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Capt._Tenneal
03-02-2004, 10:49 AM
Aside from the well-known Gunther Rall, are there any other Experten still alive at present ?

Capt._Tenneal
03-02-2004, 10:49 AM
Aside from the well-known Gunther Rall, are there any other Experten still alive at present ?

Waldo.Pepper
03-02-2004, 12:42 PM
Franz Stiegler (I think he counts)

F19_Ob
03-02-2004, 01:33 PM
Im not absolutely sure but I think the highest scoring Finnish ace Ilmari Juutilanen is still with us. He was extreemly good with the 109. his score was somewhere over 90 If im not mistaken....have no energy left to check.

F19_Ob
03-02-2004, 01:35 PM
And I almost forgot our own GoodKnight......Im sure he is lurking around.

03-02-2004, 01:45 PM
Horst Petzschler lives in Wichita, Kansas.

http://www.warbirdsresourcegroup.org/LRG/petzschl.html

XyZspineZyX
03-02-2004, 01:46 PM
There are a few still kicking. I was at an air show once and there was a German fighter pilot speaking there, but I never got his name.

But, the numbers are dwindling down for sure. In Germany, I'm sure there are quite a few still left with at least 5 victories. But General Rall stands as the *living* top ace of all time.