Josef Haiböck

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Josef "Pepsch" Haiböck
Nickname(s) "Pepsch"
Born 28 February 1917
Linz
Died 3 July 2002(2002-07-03) (aged 85)
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: 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[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ According to Scherzer as Gruppenkommandeur of the I./Jagdgeschwader 3 "Udet" [for his achievements as Staffelkapitän in the I./Jagdgeschwader 52].[3]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 161.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 211.
  3. ^ Scherzer 2007, p. 361.
Bibliography
  • Berger, Florian; Habisohn, Christian (2003). Ritterkreuzträger im Österreichischen Bundesheer 1955–1985 [Knight's Cross Bearers of the Austrian Armed Forces 1955–1985] (in German). Vienna, Austria: Selbstverlag Florian Berger. ISBN 978-3-9501307-2-0. 
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
  • 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 [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 

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