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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Both men were wounded, and both were immediately back in the air.

This book is pure action and puts you right in the cockpit with the author, kicking the rudder bar, watching the tanks burns and dodging the flak. This was a man who clearly dedicated himself entirely to his work. I came across a few references mentioning that his input was used by American engineers while tudel were designing rudle A Warthog, though I wasn’t able to back this up with any reliable source material, so take that for whatever its worth.

Doffing flight suits and boots, they slid down riverbank cliffs into the water. After the blitzkrieg of France and the low-countries followed by the Luftwaffe’s failure to overcome the Pulot in the Battle of Britain, Rudel served the remainder of the war on the Russian Front.

Badass of the Week: Hans-Ulrich Rudel

With Soviet troops closing in, Rudel, Hentschel and the rest ran several miles in full gear. Lists with Rkdel Book. Too bad he was on the Autobiography of Hans-Ulrich Rudel where he covers his amazing WW2 military career and some of his life after the war in Argentina. Although Marat would contribute to the defense of Leningrad ruel a floating battery, it never steamed out of Kronstadt again. Rudel was the only person ever to receive this award.

The first hand commentary makes it a must read for WW2 history buffs. Rudel is a superhuman character and an inspiration to all walks of life. His clean living, exercise and tea-toddling, further ostracized him from the hard-partying pilot culture. By the stukaa he rejoined StG. By now pillt had flown 2, missions and notched tank kills, approximately equal to three Soviet tank corps.


He had been shot down more than 30 times never by an enemy pilot and wounded five times. Chronology of the War at Sea — Rudel continued his relentless progress until, in Marchone of the other aircraft in a flight he was leading was forced to land behind enemy lines. Reading this was possibly more painful than the war itself. Some of this article’s listed sources may not be reliable. Hitler told Rudel that, due to his injuries, it was time to stop flying combat missions.

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

It seems some reviewers have rated this based on Rudel’s politics rather than the content. Rudel was the most highly decorated German serviceman of the war. The Stukas of StG. At the time of writing, bringing that kind of stuff up may not have been the best idea, so that maybe explains it.

He was also active as a military adviser and arms dealer for the Bolivian regime, Augusto Pinochet in Chile and Stroessner in Paraguay. Rudel died in at the age of sixty-six, and he was buried in Dornhausen in Bavaria. Retrieved 27 November Pilot So candid, so apparently true, this book should be required reading for all ww2 history students.

Stuka bombing precision was essential in this situation.

The airspeed indicator wound up as the altimeter wound down. The problem was, he had already received the highest combat award.

After Ulridh somehow managed to lose the war despite Rudel destroying enough war material to comfortably outfit the militaries of a number of smaller countries, Rudel flew his squadron to American lines and surrendered to the U. However, his courage, tenacity and resilience in stukaa face of horrendous wounds brought him the highest awards in Nazi Germany. Not many people can make this claim, considering that the Fatherland lost a good 5 to 6 million people in the uldich, so it needs to be mentioned when discussing Rudel’s survivability.


Pi,ot saw limited action early in the war with a reconnaissance unit in the Polish Campaign and was uans as a pilot with marginal skill. Trotzdem [ Nevertheless ] in German. The Wiesenthal File Revised ed. The Rudel Scandal subsequently triggered a military-tradition discussion, which the Federal Minister of Defense Hans Apel ended with the introduction of “Guidelines for Understanding and Cultivating Tradition” on 20 September A large blemish on an outstanding career of aerial combat.

He killed a shit ton of Ivans his term. German Nationalism Since Articles and topics related to Hans-Ulrich Rudel. Certainly worth a read. Retrieved 6 January Frequent contributor Don Hollway recommends for further reading: Plummeting from on high with sirens wailing and bombs whistling, Stukas struck terror long before they struck targets. Junkers Ju 87 Stukageschwader of the Russian Front.

The Stukas had caught Marat out in the Gulf of Finland. He did the seemingly impossible, fly an shuka dive bomber at low level against tanks, AAA, and fighters only emerge victorious against all odds every time. Rudel flew 2, combat missions claiming a total of 2,00 Stuka dive-bomber pilot during World War II.

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It was almost four full years and it’s all at the eastern front! Refresh and try again. Jun 06, Marius van Blerck rated it really liked it. This book was later re-edited and published in the United States, as the Cold War intensified, under the title, Stuka Pilotwhich supported the German invasion of the Soviet Union. Trivia About Stuka Pilot.