PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Altendorf, Rudolf
Date of birth: July 16th, 1919
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Promotions:
1st April 1944; Hauptmann (later revoced).

Career:
1940: I. / Zerstörergeschwader 2;
1940: 15. / Lehrgeschwader 1;
June 1941: 3. / Nachtjagdgeschwader 3;
October 22nd, 1941: Staffelkapitän 2. / Nachtjagdgeschwader 3;
October 1st, 1942 - August 15th, 1943: Staffelkapitän 2. / Nachtjagdgeschwader 4;
August 15th, 1943: Staffelkapitän 10. / Nachtjagdgeschwader 1;
August 17th, 1943: 2. / Nachtjagdgeschwader 4;
October 10th, 1943 - January 3rd, 1944; Stafflekapitän 12. / Nachtjagdgeschwader 5;
January 3rd, 1944: Gruppenkommandeur IV. / Nachtjagdgeschwader 5;
August 30th, 1944 - September 9th, 1944: Stab IV. / Nachtjagdgeschwader 5.

Air victories:
15.(Z) / Lehrgeschwader 1:
1. 13th August 1940, 13.15 hr, Hawker Hurricane;
2. 15th August 1940, 18.25 hr, Hawker Hurricane;
2. / I. / Nachtjagdgeschwader 3:
3. 12th May 1941: Vickers Wellington;
4. 19th June 1941, 02.48 hr, Armstrong Whitley;
5: 30th June 1941, 01.56 hr, Handley Page Hampden;
2. / Nachtjagdgeschwader 3:
6. 28th August 1942, 00.42 hr, Vickers Wellington;
7. 8th September 1942, 00.32 hr, Armstrong Whitley;
8. 8th September 1941, Armstrong Whitley;
9. 20th October 1941, 22.15 hr, Iljoesjin 4;
10. 3rd July 1942, 02.55 hr, Vickers Wellington;
11. 28th August 1942, 00.42 hr, Vickers Wellington IV, Z1396;
2. / Nachtjagdgeschwader 4:
12. 15th October 1942, 22.48 hr, Handley Page Halifax;
13. 15th April 1943, 01.50 hr, Short Stirling;
14. 15th April 1943, 02.18 hr, Handley Page HR663, DT-Y;
15. 17th April 1943, 04.02 hr, Avro Lancaster I, W4317, QR-R;
16. 30th May 1943, 02.20 hr, Vickers Wellington, HE212, HD-Y;
17. 30th May 1943, 02.57 hr, Vickers Wellington;
18. 14th July 1943, 02.19 hr, Handley Page Halifax;
19. 14th July 1943, 02.36 hr, Handley Page Halifax;
20. 24th August 1943, 01.18 hr, Handley Page Halifax HR 980, NP-E;
21. 28th August 1943, 02.12 hr, Handley Page Halifax;
12. / Nachtjagdgeschwader 5:
22. 22nd October 1943, 21.14 hr, Handley Page Halifax
Stab IV. / Nachtjagdgeschwader 5:
23. 26th August 1944, 21.42 hr, Iljoesjin IV;
24. 26th August 1944, 21.42 hr, Iljoesjin IV;
25. 30th August 1944, Avro Lancaster;
26. 30th August 1944, Avro Lancaster BJ-1;
     
LUFTWAFFE EHRENPOKALE FÜR BESONDERE LEISTUNGEN IM LUFTKRIEG
Rank: Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit: Staffelkapitän 2. / Nachtjagdgeschwader 4
Awarded on: July 26th, 1943
 
     
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Information source(s):   - PATZWALL, K. D., Der Ehrenpokal für besondere Leistung im Luftkrieg, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2008.
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- Ciel de Gloire
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