Hans-Ulrich Rudel, Germany’s most highly decorated combat pilot, only Hans- Ulrich Rudel pulls his Junkers JuB Stuka out of a dive after. Hans Ulrich Rudel was a Stuka dive-bomber pilot during World War 2. The most highly decorated German serviceman of the war, Rudel was one of only The year-old Silesian pastor’s son, Ulrich Rudel began his pilot training for the German Luftwaffe in Rudel volunteered for the new.

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At the time of writing, bringing that kind of stuff up may not have been the best idea, so that maybe explains it. Six years of war, three thousand five hundred sorties 17 in one dayover tank kills 13 in one sortiethe list goes on and on.

Germany needed heroes that summer ofand Rudel did not disappoint. While it provided details of his astounding combat career, the book also attempted to justify many German actions during the war. Earning the highest decorations issued for air aces, Rudel saw the war from the Eastern front to the fall of Berlin losing limbs and hope along the way.

Hans-Ulrich Rudel – Wikipedia

He flew over missions, sometimes as many as six in a day, and was credited with destroying over soviet tanks, hundreds of artillery pieces and transport vehic Another of Ballantine Books’ personal history war stories featuring the story of the Luftwaffe’s most decorated airman, Hans Ulrich Rudel.

Hans-Ulrich Rudel was more than tough, and his determination to continue to fly and fight in the face of adversity and severe injury made him virtually unstoppable. View all 4 comments. The marriage produced his third son, Christoph, born in An excellent account of the war from one of the best pilots in history.


Rudel’s account became required reading later on in the U. Rudel is a superhuman character and an inspiration to all walks of life. He pulled out at such a low level that his wheels skimmed the water. Yet the Stukas were unable to halt the relentless Soviet offensives leading into the winter of rusel A most readable account of Hans Rudel’s war experiences as a Stuka pilot and a senior Luftwaffe officer.

To ask other readers questions about Stuka Pilotplease sign up. It was slow, ugly, hard to maneuver, and the landing gear was always in the “down” position, but it was uorich one of the deadliest pieces of machinery in the entire war.

How Hitler’s Henchmen Fled Justice. However, his courage, tenacity and resilience in the face of horrendous wounds brought him the highest awards in Nazi Germany. In fact the book is understated hane perhaps a dramatisation would be incredible.

Rudel meets with Himmler, Geobels and has a few truly, bazaar meetings with Riechmarschal Herman Goering. Rudel died after suffering another stroke in Rosenheim on 18 December[46] and was buried in Dornhausen on 22 December The things that happened to Rudel, as well as his feats, defy belief.

Shot down over Latvia, he crash-landed with his gunner, Ernst Gadermann. This memoirs reads like the author is sitting in a pub telling his story why sharing a drink with you.

By the time he rejoined StG. His clean living, exercise and tea-toddling, further ostracized him from the hard-partying pilot culture. Sep 22, Hugh Evans rated it it was amazing Shelves: The action is intensely described and some of the events are just baffling. During Rudel’s burial ceremony, two Bundeswehr F-4 Phantoms appeared to make a low altitude flypast over his grave. Rudel also claimed to have destroyed more than vehicles of all types, over artillery, anti-tank or anti-aircraft positions, 4 armored trains, as well as numerous bridges and supply lines.


Hans Ulrich Rudel remained a convinced Nazi through the end of the war and this is his account of the war. German Nationalism Since Equipped with a few rude pounds of heavy ass-busting bombs and sporting two under-wing mounted 37mm anti-tank cannons, this thing was the predecessor of badass shit like the A Warthog that we all so know and love.

Hans-Ulrich Rudel

On target approach the flak was so intense that the Stukas, bobbing, weaving and dodging, broke formation. Junkers Ju 87 Stukageschwader of the Russian Front. Four mourners were photographed giving Nazi salutes at the funeral, and were investigated under a law banning the display of Nazi symbols. In the West German federal election ofRudel, who had returned to West Germanywas the top candidate for the far-right German Reich Party but was not elected to the Bundestag.

The Day That Stuka Pilot Hans Ulrich Rudel Sank The Soviet Battleship Marat

What I found it interesting was that these guys did not suffer from PST or anything even though some, like Hartmann, spent years in a Soviet work camp after the war. He went through basic training in the newly created German Luftwaffe in the late s and as the date of passing out approached, all the trainees in his year began to wonder to which arm of the air force they would be posted.

Then I see the Marat large as life in front of me. Knight’s Cross with Diamonds Recipients. His thousand hand bomb hit the deck which erupted in flames. Rudel regularly flew three and more missions ultich day and he quickly proved to be utterly fearless.