Hans-Joachim Marseille was the last of his cadet class to earn his officer commission. On August
10, 1940 he was assigned to I. (Jagd) Lehrgeschwader 2 in the northern France. On August 24,
1940 Marseille scored his first victory by downing a Hurricane. Marseille didn’t consider tactical
situations and dove into dogfights adding five more victories during the Battle of Britain but was
himself shot down four times. He was transferred to I./JG 27 and on September 30, 1942 he was
killed over Egypt having accumulated a total of 158 victories.