Schönert, Rudolf

Date of birth:
July 27th, 1911 (Glogau/Silisia, Germany)
Date of death:
November 30th, 1985 (Manitoba, Canada)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Rudolf Schönert, also known as Rudolf Schoenert, served with Nachtjagdgeschwader 1, Nachtjagdgeschwader 2, Nachtjagdgeschwader 5 and Nachtjagdgeschwader 6, scoring a total of 64
night victories.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer
Awarded on:
December 23rd, 1941
Details:
Published in the Ehrenliste der Deutschen Luftwaffe on January 5th, 1942.
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
4. / Nachtjagdgeschwader 2
Awarded on:
May 18th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän 4. / Nachtjagdgeschwader 2
Awarded on:
July 25th, 1942
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major (Squadron Leader)
Unit:
Kommandeur Nachtjagdgruppe 10
Awarded on:
April 11th, 1944
Details:
450th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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