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Scheffel, Rudolf

Date of birth:
July 9th, 1914 (Greiz/Thuringia, Germany)
Date of death:
December 18th, 1983 (Mönchengladbach/Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Rudolf Scheffel was in 259 operational sorties credited for 7 air victories and destroyed at least 50 enemy tanks.

Promotions:
April 1941: Leutnant;
July 26th, 1942: Oberleutnant;
January 1st, 1944: Hauptmann;
?: Oberstleutnant (Bundeswehr).

Career:
?: Polizei;
1935: Luftwaffe;
1935 - 1939: Kampfgeschwader;
1939 - 1941: Flieger Kampfgeschwader 76;
April 1941: I. / Schnellkampfgeschwader 210;
September 24th, 1941: Staffelkapitän 1. / Schnellkampfgeschwader 210;
January 1942: 1. / Zerstörergeschwader 1;
April 1942: Staffelkapitän 1. / Zerstörergeschwader 1;
March 1943: Stab / Zerstörergeschwader 26;
February 17th, 1944: Adjutant, Stab / Zerstörergeschwader 26;
February 1st, 1945: Schiesschule der Luftwaffe, Vaerlöse;
1959: Bundeswehr;
1973: Retirement.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
I. Gruppe, Schnellkampfgeschwader 210, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
March 6th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
Staffelführer, 1. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Zerstörergeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
October 29th, 1942
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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