Hannes, Off topic this may be but IMHO also fascinating. Since you asked, I think how we should remember her depends on the *details* of her conduct during the war. For example, to go to one extreme, if she had been personally shooting people in the back of the head in Poland I would regard her as beyond discussion. However, I also like the idea (evident in the 'chivalry' of WWI) that pilots form a kind of 'brotherhood' that surpasses differences of ideology or cause. So I guess it is a sliding scale. How far was she involved with the more 'optional' elements of Nazi practice?
Incidently I never knew the 3rd Reich had kamikaze pilots. Can you tell us any more?
I would also be interested to know what you have found on Reitch's career. I was meaning to read up on her when I had the time. But I think she:
(1) Test piloted a V-1 rocket (buzz bomb).
Surely even more insane/brave than the Komet.
(2) Was one of the last pilots to fly into Berlin and see Hitler in the bunker. She took a general (can't recall name) crammed in the back of an unarmed FW-190 and landed on the Ku Dam.