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Hanna Reitsch

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Birthday
29, 1912
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Aug 24, 1979 (67)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
29, 1912
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Aug 24, 1979 (67)

About

German aviator who set altitude and endurance records and worked as a test pilot for the Third Reich during World War II.

Before Fame

She left medical school in 1932 to become a full-time glider pilot.

Trivia

She set more than forty aviation records, some of which survived into the modern jet age.

Family Life

She was born into a middle class family, and her father worked as a physician.

Associated With

She was portrayed Diane Cilento in the 1973 film Hitler: The Last Ten Days.