Erich Leie

Erich Leie

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Erich Leie (born 10 September 1916 in Kiel, killed in action 7 March 1945 in Czechoslovakia) was a German World War II fighter ace who served in the Luftwaffe until his death on 7 March 1945. He was posthumously promoted to the rank of Oberstleutnant and nominated for the Oak Leaves to the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross.n March 1940, Leie joined III./JG 2 and claimed his first victory on 14 May when he shot down a Bristol Blenheim. By October 1940, Leie was serving with Geschwaderstab of JG 2, and had 11 victories by the end of the year. Leie was awarded the Ritterkreuz in August 1941 after claiming 21 victories in the west. He claimed 6 Spitfires shot down in one day on 23 July, and by the end of 1941, his total was 32.show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 200g
  • DIC Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135715631
  • 9786135715637