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Hafner, Anton, 'Toni'

Date of birth:
June 2nd, 1918 (Erbach/Württemberg, Germany)
Date of death:
October 17th, 1944 (Schweizersfelde/East Prussia, Germany)
Buried on:
Mass Grave Soviet Soldiers Neman
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Hafner achieved 204 confirmed victories (including 20 in the West) in 795 combat missions.

11.4.1944: promoted Leutnant

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Unit:
6. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
May 22nd, 1942
Awarded after 34 aerial victories
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, 6. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
August 23rd, 1942
Awarded after 60 aerial victories.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
Flugzeugführer, 6. Staffel, II. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
April 11th, 1944
Awarded after 134 aerial victories.
452nd Award.

Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 23rd, 1941
Awarded after his 6th kill
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 6th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
April 27th, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg

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