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 Piloto de stukas by Rudel, Hans-Ulrich and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Results 1 – 23 of 23 Piloto de Stukas (Paperback or Softback) by Rudel, Hans-Ulrich and a great selection of similar Used, New and Collectible Books available.

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He also became involved in politics and business.

During Rudel’s burial ceremony, two Bundeswehr F-4 Phantoms appeared to make a low altitude flypast over his grave. After one mission, his handful of aircraft are attacked by up to Mustangs returning from an escort mission, which he manages to evade. Rudel attended the humanities oriented Gymnasiumin Lauban.

Thanks to his strict regimen of running 6 miles every morning, he was able to elude capture and eventually returned through the lines lurich rejoin his outfit days later.

Nazis on the Run: Another interesting observation was the fact that mastering the Stuka, and beating back the Russian war machine was clearly his life’s work. Rudel’s story is fascinating and I was surprised by how little of the clearest fanaticism there was, as I knew that he was a real hardcore NSDAP member.

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During the war, Rudel was credited with the destruction of tanks, as well as a number of ships. He single handedly plugged gaps in the Eastern Front for two years, no exaggeration. Junkers Ju 87 Stukageschwader of the Russian Front.

His posting in the Eastern front in its various parts shows him as an already mature pilot who not only knows the enemy, weather, terrain, possibilities of his aircraft and its advantages and disadvantages compared to the enemy but also does his best to teach his newest replacement pilots in order for them to survive in the air. Rudel’s leg was amputated below the knee. German Nationalism Since Going up against odds of up to 20 to 1, he would attack Soviet tank columns with the sky ‘infested’ with enemy aircraft and return to base unscathed.


Absolutely amazing account of the air war, mostly on the Eastern Front, from the Nazi perspective. Rudel was hugely talented, extraordinarily brave, and valiant in the classic sense.

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Retrieved 27 November His reputation was such that the Soviets put a price of his head, so that once when he was shot down 50 miles behind the lines, he was forced to set off on foot to outrun the ground troops who were pursuing him.

First and foremost is the almost mythical tenacity, devotion, and stamina possessed by Rudel, who often flew back-to-back combat sorties from dusk til dawn, often in terrible weather, and almost always under intense anti-aircraft fire. It wasn’t until the Russian Campaign that Rudel came into his own as a pilot and established an outstanding combat record. As an air observer, Rudel flew on long-range reconnaissance missions over Poland.

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The lessons learned from Rudel were successfully woven into the framework that led to the development of that venerable guardian angel of the ground soldier – the A Thunderbolt. In the book, he supported Nazi policies. It caused the explosion of the forward magazine which demolished the superstructure and the forward part of the hull. May 15, Zatoichi Kage rated it really liked it Shelves: September ” in German. Eagle of the Eastern Front.

Stuka Pilot by Hans-Ulrich Rudel

Dodging bullets like Neo. Rudel vigorously recounts his many wartime exploits with detail, but barely a passing mention is paid to his life outside the military, I can only recall twice when his wife was briefly mentioned. I read this “flying-by-the-seat-of-your-pants” combat memoir as a teenager and was thrilled by it. The brutality of his flights are detailed and the sheer magnitude of combat sorties is amazingly recounted.

Retrieved 30 December The first hand commentary makes it a must read for WW2 history buffs.

Hans-Ulrich Rudel

Rudel flew 2, combat missions claiming a total of 2, targets destroyed; including vehicles, tanks, artillery pieces, 70 landing craft, nine aircraft, 4 armored trains, several bridges, a destroyer, two cruisers, and the Soviet battleship Marat After the war he moved to South America. Articles and topics related to Hans-Ulrich Rudel. Four mourners were photographed giving Nazi salutes at the funeral, and were investigated under a law banning the ukrich of Nazi symbols. He is, with out question, one of the greatest aviators of the Second World War.


Within a month he was back in the air, operating the rudder bar with his one leg still in plaster!

Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer []. Instead, he found himself This memoir is worth reading simply because Hans Ulrich Rudel – its author – was the most successful dive bomber pilot of WW2 and therefore, he definitely had quite a few stories to tell.

There is little of his personal life here. Escaping death and dodging Russians like no other.

Stuka Pilot

Rudel was the most highly decorated German serviceman of the war. Published by Ballantine Books first published Several other accounts from high-ranking German soldiers often contain some form pilooto remorse, or at dee an expression of their disillusionment with the wild machinations of their leader as time went on, but not so from Rudel.

Retrieved 28 November Its an almost unbelievable story dw death-defying proportions. The story is marred only by the knowledge that, while he fought an honourable war, he remained loyal to Hitler and to the extremes of Nazi ideology not only in the immediate aftermath, which might have been understandable, but till the end of his life decades later. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Excellent book about a warrior and another story shedding light on the massive war of the Eastern Front. Nov 17, Curtiss added it Shelves: