Who currently owns the medals awarded to hans rudel by germany in ww2? than...

who currently owns the medals awarded to hans rudel by germany in ww2?

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3 years ago #2
Marra M
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Hans Ulrich Rudel was a dive bomber pilot during World War II. He was the most highly decorated German serviceman of the war. He was one of those who were awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds. A photo of this medal is posted on the website Military Photos Net. The same medal was also posted in the Arm Forces Museum website which might mean the medal is displayed there.

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3 years ago #3
gary martin
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it is my understanding that rudel was the only german soldier who actually was given the award. Others that had been awarded it were never given it. So, based on your reply, you think the U.S. Military got possession of rudel's medal and it is in the armed forces museum?

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3 years ago #4
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Just to be sure you can try and get in touch with the Armed Forces Museum.

Here is a link to the information:http://armedforcesmuseum.com/top-german-decorated-serviceman-of-wwii-hans-ulrich-rudel/

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1 week ago #5
gizmo
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The medals are still in the posession of his family living in bavaria.His first wife sold some of the medals and award documets after the war while he was a pow.when he came back he was very **** of.They later divorced.Sometimes in the early 50 s those medals showed up at an auction in england and were bought by the german ambassador who gave them back to rudel.When rudel passed away in the 80 s, his family resisted efforts of museum and collectors to buy them and stored them in a unknown bank vault.They are still there to this day.

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