Nacke, Rudolf

Date of birth:
February 19th, 1914 (Dresden, Germany)
Date of death:
October 29th, 1988 (Höhr-Grenzhausen, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Flew a total of 333 sorties, including 218 in the East.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Stabsfeldwebel
Unit:
III./Kampf-Geschwader 76
Awarded on:
December 9th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Stabsfeldwebel
Unit:
Flugzeugführer III./Kampfgeschwader 76
Awarded on:
July 23rd, 1941
Action:
Awarded for his total of about 130 sorties flown. In this time he particularly distinguished himself on a couple of occasions. He participated in a raid on Rennes railway station, which was overflowing with trains. Over 500 freight cars were destroyed in the attack, with the railcard itself also taking heavy damaged. Nacke was also involved in a number of pinpoint operations against England due to his experience. On one of these he destroyed a shipyard near Hastings with several direct hits.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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