Strike Witches (OAV)
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Most characters' names (except the main character Joto Hiko Heiso (Senior Flight Sergeant) Yoshika "Mamefuji" Miyafuji) are after famous historical fighter aces:
- Oberleutnant Erica "Frau" Hartmann = Erich "Bubi" Hartmann, 352 victories, "ace of aces"
- Hauptmann Gertrud "Trude" Barkhorn = Gerhard Barkhorn, 301 victories
- Senior Lieutenant Sanya V. "Lilya" Litvyak = Lydia Vladimirovna Litvyak, 12 victories, one of two female aces in history
- Tenente Francesca "Gattino" Lucchini = Franco Lucchini, 26+ victories
- Shoi Mio "Samurai" Sakamoto = Saburo Sakai (60+ victories) + Tetsuzo Iwamoto (80 victories)
- Oberstleutnant Minna-Dietlinde "Füllstein" Wilcke = Wolf-Dietrich Wil(c)ke, 162 victories
- Sergeant Lynette "Lynne" Bishop = Billy Bishop, ~72 victories
- Captain Charlotte E. "Charlie" Yeager = Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager, 11.5 victories, first man to break the sound barrier in level flight
- Kadetti Eila Ilmatar "Il" Juutilainen = Ilmari Juutilainen, 94 victories
- Lieutenant Perrine-H. "Clostel" Clostermann = Pierre Clostermann, 23+ victories
The callsigns of Oberleutnant Erica "Frau" Hartmann and Hauptmann Gertrud "Trude" Barkhorn were adapted from Frau Trude, tale number 43 of the famous Kinder- und Hausmärchen ("Children's and Household Tales," better known as Grimm's Fairy Tales) by Brothers Grimm.
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