Erich Hartmann, German fighter pilot. He was the most successful fighter ace in the history of aerial warfare. Nicknamed the Blonde Knight and the Black Devil by his Soviet adversaries. He flew 1,404 combat missions, and participated in aerial combat on 825 separate occasions. He claimed, and was credited with, shooting down 352 Allied aircraft - 345 Soviet and 7 American.
Mk 1a Spitfires of 610 Sqn in the early summer of 1940: Spitfire Squadrons covered the evacuation from Dunkirk in June but were not based there during the unsuccessful campaign. They equipped fewer Squadrons than the Hurricane during the Battle of Britain but rapidly began replacing the older fighter in home service thereafter.