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Ju 87 D-5 Pipan is a German Air unit in Steel Division II.

He is an unique ace from the Korück 559.


Artur Pipan was an Austrian pilot who enrolled in the Austrian Army in 1937 and was transferred into the Luftwaffe after the Anschluss. After graduating the Stuka school at Insterburg and Wurzburg, he was assigned to the Mediterranean theater, flying with the Sturzkampfgeschwader 1 out of Camiso in Sicily. After participating in combat missions against the British across the Mediterranean and Malta, earning the Ehrenpokal der Luftwaffe in 1941.

After his unit was transferred to the Eastern Front, Pipan earned further awards, including the German Cross in Gold in 1942 and the Knight's Cross in 1944 for flying 672 combat sorties. By the end of the war, Pipan was credited with 758 missions and the destruction of numerous tanks, 10 locomotives, nine bridges, a gunboat, and a significant number of guns and other vehicles. He rejoined the military in 1956 in Austria, becoming its first jet pilot, commanding various air units across the nation, before finally retiring as a Brigadier General in 1982. He died in 2009.


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