Talk:Wilhelm Mink (pilot)

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Does not meet WP:SOLDIER & sig RS coverage not found link, just a few passing mentions. Did not hold any commands. Almost all victories achieved on the Eastern front where Luftwaffe was flying against poorly trained pilots operating inferior aircraft. So a high number of claims is not remarkable.

No article exists. Please also see a note at MilHist Talk Archives for background behind the redirect. In summary, per the outcome of the discussion at Notability:People on notability of Knight's Cross recipients: permalink, certain recipients were deemed non notable and WP:SOLDIER has been modified accordingly: diff. The articles of these recipients are being redirected to alphabetical lists. K.e.coffman (talk) 22:40, 13 March 2017 (UTC)

Notable due to his status as a Flying ace with a high claimed kills counts. As you can see in List of World War II flying aces - flyers with a much smaller kill count have articles - with the notability being their kill count and nothing else. Being an aerial ace (with a significant count for a particular conflict - 5 would be borderline for WWII, but would confer significance in any other conflict - mid-double digits and up for WWII is clearly significant). notable per SOLDIER: " Played an important role in a significant military event such as a major battle or campaign" - kill counts of these magnitude are a significant material and personnel (aviation - expensive to train) advantage. Soviets were competitive in the air from the end of 1942 and onward - and in event taking out a regiment sized enemy force - Aviation regiment (Soviet Union) single handedly is significant regardless of opposition quality.Icewhiz (talk) 10:24, 23 April 2017 (UTC)


Restoring the redirect. Successful completion of missions (sorties flown, # of enemy aircraft shot down, etc) is not part of SOLDIER. A MilHist RfC on this topic has failed to gain consensus in May of 2017:

For a relevant AfD, please see:

Please also see the discussion with the editor who had earlier objected to the redirect:

K.e.coffman (talk) 04:24, 16 September 2017 (UTC)