Ruppert, Hermann (Sturzkampfgeschwader 77)

Date of birth:
August 8th, 1915 (Irbit/Siberia, Soviet Union)
Date of death:
March 2nd, 1942 (near Golubovka, Soviet Union)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Kharkiv
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Hermann Ruppert was killed in action on March 2nd, 1942, when he was shot down near Golubovka. He was probably buried as an unknown soldier at the German War Cemetery in Charkov.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän 6. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 77
Awarded on:
November 23rd, 1941
Action:
Awarded for his Staffel's success against Soviet shipping in the Black Sea during the autumn of 1941. Altogether the Staffel sunk 5 warships and 4 freighters with 11000 GRT during this time, and also damaged several other ships.
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