 208 enemy aircraft shot down in over 400 combat missions. The majority of his victories were claimed over the Eastern Front, with nine claims over the Western Front which included eight in the Messerschmitt Me 262 jet fighter. Born in Oberbalbach, Ehrler grew up in the Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany as one of 12 children in his family. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Heinrich Ehrler has received more than 305,854 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Heinrich Ehrler is the 882nd most popular military personnel (up from 932nd in 2019), the 2,226th most popular biography from Germany (up from 2,402nd in 2019) and the 175th most popular German Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Heinrich Ehrler ranks 882 out of 1,468Before him are Alexander Haig, Artabazos I of Phrygia, Wolfgang Lotz, Oskar von Hutier, Al-Muhallab ibn Abi Sufra, and Edward Vernon. After him are Joseph Stilwell, Cristóvão da Gama, Burkhard Christoph von Münnich, Isamu Chō, Clearchus of Sparta, and Semyon Kurkotkin.

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Among people born in 1917, Heinrich Ehrler ranks 126Before him are Carlos Puebla, El Santo, Katharine Graham, Samael Aun Weor, Kirk Kerkorian, and Văn Tiến Dũng. After him are Semyon Kurkotkin, Mak Dizdar, Sharof Rashidov, Wieland Wagner, June Allyson, and Đỗ Mười. Among people deceased in 1945, Heinrich Ehrler ranks 153Before him are Volin, Mile Budak, Martin Luther, Anton Graf von Arco auf Valley, Hazi Aslanov, and André Tardieu. After him are Isamu Chō, Alfred Meyer, Gustav Flatow, Prince Kan'in Kotohito, Gerhard Gentzen, and Vilém Mathesius.

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Among people born in Germany, Heinrich Ehrler ranks 2,226 out of 6,142Before him are August Kopff (1882), Sigismund, Duke of Bavaria (1439), Walter Sickert (1860), Erich Mühsam (1878), William II, Elector of Hesse (1777), and Henry Morgenthau Sr. (1856). After him are William IV, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel (1532), Edmund Heines (1897), Ernest I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1497), Wolfgang Reitherman (1909), Princess Louise of Hesse-Darmstadt (1761), and Georg Konrad Morgen (1909).


Among military personnels born in Germany, Heinrich Ehrler ranks 175Before him are Otto Wöhler (1894), Julius Jacob von Haynau (1786), Hermann Breith (1892), Bruno Loerzer (1891), Wolfgang Lotz (1921), and Oskar von Hutier (1857). After him are Burkhard Christoph von Münnich (1683), Hermann von Oppeln-Bronikowski (1899), Prince Charles of Hesse-Kassel (1744), Hans von Obstfelder (1886), Edwin Freiherr von Manteuffel (1809), and Kurt Christoph Graf von Schwerin (1684).