Two photos of Marseille graduating high school
Marseille on the tennis court
Marseille was the antithesis of the typical German officer. Anti Nazi, anti-racist, humanistic and openly irreverent towards his superiors with whom he disagreed, he became Germany's most unlikely national hero. His story is one of stirring emotion, controversy and enigmatic heroism, and is told by the men and women who knew him.
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Above: Marseille (center) with his Jewish friends in school
Above: The Marseille family
Marseille with his Me-109E4 with LG-2 Marseille with his mother
Marseille and mother prior to his concert
Marseille displaying his musical skills. Hitler was less than amused
Two portraits of Marseille
Marseille (2nd from right) with fiancee Hanneliese Kupper during his home leave on his left at the Berlin Palast after the award ceremony
His father: Maj Gen Siegfried Marseille Back home
Still image from the newsreel of Marseille's Hitler Youth recruitment tour
Above: Two photos of Marseille with fiancee Hannliese Kupper
Marseille and "Fifi" Stahlschmidt
Kugelbauer, Marseille, Schroer and Stahlschmidt
Neumann, Marseille and Redlich
Two photos at the Bahnhoff on his way to meet Adolf Hitler
Marseille after receiving the Oak Leaves and Swords
Photo still from the newsreel of their meeting
Photos taken during the ceremony
Fritz Wendell, Pohs and Marseille during Me-109G test flights.
Marseille on the cover of the Italian version of The Eagle
Marseille strapping in
Adding victories to Marseille's rudder
Marseille with his first Blenheim bomber kill
Marseille congratulated returning from a mission and flight to an enemy airfield
Marseille back from a mission More victories
Possibly Reiner Pottgen (left) with Marseille
Marseille's rudder with 136 kills
Field Marshal Albert Kesselring awarding the Knight's Cross
Two photos of Marseille after returning his 5th and final 'mail' flight over an enemy airfield
Marseille and the men greeting his latest victory
Marseille discussing a mission
Marseille and Me-109 rudder
The men in Benghazi
Marseille after another mission
Marseille congratulated after his second mission of Sept. 1, 1942
After downing four Hurricanes, Marseille points to an enemy 20mm cannon hole
Marseille dismounting after a mission
Marseille describing his 8 kills in a single sortie Marseille describing a battle
Marseille on a successful return
Marseille preparing for a mission take off
Christening Hans-Arnold "Fifi" Stahlschmidt's new Me-109F4. This was the aircraft in which he became missing in action. He has never been found.
Marseille walks away after another successful mission
Mechanics clean the 20mm cannon barrel
Above and Below: Engine repair on a Me-109F and Me-109E respectively
Marseille driving his Kubelwagen with Werner Schroer in the back
Marseille exhausted Marseille after receiving the Knight's Cross
Matthew "Mathias" Letuku Marseille and Mathias
Marseille with Eduard Neumann
Marseille after the telephone call from Field Marshall Erwin Rommel informing him that he would meet Hitler again to receive the Diamonds.
Marseille after another mission
Marseille mounts up Marseille on the way to meet Mussolini
Marseille congratulated after the first mission on Sept. 1, 1942
Marseille with the Knight's Cross Marseille leaves the Maribu Theater
Rommel comes to visit Marseille for a second time
Marseille in a lighter moment
Dettman and Marseille Marseille's rudder with 50 kills
Marseille and the group after another mission
Marseille after the jeep ride with Schroer and a medic to rescue an enemy pilot Marseille shot down, trapped in his fighter. The pilot survived, but was wounded. Marseille flew and dropped another one of his "telegrams" to the enemy airfield.
JG-27 arrives in Libya Marseille prior to a mission
Painting the unit emblem on a cowling
The early days of JG-27, the Me-109E and old camouflage scheme
The effectiveness of the desert camouflage.
Below is Werner Schroer in his Me-109E4
Ludwig Franzisket in his Me-109F4
Left to right: Marseille's last commanding officer, Oberst Eduard Neumann, Colin Heaton, and Generalleutnant Gunther Rall at the Gemeinschaft der Jagdflieger Treffen in 1999 during one of the many interviews
Neumann's famous circus wagon and command post
The impact site of Marseille's fighter
Marseille's body Marseille's funeral service
Ludwig Franzisket removes Marseille's Knight's Cross and other medals
Marseille's grave marker
The funeral procession
The Gemeinshcaft der Jagdflieger memorial in Egypt in 1989
Marseille's permanent memorial which stands today
Above: The men of JG-27 entering the Marabu Theater
Above: The Me-109F models being sent to Libya
Above: Marseille preparing for a mission
Above: Espenlaub's fighter after he was shot down. He was killed trying to escape captivity, and the unit took it very hard, especially Marseille.
JG-27 first arriving in Libya enmasse in November 1942. Werner Schroer is at far left with sunglasses on.
Below: The operational map of North Africa
Marseille in Rome after receiving the Italian Gold Medal for Bravery
Marseille in the sun
Two photos of the smile that melted women's hearts
The famous Italian singer and performer introduced Marseille to her signature song,the Rumba Azul, among other interesting things.
The actress and film director was a Hitler favorite, and she was infatuated with Marseille. See her very interesting comments in the book.
Hitler congratulating Leni in 1934
Leni and her film crew at Nuremberg in 1935 with Heinrich Himmler
Josef Goebbels and Leni Riefenstahl
Swedish born Leander was one of the most successful actresses in Europe. She was a Nazi Party favorite, and she once confided to Riefenstahl that Marseille was her "favorite sexy man"