|Born||December 29, 1920|
|Died||28 July 1944(aged 23)|
|Place of birth||Malchin|
|Place of death||Lviv, Ukraine|
|Years of service||1939–1944|
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross|
Theodor Haker (29 December 1920 – 28 July 1944) was a highly decorated Oberleutnant 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 900+ missions.[Notes 1] Theodor Haker was shot down on 25 July 1944 by American P-51 fighters and was killed by Polish partisans on 28 July 1944.
Awards and decorations
- Aviator badge
- Front Flying Clasp of the Luftwaffe in Gold with Pennant "900"
- Iron Cross (1939)
- 2nd Class
- 1st Class
- German Cross in Gold (17 May 1943)
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 29 February 1944 as Oberleutnant and Staffelkapitän of the 6./Sturzkampfgeschwader 77
- For a list of Luftwaffe ground attack aces see List of German World War II Ground Attack aces
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 175.
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