Fly Melitta Schiller Von Stauffenberg

January 9, 1903 Dive bomb pilot Melitta Schiller Von Stauffenberg was born. Although she wanted to work for the Red Cross, Stauffenberg was ordered to serve in WWII as a Luftwaffe test pilot. By flying over 2,500 sorties she saved her family, of Jewish descent, from being deported to prison camps. In 1944, Stauffenberg’s brothers-in-law were executed for their attempt on Hitler’s life. She was arrested for the plot but released and ordered to continue flying.
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