Trenn, Rudolf

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Trenn, Rudolf, born 22-11-1917 in Altefahr, on the island of Rügen, entered Hermann Goering’s   (did you know) Luftwaffe  on 26-08-1939, age 21. After his training to pilot he became a Fähnrich with the 2nd Diving Bomber Squadron School, on 26-08-1940. Promoted to Leutnant on 01-02-1941 he was transferred to the Supplement Staff of the Sturzkampfgeschwader 77, Diving Bomber Squadron   under command of Major Clement Graf von Schönborn-Wiesenheid  and he served in Greece and the invasion of Crete (see Bruno Bräuer (see Blücher brothers) (see Friedrich Müller). Major Schönbron was killed in a flying accident 30-08-1944, aged 39, near Sofia, Bulgaria.  Trenn was appointed as commander of the 8th Squadron in Operation Barbarossa , end 1942. He was awarded with the Ehren Goblet of the Luftwaffe, 800px-Immelmann_beaker.   on 10-02-1942 and with the German Cross in Gold on 29-06-1942. 

Death and burial ground of Trenn, Rudolf.

Promoted to Oberleutnant on 20-02-1943 he is appointed as commander of the 3rd Squadron of the 1st Fighter Squadron 10. Then on 16-04-1943, Rudolf Trenn, age 25, crashed deadly, taking off from the military air base Poix, in North France for a air battle against England. He was posthumous awarded with the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross on 25-05-1943 and the promotion to Hauptmann. Trenn involved in a 500 flights, most in a Ju 87  is buried on the war cemetery of Bourdon in France. Also buried there are Leutnant, Peter Goering
   nephew of Hermann Goering , SS Hauptsturmführer, 1st Battalion of the SS Standarte, the II Battalion of the SS Standarte “Deutschland”, Georg Kubisch, he married Hitler’s first love Maria “Mimi” Reiter, the Flyer Aces Oberleutnant, Staffelkapitän of 11./JG 2 , 52 victories, Rudi Pflanz, Hauptmann, Fliegerass, Befehlhaber 3rd Staffel, Horst Tietzen,  Major, Kommandeur Jagdgeschwader 27, nicknamed “Afrika”  Heinrich Setz. By 08-05-1945, the remains of JG 27 were based near Salzburg, Austria. JG 27’s commander surrendered to the American forces nearby. On 02-11-1944, JG 27 suffered its highest losses on a single day, losing 53 aircraft with 27 pilots killed and 11 wounded to the escort fighters of the USAAF, in return for six P-51 Mustangs claimed. Although official records were lost at the end of the war, research suggests Jagdgeschwader 27 claimed over 3.100 kills for some 1.400 aircraft lost, and lost approximately 827 pilots killed, missing or POW during 1939-45. Twenty-four JG 27 pilots earned the Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes.
 

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