Helmut Lennartz

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Helmut Lennartz was a former Luftwaffe fighter ace during World War II. He is credited with 13 aerial victories, including eight victories while flying the Messerschmitt Me-262 jet fighter.[1] He is noted for achieving the first aerial victory over a B-17 Flying Fortress on 15 August 1944 while flying the Messerschmitt Me 262 jet fighter.[2]


  1. ^ For a list of Luftwaffe Jet aces see List of German World War II jet aces
  2. ^ Morgan & Weal 1998, p. 17.
  • Morgan, Hugh; Weal, John (1998), German Jet Aces of World War 2, London: Orsprey Publishing Limited, ISBN 1-85532-634-5 .