Tonne, Wolfgang

Date of birth:
February 28th, 1918 (Moßbach-Schleiz/Thuringia, Germany)
Date of death:
April 20th, 1943 (Tunis-Protville, Tunesia)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Flew a total of 641 sorties, during which he achieved 122 aerial victories (5 West, 96 East, 21 Tunisia).

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 18th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 23rd, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 6th, 1941
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
I. / Jagdgeschwader 53
Awarded on:
August 21st, 1942
Details:
Award 24/87.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän 3. / Jagdgeschwader 53
Awarded on:
September 6th, 1942
Action:
Awarded after 54 aerial victories.
Details:
562nd Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän 3. / Jagdgeschwader 53
Awarded on:
September 24th, 1942
Action:
Awarded after 101 aerial victories.
Details:
128th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

Sources

  • Photo 1: Wehrkundearchiv
  • Photo: Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv
  • - OBERMAIER, E., Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe, Hoffmann, 1989.
    - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Kwasny A., Kwasny G., Die Eichenlaubträger 1940-1945 (CD), Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv, Lage-Waddenhausen, 2001
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X

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