Hans-Ulrich Rudel was a dive-bomber pilot in World War II & a member of the Nazi Party. The most highly decorated German of the war. He flew 2,530 combat missions for a total of 2,000 targets destroyed incl. 800 vehicles, 519 tanks, 150 artillery pieces, a destroyer, 2 cruisers, 1 Soviet battleship, 70 landing craft, 4 armored trains, several bridges and nine aircraft. He did this with 1 leg. After the war he worked on the US A-10 "Warthog", the most successful ground attack jet in history.