Trenkel, Rudolf

Date of birth:
January 17th, 1918 (Neudorf/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
April 26th, 2001 (Vienna, Austria)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Flew a total of over 500 missions, during which he achieved 138 aerial victories.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel
Unit:
Flugzeugführer 2. / Jagdgeschwader 52
Awarded on:
February 1st, 1943
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel
Unit:
Flugzeugführer 2. / Jagdgeschwader 52
Awarded on:
January 15th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel
Unit:
Flugzeugführer 2. / Jagdgeschwader 52
Awarded on:
August 19th, 1943
Action:
Awarded after 75 aerial victories.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • Photo 1: Norbert Beyerlein
  • Photo: Norbert Beyerlein sammlung
  • - OBERMAIER, E., Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe, Hoffmann, 1989.
    - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
    - Patzwall K.D., Hauptmann Ernst-Siegfried Steen - Ritterkreuzträger im "Goldenen Buch der Flieger", pagina 217-225, Militaria magazine 6/2008, November-Dezember 2008, 31.Jahrgang, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, ISSN 0724-3529
    - Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945

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