Zauner, Franz

Date of birth:
September 4th, 1916 (Hallein/Salzburg, Austria)
Date of death:
July 29th, 2008 (Munich/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:
Austrian (1918-1938, Republic)

Biography

Total of 212 sorties.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 6. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 54, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
November 5th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 6. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 54, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
February 17th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 6. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 54, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
May 25th, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 6. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 54, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
November 7th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major (Squadron Leader)
Unit:
Kommandeur, III. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 54, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
February 5th, 1944
Action:
Awarded for...
1. His successes on the Eastern front, where he and his crew destroyed 3 munitions, 3 goods and 2 fuel trains, 110 trucks, 5 tanks and 6 aircraft (on the ground).
2. Leading the III./KG 54 in missions against the Allied landings in southern Italy. Over the course of these operations the Gruppe destroyed 35 landing craft and 14 ships totalling 70,000 GRT (of which Zauner personally sank 2).
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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