On Vienna Central Cemetery lies de grave of Walter Nowotny. He is seen as one of the best fighter pilots ever.
As Austrian he fought with the Luftwaffe and shot down 258 enemy planes in the Second World War. He was the first pilot who shot down an enemy plane with a fighter jet (Messerschmidt 262) and he also developed a lot of fighting tactics with fighter jets.
On 8 November 1944, he was shot down himself by American fighters. He did not survive the crash.
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