Häberlen, Klaus

Date of birth:
April 14th, 1916 (Geislingen/Württemberg, Germany)
Date of death:
April 7th, 2002 (Konstanz/Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Adjutant III. / Kampfgeschwader 51
Awarded on:
October 31st, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Adjutant III. / Kampfgeschwader 51
Awarded on:
December 14th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Adjutant III. / Kampfgeschwader 51
Awarded on:
October 14th, 1941
Frontflugspange für Kampfflieger in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Adjutant III. / Kampfgeschwader 51
Awarded on:
November 26th, 1941
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Adjutant III. / Kampfgeschwader 51
Awarded on:
December 31st, 1941
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Adjutant III. / Kampfgeschwader 51
Awarded on:
June 19th, 1942
Frontflugspange für Kampfflieger in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän 1. / IV. / Kampfgeschwader 51
Awarded on:
September 13th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän I. / Kampfgeschwader 51
Awarded on:
March 15th, 1943
Krimschild (Stiftungs ausführing)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandeur, I. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 51 "Edelweiss", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
March 19th, 1943
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur I. / Kampfgeschwader 51
Awarded on:
April 21st, 1943
Frontflugspange für Kampfflieger in Gold mit Anhänger
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandeur, I. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 51 "Edelweiss", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
June 20th, 1943
Awarded after flying 297 bomber sorties (counted as 306 front flights), the vast majority of these in the East. He particularly distinguished himself over the southern section of the Eastern front during the winter of 1942/43, in which he destroyed 30 aircraft on the ground, 8 tanks, 150+ trucks/horse-drawn wagons and 5 artillery positions. By the time of receiving the Knight’s Cross he had also scored hits on 2 Soviet destroyers and damaged 42500 GRT of shipping in the Black Sea.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Kommandeur I. / Kampfgeschwader 51
Awarded on:
July 15th, 1943
Medalia

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