Possibly the Greatest Pilot in the History of Flying
RUDEL, Oberst Hans Ulrich (1916-1882). 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. Hitler had a special medal made for Rudel and the only one of its kind.
A special folding card, most likely used for correspondence with a color portrait of Rudel on the cover. When closed it measures 4”x6”. On the inside third panel Rudel signs his name with a fabulous large signature...........SOLD