Rudat, Horst

Date of birth:
May 3rd, 1920 (Wirtkallen, Germany)
Date of death:
August 31st, 1982 (Laaber, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
?: Oberst (Bundeswehr).

Career:
February 1st, 1964 - March 31st, 1971: Kommodore, Lufttransportgeschwader 63 (Bundeswehr).

Flew a total of 354 sorties by war's end.

Do you have more information about this person? Inform us!

Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant
Unit:
3./Kampf-Geschwader 55
Awarded on:
July 27th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 9th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 7th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 27th, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
2./KG 55
Awarded on:
March 24th, 1943
Action:
Awarded after 313 sorties as a bomber pilot. He particularly distinguished himself during the battle of Stalingrad, where on 18.01.1943 he was able to bring back 22 wounded soldiers from the pocket on just one return flight in a masterpiece of airmanship.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

Photo