Mayr, Rudolf

Date of birth:
May 1st, 1910 (Miesbach/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
August 4th, 1991 (Hamburg/Hamburg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

In some DKiG sources, Rudolf Mayer is being referred to as Rudolf Mayer.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
I. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 40, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
December 23rd, 1941
Details:
Written in Patzwall / Scherzer as Rudolf Mayer.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 9. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 40, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
May 18th, 1943
Action:
Awarded for his successes against shipping while flying the Fw 200. By the time of his receiving the Knight's Cross Mayr and his crew had sunk 15 ships with 65000 GRT.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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