|Birth: ||1922, Germany|
|Death: ||1950, France|
German Ace Fighter Pilot. Major Heinz Schnaufer was a scourge during the air battles over Britain. During 164 night missions over England, he downed a confirmed total of 121 bombers. He became a prize target for British gunners and aircraft known to them as "The Night Ghost". Major Schnaufer was finally shot down over England, survived and was taken prisoner. His downed plane was displayed in London's Hyde Park. The tail with 121 markings can still be seen today in the Imperial War Museum. Major Schnaufer was released by the British in 1945 and returned to Germany where he operated a wine store. Five years after his release from captivity, death, which eluded him miraculously during years of uninterrupted combat claimed him at last. Just 28 years of age, while on business in Southern France, a car accident near Bordeaux took his life. His remains were taken back to his hometown and buried in the family plot at Baden-Wurttenburg Cemetery, Calw, Germany. (bio by: Donald Greyfield (inactive))
Plot: Family plot
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Record added: Oct 07, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7958647
I'm sorry you left us so tragically at such a young age, Heinz Wolfgang. Rest in Peace. See you in Heaven.|
Added: Sep. 21, 2013
Added: Oct. 25, 2012
Rest in peace.|
Added: Jun. 7, 2010
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