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1 Sigmund, RudolfMaj3/5/1915Hardheim Baden291/NJG-1, Stab II/NJG-2, 10/NJG-1 (2/43), Stfkpt 10 & 11/NJG-1 (7/43), Kdr III/NJG-3 (8/43)Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5380 "G9 + AX" (dam 7/25/43), Bf 110G-4 Werk # 5560 "D5 + AD" (lost 10/3/43) RK(8/2/43)

Deutsches Kreuz - Gold(8/30/43)

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Night Fighter Operational Clasp
KIA 3 October, 1943 over Kassel in "D5 + AD" after being hit by German AA guns and crashing near Göttingen. The other crew, Fw Hugo Bauer and Uffz Johannes Dittrich also perished. All three buried at Reichenbrüch. Made a belly landing on 25 July, 1943 in "G9 + AX" after aerial combat near Leuwarden, injuring Bauer & Sigmund. 26 of his victories were Night victories. 150 combat missions. His first victory, a Halifax on 4 January, 1943. Another, a Wellington into the sea on 20 February, 1943. Another, a B-24D into the sea, of 44BG during the Emden raid on 26 February, 1943. A B-24 on 26 March, 1943. A B-17 on 17 April, 1943. A Wellington near Metz on 13 May, 1943. A Lancaster at Grafhorst and another at Ijsselmeer on 13 June, 1943. Two Stirlings and a Wellington and a Lancaster on 26 June, 1943. Alternate spelling: Siegmund (Jager Blatt). Photo
2 Sigmund, Rudolf sicOblt2Stab II/NJG-2 (9/42)Bf 110, Ju 88 EK 2
Night Fighter Operational Clasp
Belived to be a different Sigmund than Rudolf, due to the date of his 1st victory per OKL Claims List. In the text "RAF Bomber Command Losses, 1942" author W.R.Chorley identifies an Oblt Rudolf Sigmund with the following victory: a Stirling I of RAF No. 7 Sq. crashing into the sea west of Bergen-aan-Zee, the night of 20-21 June, 1942, an Oblt at the time. A 2nd, a Halifax II of RAF No. 405 Sq. at Noordwalde (Friesland), 16 km SE of Heerenveen Holland, the night of 29-30 June, 1942.

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