Rösch, Rudolf

Date of birth:
February 22nd, 1920 (Munich/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
November 28th, 1944 (between Helmond and Deurne, the Netherlands)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Rudolf Rösch was shot down by Flak on November 28th, 1944 during a raid on Airfield B-86 near Helmond, with his Messerschmitt Me 262 "9K+KL" (W.Nr. 170122), after which he crashed beside the Farm "Mariahof" at "Het Geremt", south of the Railway Helmond-Deurne.
At that moment Rudolf Rösch served as Staffelkapitän 3. / Kampfgeschwader 51.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer
Awarded on:
July 20th, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
4. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 51 "Edelweiss", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
February 23rd, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
9. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 51 "Edelweiss", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
March 26th, 1944
Action:
In recognition of his record of successful missions, which by the time of his receiving the Knight's Cross amounted to well over 300 sorties. By the time of his death in September 1944 he had flown a total of about 450 sorties, the vast majority of them in the East.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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