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Rare War Time Document Signed Twice

RUDEL, Hans Ulrich (1916-1982). Nazi combat pilot that repeatedly risked his aircraft and his life to save his comrades going to any extreme to never miss a mission.  Stuka dive bomber pilot, Rudel became an Ace with his slow Stuka. Flew 2,500 missions destroying over 2,000 targets, including 800 vehicles, 519 tanks, 150 artillery pieces, 70 landing craft, 4 armored trains, several bridges, a destroyer, 2 cruisers and sunk a Soviet Battleship.  After receiving a wound, his leg was amputated. He continued to fly claiming 26 more tanks Before the end of the war he was awarded a medal especially made for him by the F├╝hrer, the only soldier in German history to receive the Golden Oak Leaves with Swords and Diamonds to the Knights Cross of the Iron Cross. Ordered by Hitler to take a medical leave and not to return to the front, he twice disobeyed and returned as he felt his duty was to defend the Fatherland to the death. On April 19, 1945 the day before Hitler’s final birthday, Rudel met with Hitler in the Fuhrerbunker at the Reich Chancellery in Berlin. Following the war, and after release from prison, he settled in South America.. There he befriended Dr. Josef Mengele. Later Rudel was taken to West Germany.  Document, signed twice in pencil dated January 6, 1944. This document is for rewarding medals, measures appx.5.5”x8”. hand signed by Hans Ulrich Rudel. On the verso signed by Rudel once again and by Hendrik Stahl an Oak Leaves winner. In fine plus condition except for paper clip indentation top left side
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Stephen Koschal ~ Quality Autographs & Signed Books
Serving Collectors, Libraries, Institutions, Autograph Galleries and Dealers with
Autographs and Signed Books in all Fields of Collecting Since 1967.

7155 Sand Crest View, Colorado Springs, CO 80923 USA ~ Phone (561) 315-3622 ~ skoschal@aol.com