Hans Ulrich Rudel was a Stuka dive-bomber pilot during World War 2. The most highly decorated German serviceman of the war, Rudel was one of only Piloto de stukas by Rudel, Hans-Ulrich and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Results 1 – 23 of 23 Piloto de Stukas (Paperback or Softback) by Rudel, Hans-Ulrich and a great selection of similar Used, New and Collectible Books available.

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Stuka Pilot is a memoir by a German dive bomber ace who served on the Eastern front.

After finishing the book I looked for some informations about the author and learned that, after WWII, he became a member of an extreme-right wing party in Western Germany and this made me think: The lessons learned from Rudel were successfully woven into the framework that led to the development of that venerable guardian angel of the ground soldier – the A Thunderbolt.

Countless encounters with enemy fighters and intense flak would seem to have curtailed his illustrious career much earlier than was dictated by the end of the war. Frankfurt am Main, Germany: The style is part of the experience as well, as the author subjects you to his philosophies of life, German sensibilities, and opinions about various people, including Hitler and Goering. The translation to English is crude and the editing appears to be nonexistent.

Stuka Pilot

Rudel was born on 2 Julyin Konradswaldauin Prussia. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Jan 06, Leonard Mokos rated it it was ok. A committed and unrepentant Nazihe founded the ” Kameradenwerk “, a relief organization for Nazi criminals that helped fugitives escape to Latin America and the Middle East. He was the leading German Stuka pilot and commander, with one battleship, one cruiser, two destroyers, scores of crafts, tanks, hundreds of artillery and vehicles, and various bridges and trains destroyed. Jun 06, Marius van Blerck rated it really liked it.


Apr 25, Jack Hwang rated it really liked it. Please help this article by looking for better, more reliable sources. Just one man’s story of war.

Stuka Pilot by Hans-Ulrich Rudel

They divorced pilofo Der Spiegel in German. Rudel vigorously recounts his many wartime exploits with detail, but barely a passing mention is paid to his life outside the military, I can only recall twice when his wife was briefly mentioned. I cannot fathom how Rudel managed to beat the odds in more than twenty-five hundred sorties over hostile territory. I’ve read several accounts from the German side of the war, Rudel’s at times can be disconcerting hajs the western reader – simply because despite being a masterful soldier of the skies, Rudel was also a thoroughly devoted Nazi officer who talks fondly of his several encounters with Hitler and his undying belief in the German cause.

It was almost four full years and it’s all at the eastern fro This is a very good memoir of the leading German Stuka pilot and commander. The book is actually permeated with hate against the Russians, fanaticism towards duty, false modesty, lack of objectivity and factual errors.

Fearless, courageous Rudel accomplishes what seems to be beyond what is humanly possible.

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Rudel flew 2, combat missions claiming a total of 2, targets destroyed; including vehicles, tanks, artillery pieces, 70 landing craft, nine aircraft, 4 armored trains, several bridges, a destroyer, two cruisers, and the Soviet battleship Marat After the war he moved to South America. Instead, he found himself This memoir hanw worth reading simply because Hans Ulrich Rudel – its author – was the most successful dive bomber pilot of WW2 and therefore, he definitely had quite hlrich few stories to tell.

Thanks to his strict regimen of running 6 miles every morning, he iploto able to elude capture and eventually returned through the lines to rejoin his outfit days later. Found a 54 YO copy hanging around at my folks house, took a gander and decided to give it a go. New York University Press. Refresh and try again.

He also shot down nine aircraft. Rudel surrendered to US forces on 8 May and fled to Argentina in Rudel meets with Himmler, Geobels and has a few truly, bazaar meetings with Riechmarschal Herman Goering. Articles and topics related to Hans-Ulrich Rudel. Relentlessly driven to the of point obsession, Rudel’s combat record is a testimony to the determination of Germany’s elite aviators. Deutschen Bundestag am 6.


Over and over again. Rudel flew most of his missions in the ugly, but effective, Stuka dive-bomber, but later after the Soviet airforce had developed more sophisticated fighters, his unit switched to a ground-attack version of the Focke-Wulf FW Retrieved 27 November He single handedly plugged gaps in the Eastern Front for two years, no exaggeration.

Pilot So candid, so apparently true, this book should be required reading for all ww2 history students. Goodreads helps you keep track stukaas books you want to read.

L—Z ] in German. Too bad he was on the Autobiography of Hans-Ulrich Rudel where he covers his amazing WW2 military career and some of his life after the war in Argentina. Similarly, his meetings with Hitler are full of small observations and details that you will not read about in regular history books. S “Fighter Mafia” as they worked to design a new close air support aircraft. He flew over missions, sometimes as many as six in a day, and was credited with destroying over soviet tanks, hundreds of artillery pieces and transport vehic Another of Ballantine Books’ personal history war stories featuring the story of the Luftwaffe’s most decorated airman, Hans Ulrich Rudel.

He fought har I had low expectations for this book. The things that happened to Rudel, as well as his feats, defy belief.