Rudolf Müller

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Rudolf "Rudi" Müller
Born (1920-11-21)21 November 1920
Frankfurt, Germany
Died 21 October 1943(1943-10-21) (aged 22)
Temnikow, Russia
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1939–43
Rank Oberfeldwebel
Unit JG 77, JG 5
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Rudolf "Rudi" Müller (21 November 1920 – 21 October 1943) was a former German Luftwaffe fighter ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross during World War II. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Rudolf "Rudi" Müller was credited with 94 victories.

Awards

Wehrmachtbericht reference

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
Saturday, 25 April 1942 Unteroffizier Rudolf Müller errang in Luftkämpfen bei Murmansk an einem Tage fünf Luftsiege.[5] Noncommissioned officer Rudolf Müller scored in aerial combat near Murmansk on one day five aerial victories.

Notes

  1. Obermaier lists Müller with a presentation date of 8 June 1942.[1]

References

Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Obermaier 1989, p. 171.
  2. Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 317.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 318.
  4. Scherzer 2007, p. 557.
  5. Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 2, p. 96.

Bibliography

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  • Obermaier, Ernst (1989). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe Jagdflieger 1939 – 1945 (in German). Mainz, Germany: Verlag Dieter Hoffmann. ISBN 978-3-87341-065-7. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  • Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 2, 1. Januar 1942 bis 31. Dezember 1943 (in German). München, Germany: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. 1985. ISBN 978-3-423-05944-2. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>