- Date of birth:
- October 24th, 1914 (Berlin-Zehlendorf/Brandenburg, Germany)
- Date of death:
- August 25th, 1944 (Flugplatz Ziegenhain/Hesse, Germany)
- German (1933-1945, German Reich)
Walter Hoeckner was killed in an aircrash on August 25th, 1944. At that moment he held the rank of Major.
By the time of his death he had achieved at least 68 aerial victories (including 56 in the East and 5 four-engined bombers) over the course of 500+ sorties.
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