Piffer, Anton-Rudolf "Toni"

Date of birth:
May 16th, 1918 (Zirl/Tyrol, Austria)
Date of death:
June 17th, 1944 (Falaise/Calvados/Normandy, France)
Nationality:
Austrian (1918-1938, Republic)

Biography

Career:
1938: Luftwaffe;
April 3rd, 1942: 11. Staffel, Jagdgeschwader 1;
April 1st, 1943: 2. Staffel, Jagdgeschwader 1;
?: Staffelführer, 1. Staffel, Jagdgeschwader 1.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Unit:
11. Staffel, IV. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 1 "Oesau", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
September 1942
Details:
Awarded in September 1942. Exact date unknown.
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
2. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 1 "Oesau", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
July 1943
Details:
Awarded in July 1943. Exact date unknown.
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
2. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 1 "Oesau", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
March 29th, 1944
Details:
Written in Patzwall / Scherzer as Rudolf Pfiffer.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Awarded on:
April 24th, 1944
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Flight Sergeant)
Unit:
Staffelführer, 2. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Jagdgeschwader 1, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
October 20th, 1944
Details:
Posthumously awarded and promoted to the rank of Leutnant (Pilot Officer).
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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