Iris Wittig

iris Wittig (* 9. April 1928 in Lengefeld; † 30. September 1978 in Rothenburg/O.L.) was the first and probably only military female pilot of the GDR. At the age of 15 years it became in December 1945 member of the KPD and worked actively in the FDJ. Their nut/mother became closed from the Nazis in the KZ Ravensbrück, their father into a prison.

First she worked as Traktoristin, became a 1950 delegate in the people chamber and went to the people police. 1953 flew it for the first time independently in a MIG 15 U, 1954 became it attendant of the fighter wing JG1.

Web on the left of


  > German to English > (Machine translated into English)