Matoni, Walter

Date of birth:
June 27th, 1917 (Duisburg, Germany)
Date of death:
June 26th, 1988 (Frankfurt, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
I. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 2 "Richthofen", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
May 15th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
II./Jagdgeschwader 2 "Richthofen"
Awarded on:
December 16th, 1944
Action:
Awarded for his success as a pilot and fighter commander. By the end of the war he had flown a total of over 400 sorties, during which he achieved a total of 44 aerial victories (almost all in the west, including 14 four-engined bombers).
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 31st, 1944
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg

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