Pflanz, Rudolf

Date of birth:
July 1st, 1914 (Ichenheim/Baden, Germany)
Date of death:
July 31st, 1942 (near Monchaux/Haute-Normandie, France)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Rudolf Pflanz was killed in an aierial combat over the Abbeville - Moncahaux area on July 31st, 1942. At that moment he served as Staffelkapitän with 1. / Jagdgeschwader 2. He was posthumously promoted to Hauptmann.

Achieved a total of 52 aerial victories in the West.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer 1. / Jagdgeschwader 2 "Richthofen"
Awarded on:
August 1st, 1941
Action:
Awarded after 20 aerial victories.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
I. / Jagdgeschwader 2
Awarded on:
July 16th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
I./ J.G.2
Awarded on:
September 16th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Awarded on:
May 5th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 24th, 1941
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Stab/Jachtgeschwader Richthofen Nr. 2
Awarded on:
April 22nd, 1941
Frontflugspange für Jäger in Gold

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