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anemone
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German Ace Tank Destroyer on the Eastern Front
Posted on: 1/27/2018 4:05:42 AM
All in all, Hans-Ulrich Rudel flew 2,500 combat missions -- more than any pilot ever, for any country, in any period of time. His stats speak for themselves – 11 airplanes, 519 tanks, 4 trains, 70 landing craft, two cruisers, a destroyer, a battleship, and over 1,000 enemy trucks and transport vehicles met their ends at his hands.

He received the Knight's Cross (Germany's answer to the Victoria Cross or the Medal of Honor) five times – they seriously had to invent shit to add to his Knight's Cross, because there wasn't anything in the book for what you give a guy who already has the Cross with oak leaves, swords, diamonds, bells, whistles,

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BWilson

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Re: German Ace Tank Destroyer on the Eastern Front
Posted on: 1/27/2018 6:18:03 AM
 Heh, interesting site. But I thought this fellow's story was more interesting. Do we still have men of this caliber? One wonders.

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anemone
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Re: German Ace Tank Destroyer on the Eastern Front
Posted on: 1/27/2018 6:56:54 AM
Thanks for the comment Bill and I am pretty sure there are men of Rudel's calibre toda in all !walks of life.Rudel was no doubt a fanatic and despite the higherst of risks fought on.men and women climb mountains ,trek to the Poles ans row across the Atlantic-aye and much more

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