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Anton Lindner
Born (1917-04-12)April 12, 1917
Died 17 February 1994(1994-02-17) (aged 76)
Place of birth Hohenkemnath
Place of death Hohenkemnath
Allegiance  Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1939–1945
1956–1972
Rank Oberleutnant (Wehrmacht)
Oberstleutnant (Bundeswehr)
Unit JG 51
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

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.

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References

Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 239.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Obermaier, Ernst (1989). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe Jagdflieger 1939–1945 (in German). Mainz, Germany: Verlag Dieter Hoffmann. ISBN 3-87341-065-6.
  • Patzwall, Klaus D. and Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941–1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II. Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 3-931533-45-X.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.
  • Spick, Mike (1996). Luftwaffe Fighter Aces. New York: Ivy Books. ISBN 0-8041-1696-2.

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