Tonne, Günther

Date of birth:
May 21st, 1916 (Frankfurt, Germany)
Date of death:
July 15th, 1943 (Reggio, Italy)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Cassino
Plot: 8. Grave: 788.
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
March 6th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 9th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
I./Schnellkampfgeschwader 210
Awarded on:
October 5th, 1941
Action:
Awarded after 13 aerial victories.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major (Squadron Leader)
Unit:
Schnellkampfgeschwader 10
Awarded on:
October 24th, 1944
Action:
Awarded posthumously following his achievements as a pilot and Kommodore of SKG 10. Flew a total of about 300 sorties, achieving an unknown number of aerial victories (at least 15 but probably around 20, of which 7 were over the English Channel during the battle of Britain).
Details:
632nd award
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub

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