Helmut Lent

1918 - 1944

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Helmut Lent (13 June 1918 – 7 October 1944) was a German night-fighter ace in World War II. Lent shot down 110 aircraft, 102 of them at night. Born into a devoutly religious family, he showed an early passion for glider flying; against his father's wishes, he joined the Luftwaffe in 1936. After completing his training, he was assigned to the 1. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Helmut Lent has received more than 179,481 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Helmut Lent is the 845th most popular military personnel (down from 740th in 2019), the 449th most popular biography from Poland (down from 392nd in 2019) and the 41st most popular Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Helmut Lent ranks 845 out of 1,468Before him are George B. McClellan, Erich Abraham, Alphonse Juin, Hermann von François, Peter Lacy, and Pierre Dupont de l'Étang. After him are Abu Bakr ibn Umar, David Farragut, Alexey Maresyev, Gainas, Janko Bobetko, and Joseph E. Johnston.

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Among people born in 1918, Helmut Lent ranks 101Before him are Joseph Wiseman, Dora Ratjen, Cicely Saunders, Vasyl Sukhomlynsky, Kazuo Sakamaki, and Ajahn Chah. After him are Abba Kovner, Borys Paton, Bebo Valdés, Bernd Alois Zimmermann, Ida Lupino, and Leila Mourad. Among people deceased in 1944, Helmut Lent ranks 122Before him are Nikolai Kuznetsov, Musa Cälil, Noor Inayat Khan, Israel Joshua Singer, Arsen Kotsoyev, and Charles Diehl. After him are Józef Beck, Rudolf Schmundt, Hellmuth Stieff, André Abegglen, Lupe Vélez, and Thomas Midgley Jr..

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Among people born in Poland, Helmut Lent ranks 449 out of 1,454Before him are Beata Tyszkiewicz (1938), Hilary Koprowski (1916), Erich Abraham (1895), Stanisław Wojciechowski (1869), Władysław III Spindleshanks (1165), and Ernst Kantorowicz (1895). After him are Jerzy Stuhr (1947), Józef Beck (1894), Georg Heym (1887), Max Factor (1877), Leszek II the Black (1241), and Otto von Gierke (1841).


Among military personnels born in Poland, Helmut Lent ranks 41Before him are Hyacinth Graf Strachwitz (1893), Friedrich Graf von Wrangel (1784), Rudolf Christoph Freiherr von Gersdorff (1905), Karol Świerczewski (1897), Fritz von Below (1853), and Erich Abraham (1895). After him are Max Simon (1899), Hellmuth Stieff (1901), Zygmunt Berling (1896), Walther von Lüttwitz (1859), Mikhail Dmitrievich Gorchakov (1793), and Max von Gallwitz (1852).