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Anton Lindner

Anton Lindner

German fighter ace and Knight's Cross recipient
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Intro German fighter ace and Knight's Cross recipient
Gender male
Birth April 12, 1917 (Ursensollen)
Death February 17, 1994 (Ursensollen)
Anton Lindner
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Biography

Anton Lindner (12 April 1917 – 17 February 1994) was a German Luftwaffe ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross during World War II. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Anton Lindner joined the postwar Luftwaffe in 1956 and retired in 1972 as an Oberstleutnant. During his career he was credited with 73 aerial victories, 1 on the Western Front and 72 on the Eastern Front.

Awards

  • Aviator badge
  • Front Flying Clasp of the Luftwaffe
  • Iron Cross (1939)
    • 2nd Class
    • 1st Class
  • German Cross in Gold on 27 May 1942 as Oberfeldwebel in the I./Jagdgeschwader 51
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 8 April 1944 as Leutnant and pilot in the Stabsstaffel/Jagdgeschwader 51 "Mölders"
  • Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 280.
  • Fellgiebel 2000, p. 239.

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