Military Wiki
Advertisement
Josef "Pepsch" Haiböck
Nickname "Pepsch"
Born (1917-02-28)February 28, 1917
Died 3 July 2002(2002-07-03) (aged 85)
Place of birth Linz
Place of death Linz
Allegiance Austria First Austrian Republic (to 1938)
 Nazi Germany (to 1945)
Austria Second Austrian Republic
Service/branch Österreichische Luftstreitkräfte (?-1938)
Luftwaffe (1938-1945)
Österreichische Luftstreitkräfte (1956-1977)
Years of service ?–1945
1956–1977
Rank Hauptmann (Wehrmacht)
Generalmajor (Bundesheer)
Unit JG 52, JG 3
Commands held I./JG 3
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Josef "Pepsch" Haiböck (28 February 1917 – 3 July 2002) was a German Luftwaffe ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German language: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes) during World War II. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Josef Haiböck joined the Austrian Bundesheer in 1956 and retired in 1977 as a Generalmajor. During his career he was credited with 77 aerial victories in 600+ missions.

Awards

References

Citations
  1. Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 161.
  2. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 175.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Patzwall, Klaus D. and Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 - 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II (in German). 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.

External links

Military offices
Preceded by
Hauptmann Joachim von Wehren
Commander of I./JG 3
8 February 1944 – 25 February 1944
Succeeded by
Major Dr. Langer



This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors).
Advertisement