Friday, April 29, 2011

Enemy Elite Friday: Franz Zauner (Austria)

"1. His successes on the Eastern front, where he and his crew destroyed 3 munitions, 3 goods and 2 fuel trains, 110 trucks, 5 tanks and 6 aircraft (on the ground).
2. Leading the III./KG 54 in missions against the Allied landings in southern Italy.  Over the course of these operations the Gruppe destroyed 35 landing craft and 14 ships totaling 70,000 GRT (of which Zauner personally sank 2)."  from his Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross citation awarded on Febuary 5, 1944 as
Major of the  III. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 54.
Another deadly enemy elite,
Honor Goblet of the Luftwaffe awarded on May 25, 1942.

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