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Friedrich Rupp
German fighter ace and Knight's Cross recipient

Friedrich Rupp

Friedrich Rupp
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Intro German fighter ace and Knight's Cross recipient
Was Knight Fighter
From Germany
Field Military Royals
Gender male
Birth 26 November 1917, Freiburg im Breisgau, Freiburg Government Region, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death 15 May 1943, North Sea (aged 25 years)
Friedrich Rupp
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Friedrich "Frieder" Rupp (26 November 1917 – 15 May 1943) was a 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.


  • Ehrenpokal der Luftwaffe (1 July 1942)
  • Front Flying Clasp of the Luftwaffe
  • Iron Cross (1939)
    • 2nd Class
    • 1st Class
  • German Cross in Gold on 27 October 1942 as Leutnant in the 7./Jagdgeschwader 54
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 24 January 1943 as Leutnant and pilot in the 7./Jagdgeschwader 54
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