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Rudolph Berthold - Iron cross EK1 EK2 Pour Le Merite
Rank: Hauptmann (captain)
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Cross Class: Iron cross EK1 EK2 Pour Le Merite
Branch of Service: Army Air Corps
Description of Action: Rudolf Berthold (March 24, 1891–March 15, 1920) was a German World War I flying ace. Between 1916 and 1918 he shot down 44 enemy planes—most of them over the Belgium front. Berthold had the reputation as a ruthless, fearless and—above all—a very patriotic fighter. His perseverance and bravery made him one of the most famous German pilots ever. Ref Wikipedia
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