PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Rumpelhardt, Friedrich "Fritz"
Date of birth: June 19th, 1920 (Nordhalden/Konstanz, Germany)
Date of death:  January 20th, 2011 (Offenburg/Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Friedrich Rumpelhardt flew as Radio-operator with Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer with Nachjagd-Geschwader 1 and Nachtjagd-Geschwader 4. He was the most successful night fighter radio operator during WWII. He was nominated for the Eichenlaub on March 8th 1945 and completed a total of 130 sorties and participated in 100 night victories.

From 1967 until 1984 he served as Leiter des Landwirtschaftsamts in Offenburg.
     
DEUTSCHES KREUZ IN GOLD
Rank: Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit: 12. / Nachtjagdgeschwader 1
Awarded on: April 16th, 1944
 
     
LUFTWAFFE EHRENPOKALE FÜR BESONDERE LEISTUNGEN IM LUFTKRIEG
Rank: Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit: Bordfunker 12. / Nachtjagdgeschwader 1
Awarded on: April 17th, 1944
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit: Bordfunker IV. / Nachtjagdgeschwader 1
Awarded on: July 27th, 1944
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1. KLASSE
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2. KLASSE
 

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Picture source:   - Willi Schumacher Collection
Information source(s):   - FELLGIEBEL, W.P., Elite of theThird Reich, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003.
- PATZWALL, K. & SCHERZER, V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001.
- PATZWALL, K. D., Der Ehrenpokal für besondere Leistung im Luftkrieg, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2008.
- Ritterkreuz Archiv Nr. II/11, Scherzer Militaer-Verlag, 2011, Ranis, ISSN 1866-4709
- Die träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eiserne Kreuz 1939 - 1945
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