- Date of birth:
- October 1st, 1913 (Kiel/Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
- Date of death:
- April 4th, 2000 (Lollar/Hesse, Germany)
- German (1933-1945, German Reich)
Rolf Pingel reached the rank of Major. He was a POW to the British from July 10th, 1941.
Flew a total of 350 sorties in the West, as well as 200 in Spain. In this time he achieved 26 aerial victories in WWII and another 4 in Spain.
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- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
- Kommandeur I. / Jagdgeschwader 26 "Schlageter"
- Awarded on:
- September 14th, 1940
Awarded after 15 aerial victories.