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Hanna Reitsch - Aviator - Test Pilot - Forgotten Legend

Hanna Reitsch (29 March 1912 -- 24 August 1979) was a German aviator and the only woman awarded the Iron Cross First Class and the Luftwaffe Combined Pilots-Observation Badge in Gold with Diamonds during World War II.
reitsch was the first woman to fly a helicopter, a rocket plane, and a jet fighter. She set over forty aviation altitude and endurance records during her career, both before and after World War II, and several of her international gliding records are still standing to this day.

List of awards and world records

1932: women's gliding endurance record (5.5 hours)
1936: women's gliding distance record (305 km)
1937: first woman to cross the Alps in a glider
1937: the first woman in the world to be promoted to flight captain by Colonel
Ernst Udet
1937: world distance record in a helicopter (109 km)
1938: the first person to fly a helicopter Focke-Wulf Fw 61 inside an enclosed space (Deutschlandhalle)
1938: winner of German national gliding