Anton Korol

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Anton Korol
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Anton Korol
Born (1916-10-08)8 October 1916
Schierokau
Died 21 December 1981(1981-12-21) (aged 62)
Rüdesheim am Rhein
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer (1935–41)
Luftwaffe (1941–45)
Years of service 1935–45
Rank Leutnant of the Reserves
Unit StG 2
10.(Pz)/SG 2
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Anton Korol (8 October 1916 – 21 December 1981) was a highly decorated Leutnant of the Reserves in the Luftwaffe during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. During his career he flew 704 missions and was credited with the destruction of 99 tanks.

Career

Anton Korol was very successful Panzerjäger (tank hunter) of all the Luftwaffe, he was credited with the destruction of 99 tanks. Korol was an excellent as a glider pilot during times of peace, he requested a transfer to the Luftwaffe, where he received his training. He began teaching at Stukavorschule in Graz, according to Stukaschule 2, located in Piacenza-Foggia. With the completion of the course, Korol was promoted to Lieutenant on 1 November 1942 and appointed to serve with the Ergänzungsstaffel (Training/Supplement Squadron) of Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 "Immelmann" in early 1943.[Note 1] Throughout the war, Lieutenant Antol Korol flew a total of 704 combat missions, during which he was shot down four times, destroyed 99 Soviet tanks (including a heavy Stalin tank) with Kanonenvogel, a Junkers Ju 87 G-2 with its twin Bordkanone 37 mm guns, and damaged over 200 others.

Anton Korol died of natural causes on 21 December 1981, at 65 years of age, in the town of Rüdesheim, West Germany.

Awards and decorations

Notes

  1. For an explanation of Luftwaffe unit designations see Organisation of the Luftwaffe during World War II.

References

Citations

  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 221.

Bibliography

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