Shot down over 24 times, Hans Rudel is credited with destroying over 500 tanks, 2,000 ground targets, the Russian battleship Marat, two cruisers and a destroyer, and was so successful against Russian forces that Joseph Stalin put up a 100,000 rouble ransom on his head. His flying record of over 2,500 missions remains unmatched by any pilot since.
Until his death in 1982 Hans Rudel remained a loyal supporter of Adolf Hitler, and he refused to denounce Hitler, or the Nazis, and believed that the German invasion of Soviet Russia and "Lebensraum" (Living Space) was correct. Hans Rudel remains a complex character, and arguably one of WW2's most heroic figures.
This eBook is the original uncensored edition first published by his friend the British Fascist leader Oswald Mosley. This latest edition (June 2013) has been fully revised and corrected. Also now includes hi-resolution B&W and Color images for Kindle Fire.