Helmut Lent

1918 - 1944

Helmut Lent

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 131,247 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 670th most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, Helmut Lent ranks 673 out of 1,194Before him are Guido Starhemberg, Joseph Boxhall, Ōtani Yoshitsugu, David Elazar, Aimable Pélissier, and Hubert Lyautey. After him are Walther Nehring, Nikolai Ogarkov, Lamachus, Süleyman Hüsnü Pasha, Ludwig Yorck von Wartenburg, and Vasily Petrov.

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Among people born in 1918, Helmut Lent ranks 83Before him are Gara Garayev, Vasyl Sukhomlynsky, Choi Hong Hi, Ian Stevenson, Spiro Agnew, and Bernd Alois Zimmermann. After him are Kevin A. Lynch, Lothar-Günther Buchheim, Huber Matos, Theodore Sturgeon, W. Eugene Smith, and Elmore James. Among people deceased in 1944, Helmut Lent ranks 100Before him are Ethel Smyth, Petr Ginz, Wolf-Heinrich Graf von Helldorff, Charles Diehl, Tanya Savicheva, and Pavel Haas. After him are Felix Nussbaum, Ida Tarbell, Hans Krása, Fritz Witt, Israel Joshua Singer, and Heinz Brandt.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Helmut Lent ranks 371 out of 930Before him are Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz (1885), Józef Cyrankiewicz (1911), Arthur Zimmermann (1864), Eleonore Reuss of Köstritz (1860), Horst Mahler (1936), and Peter I, Grand Duke of Oldenburg (1755). After him are Walther Nehring (1892), Kurt Schumacher (1895), Stanisław Dziwisz (1939), Adam Stefan Sapieha (1867), Richeza of Poland, Queen of Castile (1140), and Richard Thomalla (1903).


Among military personnels born in Poland, Helmut Lent ranks 35Before him are Rüdiger von der Goltz (1865), Eberhard von Mackensen (1889), Hermann von Eichhorn (1848), Maximilian von Prittwitz (1848), Hyacinth Graf Strachwitz (1893), and Hans Karl von Diebitsch (1785). After him are Walther Nehring (1892), Friedrich Graf von Wrangel (1784), Fritz von Below (1853), Karol Świerczewski (1897), Oskar Kummetz (1891), and Hellmuth Stieff (1901).

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