Leutnant Franz Schall began his career as a fighter pilot with JG 52 on the Eastern Front in February 1943. His best day was on 31AUG44 when he was credited with shooting down a remarkable thirteen Soviet aircraft, including eleven Il-2s. He was posted to Kommando Nowotny to work up the new Me 262 jet fighter where he and Leutnant Helmut Lennartz scored the unit’s first victories on 07OCT44 by downing two American B-24 Liberators. Schall was killed landing an Me 262 with JV 7 just a month before the end of the war in April. He was credited with 133 victories, including 16 on the Me 262.