Bf-109-f-15-oblt-bruno-stolle_2239746172_o

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This a Bf 109 used by the German Ace Bruno Stolle

Bruno Stolle was born on 13 April 1915 at Münster in Westfalen. Stolle was a blind flying instructor with I./LG 1 at the beginning of the war but was then transferred to 3./JG 51. On 15 March 1940, Stolle was transferred to 8./JG 2. He took part in the Battle for France. He also participated in the Battle of Britain, where he gained his first aerial victories on 11 August when shot down two RAF fighters. Stolle was appointed Staffelkapitän of 8./JG 2 on 7 September 1940. He had three victories to his credit at this time. His scoring rate increased in 1941 with 11 Spitfires and a single Blenheim recorded. Bruno Stolle was awarded the Ehrenpokal on 12 September 1941 and the Deutsches Kreuz in Gold on 29 October 1942. After 32 victories he received the Ritterkreuz on 17 March 1943.
 

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