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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It is really amazing to read how he could have almost incessantly in constant battle from the beginning of Operation Barbarossa till the end of the war. Rudel was also credited with 51 aerial victories, 42 of which were fighter aircraft and 7 Ilyushin Il-2s. Rudel was born on 2 Julyin Konradswaldauin Prussia.

In an unconventional twist, Rudel’s Mother and Father write a short introduction. The action is intensely described and some of the events are just baffling. Feb 20, Jeff rated it really liked it. Implicitly Rudel is rudrl saying that Adolf Hitler was infallible and if only he was well advised, victory would have been certain.

April Learn how and when to remove this template message. Dec 02, Michael Flanagan rated it really liked it Shelves: Rudel’s political demeanor subsequently alienated him from his former comrades, foremost Gadermann. Rudel is a superhuman character and an inspiration to all walks of life.

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He was credited with the destruction of tanks, severely damaging the battleship Maratas well as sinking a cruiser pkloto and heavily damaged Petropavlovska destroyer Leningrad-class destroyer Minsk and 70 landing craft. Rudel’s leg was amputated below the knee. Rudel was the most highly decorated German serviceman of the war.


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. Adler der Ostfront “Eagle of the Eastern Front” [1] [2] [3] [4].

I wouldn’t suggest this book unless you have nothing better to read about WWII. If you are even slightly interested in WWII history this is a must read book! Portals Access related topics.

Hans-Ulrich Rudel

Syukas mourners were photographed giving Nazi salutes at the funeral, and were investigated under a law banning the display of Nazi symbols. Trotzdem [ Nevertheless ] in German. It was almost four full years and it’s all at the eastern fro This is a very good memoir of the leading German Stuka pilot and commander.

A must-read for those interested in history.

After six years of combat flying, completing over two thousand five hundred missions, Rudel had been shot down more than a dozen times. Rudel died in West Germany in Hans Ulrich Rudel served the Nazi cause throughout the Second World War, and despite the defeat of the Third Reich, remained a staunch Nazi adherent for the rest of his life.

Found a 54 YO copy hanging around at my folks house, took a gander and decided to give it a go. I didn’t know who Rudel was. Retrieved 28 November He was shot down or forced to land 30 times due to anti-aircraft artillery, was wounded five times and rescued six stranded aircrew from enemy-held territory. The brutality of his flights are detailed and the sheer magnitude of combat sorties is amazingly recounted.

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Feb 09, Mark Veira rated it really liked it. He also shot down nine aircraft. It gets a bit repetitive at times, but such was the nature of his existence. From his auspicious beginning to the end Rudel never gave up. Excellent book about a warrior and another story shedding light on the massive war of the Eastern Front.

Back for additional training he went, as a dive bomber pilot I read this “flying-by-the-seat-of-your-pants” combat memoir as a ppiloto and was ulridh by it.

A large blemish on an outstanding career of aerial combat. Rudel was appointed Gruppenkommandeur of III.

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His reputation puloto 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. Rudel attended the humanities oriented Gymnasiumin Lauban. Retrieved 21 December In fact the book is understated throughout Second greatest war book I have ever read after Storm of Steel by Earnst Junger.