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Old 31st July 2008, 16:41
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Rudolf Hallensleben KG76 career.

Hi, im currently working on the operations of KG76 during 1940, and was looking for further information on Rudolf Hallensleben.
I know he was Staffel Kapitan of 2/KG76 at some point, but i have no information as from when / or until he left.

I have Googled! him and found an interesting story on Wikipedia to which i wasnt aware of, and it seems he may have been responsible for the retaliatory bombing attacks on Berlin, the night after!
See below from article.
If anybody has any information on this man or knowledge of his a/c and ops i would be pleased to hear from them.
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During a raid on Thames Haven, on 24 August, some German aircraft (one commanded by Rudolf Hallensleben who went on to win the Knights Cross for other actions)[5] strayed over London and dropped bombs in the east and northeast parts of the city, Bethnal Green, Hackney, Islington, Tottenham and Finchley. This prompted the British to mount a retaliatory raid on Berlin the next night with bombs falling in Kreuzberg and Wedding, causing 10 deaths. Hitler was said to be furious
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Old 1st August 2008, 09:28
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Re: Rudolf Hallensleben KG76 career.

Here's what we have on Hallensleben for his KG 76 period:

1939-40 Oblt., with 2./KG 76.
31.08.40 appt Staka 2./KG 76.
18.09.40 promo to Hptm.
15.10.41 Hptm., awarded DKG, 2./KG 76.
23.10.41 appt acting Kdr.I./KG 76
10.02.42 appt permanent Kdr. I./KG 76 (to 01.43).
01.12.42 promo to Maj.
10.01.43 Maj., appt acting Kommodore KG 76 (to 31.05.44).
29.10.43 awarded the Ritterkreuz in recognition of his outstanding knowledge and skills as a commander.
01.04.44 promo to Obstlt. (RDA 01.10.43).

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Old 1st August 2008, 10:59
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Re: Rudolf Hallensleben KG76 career.

Good morning Doug,
this is excellent information, very helpful.
Many thanks.

Best regs,
Steve.
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Re: Rudolf Hallensleben KG76 career.

Steve: Did you get what I sent you?
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Re: Rudolf Hallensleben KG76 career.

Hi Chris,
yes indeed i did!
Im working on it right at this very moment.
Not had a great deal of time to study the records, as we've just got back from a few days away in the sun!
Many many thanks for your help, everything looks excellent!

Best regs,
Steve.

PS. Did you only have the one copy of the NVM, showing Moll's accident on 1.6.40?
Im desparate for info regarding other French Campaign aircrew and a/c losses.
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Re: Rudolf Hallensleben KG76 career.

Hello!
I might have a picture of him in an ADLER magazine from 1944, if i remember correctly. If You want a scan, i can send you one.
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