Rumpelhardt, Friedrich "Fritz"

Date of birth:
June 19th, 1920 (Nordhalden/Konstanz, Germany)
Date of death:
January 20th, 2011 (Offenburg/Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Friedrich Rumpelhardt flew as Radio-operator with Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer with Nachjagd-Geschwader 1 and Nachtjagd-Geschwader 4. He was the most successful night fighter radio operator during WWII. He was nominated for the Eichenlaub on March 8th 1945 and completed a total of 130 sorties and participated in 100 night victories.

From 1967 until 1984 he served as Leiter des Landwirtschaftsamts in Offenburg.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
12. / Nachtjagdgeschwader 1
Awarded on:
April 16th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
Bordfunker 12. / Nachtjagdgeschwader 1
Awarded on:
April 17th, 1944
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
Bordfunker IV. / Nachtjagdgeschwader 1
Awarded on:
July 27th, 1944
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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