Colonel Hans-Ulrih Rudel (far left) of the squadron StG2 talking with other pilots of the Luftwaffe. Hans-Ulrih Rudel – the famous ace pilot of the bomber Junkers Ju-87 “Stuka”, the only Knight Knight’s Cross full bow: with Golden Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds.
According to official figures, executed in 2530 sorties, destroyed 519 tanks, more than 800 cars, 150 self-propelled guns, armored trains 4. Colonel Hans-Ulrih Rudel sunk Soviet Battleship “Marat”, the leader of the “Minsk”, the destroyer «Stereguschiy» and about 70 other vessels. Shot down – 9 Soviet aircraft – 7 of the fighters 7 and 2 of the IL-2.