Friedrich Rupp

Friedrich "Frieder" Rupp
Nickname "Frieder"
Born 26 November 1917
Freiburg im Breisgau
Died 15 May 1943(1943-05-15) (aged 25)
over the North Sea
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1939 - 1943
Rank Oberleutnant (Posthumously)
Unit JG 54

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Friedrich "Frieder" Rupp (26 November 1917 – 15 May 1943) 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. Friedrich Rupp was shot down on 15 May 1943 over the North Sea, he was posthumously promoted to Oberleutnant. During his career he was credited with 52 victories, 50 over the Eastern Front and 2 over the Western Front.




External links

  • World War 2
  • Aces of the Luftwaffe

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