Hajo Herrmann was a former Heinkel 111 and Junkers 88 bomber pilot with III/KG 4 in the Polish campaign, the blitzkrieg in the west and during the Battle of Britain. He was shot down over Dunkirk, escaped to safety and flew many combat missions over England. Later, he flew over Malta and then joined the Luftwaffe General Staff before taking command of his brainchild, the ‘Wilde Sau’ Fw190 night-fighter group in defence of the Reich. At the war’s end he was captured by the Russians and spent ten years as a prisoner in the Soviet Union. On his return to Germany, he became a lawyer.
Hajo Herrmann will be featuring in my new book about the Battle of Britain, but you can find his interview now on the Air Foce section of the Oral History Archive on this site.