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Erich Leie

German flying ace

Died when: 28 years 178 days (341 months)
Star Sign: Virgo


Erich Leie

Erich Leie (10 September 1916 – 7 March 1945) was a German Luftwaffe military aviator and wing commander during World War II.As a fighter ace, he is credited with 121 aerial victories claimed in more than 500 combat missions.

He claimed 44 on Western Front, 77 on the Eastern Front, including one four-engine bomber.Leie was killed in action on 7 March 1945.

Posthumously, he was promoted to Oberstleutnant (lieutenant colonel) and nominated for the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves.

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