Winnerl, Rudolf

Date of birth:
March 15th, 1916 (Lugau/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
February 26th, 1991 (Syke/Lowersaxony, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
May 2nd, 1936: Gefreiter;
October 1st, 1937: Obergefreiter;
April 10th, 1939: Unteroffizier;
October 1st, 1941: Feldwebel;
August 1st, 1942: Oberfeldwebel.

Flew a total of 355 combat missions.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Awarded on:
May 1st, 1939
Dienstauszeichnung der Wehrmacht 4.Klasse, 4 Jahre
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Awarded on:
June 25th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Awarded on:
July 5th, 1941
Frontflugspange für Kampfflieger in Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Awarded on:
July 13th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Awarded on:
October 4th, 1941
Frontflugspange für Kampfflieger in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer
Awarded on:
February 23rd, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Awarded on:
April 20th, 1942
Frontflugspange für Kampfflieger in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
4. / Kampfgeschwader 1
Awarded on:
May 11th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Awarded on:
July 16th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Awarded on:
July 27th, 1942
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Awarded on:
October 13th, 1942
Frontflugspange für Kampfflieger in Gold mit anhänger
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer 4. / Kampfgeschwader 1 "Hindenburg"
Awarded on:
April 18th, 1943
Action:
Awarded the Knight's Cross for his success as a bomber pilot on the eastern front, where he and his crew inflicted the following losses on the Soviets...

1 submarine
2 submarine escort ships
1 2,000 ton troop transport (damaged)
4 artillery and AA positions
10 tanks
9 bunkers
3 munitions/supply dumps
11 goods trains
19 rail lines bombed and severed
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Awarded on:
December 31st, 1943
Demjanskschild
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Awarded on:
December 1st, 1944
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Gold

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