By Hans Ulrich Rudel
Autobiography of WW2 Nazi pilot Hans Rudel
The such a lot hugely embellished German serviceman of WW2, and the one one to be presented the 3rd Reich's so much prestigious medal which was once in particular created for Rudel by way of Hitler himself, the Knight's pass of the Iron pass with Golden Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds.
Shot down over 24 occasions, Hans Rudel is credited with destroying over 500 tanks, 2,000 flooring goals, the Russian battleship Marat, cruisers and a destroyer, and was once such a success opposed to Russian forces that Joseph Stalin post a 100,000 rouble ransom on his head. His flying list of over 2,500 missions continues to be unequalled via any pilot for the reason that.
Until his dying in 1982 Hans Rudel remained a devoted supporter of Adolf Hitler, and he refused to denounce Hitler, or the Nazis, and believed that the warfare opposed to Germany was once created by way of robust Jews and foreign finance. Hans Rudel is still a fancy personality, and arguably one among WW2's so much heroic figures.
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Autobiography of WW2 Nazi pilot Hans Rudel
The such a lot hugely adorned German serviceman of WW2, and the single one to be provided the 3rd Reich's so much prestigious medal which was once in particular created for Rudel by means of Hitler himself, the Knight's pass of the Iron pass with Golden Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds.
Shot down over 24 occasions, Hans Rudel is credited with destroying over 500 tanks, 2,000 floor goals, the Russian battleship Marat, cruisers and a destroyer, and was once such a success opposed to Russian forces that Joseph Stalin post a 100,000 rouble ransom on his head. His flying checklist of over 2,500 missions continues to be unrivaled by way of any pilot considering that.
Until his demise in 1982 Hans Rudel remained a faithful supporter of Adolf Hitler, and he refused to denounce Hitler, or the Nazis, and believed that the struggle opposed to Germany used to be created through strong Jews and foreign finance. Hans Rudel continues to be a fancy personality, and arguably one in all WW2's so much heroic figures.
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Those who survived went back to Maui and began receiving the training that might have helped them before the operation," writes author and Iwo Jima veteran John Lane. The situation was typified by one replacement who was placed with a machine gun unit. " 57 As the 5th Division advanced up the west coast, many enemy gun positions were captured. Here a Marine stands guard over a Japanese coastal artillery piece. " The 1st Battalion of the 25th Regiment made pre-dawn infiltrations but were driven back by mortar shells raining down from the heights above.
They shot down two Zeros (Mitsubishi AGM fighters), but the remaining. Zeros plowed on through the low lying cloud, two of them trailing smoke, and slammed into the side of the carrier turning the hangers into an inferno. Another solitary attacker smashed into the flight deck leaving a gaping hole 100yds (91m) from the bow. Damage control teams worked wonders and within one hour the fires were under control and the Saratoga was able to recover a few of her planes. The others were taken aboard the escort carriers USS Wake Island and USS Natoma Bay.
As they descended on parachutes they cast an eerie glow over the scene. The Japanese kept up their mortar and artillery fire, while at sea a shuttle service of landing craft brought in supplies and evacuated the wounded. Aboard the command ship Eldorado, "Howlin' Mad" Smith studied the day's reports. Progress had not been as good as he had hoped and the casualty figures made grim reading: "I don't know who he is, but the Japanese General running this show is one smart bastard," he announced to a group of war correspondents.
Stuka Pilot by Hans Ulrich Rudel