Franz Ruhl

Franz Ruhl
Born 12 December 1922
Died 24 December 1944(1944-12-24) (aged 22)
Liège, Belgium
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service ? - 1944
Rank Oberleutnant (Posthumously)
Unit JG 3

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Relations Heinrich Setz (Cousin)

Franz Ruhl (12 December 1922 – December 24, 1944) was a German Luftwaffe ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross during World War II. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Franz Ruhl was shot down on 24 December 1944 near Liège, he was posthumously promoted to Oberleutnant. During his career he was credited with 37 victories in 200+ missions.




External links

  • World War 2
  • Aces of the Luftwaffe

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