Major Helmut Lent with Hauptmann Heinrich Ruppel, Area Controller at Leeuwarden in 1943

From left to right: Major Helmut Lent (Geschwaderkommodore Nachtjagdgeschwader 3) with Hauptmann Heinrich Ruppel (Nachtjagd Raumführer Leeuwarden / Area Controller of Leeuwarden) in 1943. Raumführer Ruppel had been a pilot on the Western Front in World War I and he was acknowledged to be one of the most skilful fighter controllers in Nachtjagd.

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