Anton "Toni" Hackl
Major

Anton Hackl
 

    Anton “Toni” Hackl was born on 25 March 1915 at Regensburg. He joined the army in 1932 serving with an Infantry Regiment. He transferred to the Luftwaffe and completed Pilot training in the autumn of 1936. Unteroffizier Hackl joined II./JG 333, later to become II./JG 77, on 1 April 1938. In February 1940, Hackl attended the Kriegsschule at Wildpark-Werder. On 1 May 1940, Unteroffizier Hackl was based in Norway serving with 5./JG 77. He achieved his first victories on 15 June 1940 when he shot down two RAF Hudsons over Stavanger. On 27 June he shot down a Hudson, but was wounded in this battle. He was promoted from Oberfeldwebel to Oberleutnant for bravery in combat. He had recorded four victories during his time in Norway. On 29 July 1941, he was dispatched to the Eastern Front. By the end of year he had increased his score to 27. He became Staffelkapitän of 5./JG77 on 23 January 1942. On 25 May 1942, after 51 victories, he received the Ritterkreuz. He recorded 11 victories during June. During July 1942, Hackl amassed a total of 37 enemy aircraft shot down during the aerial battles over and around Voronezh including six victories in a day on 21 July (victories 72 through 77) and 23 July (victories 79 through 84). On 3 August 1942, he shot down  three Russian aircraft to record his 100th victory. After his 106th victory on 6 August he was awarded the Eichenlaub (Nr 109). He shot down his 118th and last enemy aircraft on the Eastern Front, a LaGG-3, on 19 September 1942.

On 3 August 1942, Lt. Anton Hackl, commander 5./JG 77, shot down three Russian aircraft to record his 100th victory.
On 3 August 1942, Lt. Anton Hackl, commander 5./JG 77, shot down three Russian aircraft to record his 100th victory.

    He was transferred to Tunisia with II./JG 77 where he gained 6 victories. But after a battle with P-38 Lightnings on 4 February 1943 he was badly wounded and was out of action for several months. On recovery in September 1943, he operated with Stab III./JG 11 on Reichsverteidigung duties. On 1 October, he became Gruppenkommandeur of III./JG 11. Hackl was to shoot down 25 four-engined bombers during his time in charge of III./JG 11. In April 1944, he commanded JG 11 for a short time before again being badly wounded in battle with P-47 on 15 April. He had been awarded the Schwerter (Nr 78) after 162 victories on 13 July. During July 1944, he became Kommodore of JG 76. On 8 October he became leader of II./JG 26 when Major Georg-Peter Eder (78 victories, RK-EL) was transferred to Kommando Nowotny. At this time “Toni” Hackl had 165 victories to his credit. By the end of 1944 he had 172 victories. On 30 January 1945 he was acting Kommodore of JG 300 and, from 20 February, Kommodore of JG 11 following the death of Jürgen Harder (64 victories, EL, killed 17 February 1945). During the last ten months of the war Hackl was credited with 43 confirmed victories, including 20 achieved in 1945. His last 24 victories were never officially confirmed. Anton Hackl survived the war but died on 9 July 1984 in Regensburg.
    Anton Hackl flew about 1000 combat missions and shot down 192 enemy aircraft: 131 on the Eastern Front and, from 61 victories in Africa and on the Western Front, were 34 four-engined bombers. He was second on the list of Viermottöter. He was shot down 8 times and wounded 4 times.
 
No
Date
Time
A/c Type
Unit
Location / Comments
1.
15.6.1940
9:00
Hudson 5./JG 77 Stavanger / Hudson of 233 Sqn RAF
2.
15.6.1940
9:02
Hudson 5./JG 77 Stavanger / Hudson of 233 Sqn RAF
3.
21.6.1940
-
Hereford 5./JG 77 Beaufort of 42 Sqn RAF
4.
27.6.1940
9:40
Hudson 5./JG 77 Hudson (N7330) “C” of 269 Sqn RAF flown by P/O PN Trolove
5.
1.8.1941
-
I-16 5./JG 77  
6.
10.8.1941
-
I-16 5./JG 77  
7.
10.8.1941
-
I-16 5./JG 77  
8.
22.8.1941
-
I-153 5./JG 77  
9.
1.9.1941
-
RZ 5./JG 77  
10.
7.9.1941
-
I-16 5./JG 77  
11.
11.9.1941
-
I-61 5./JG 77  
12.
14.9.1941
-
I-61 5./JG 77  
13.
22.9.1941
15:55
MiG-3 5./JG 77  
14.
23.9.1941
-
MiG-3 5./JG 77  
15.
9.10.1941
11:35
Il-2 5./JG 77  
16.
11.10.1941
12:50
SB-2 5./JG 77  
17.
11.10.1941
12:55
RZ 5./JG 77  
18.
23.10.1941
-
I-61 5./JG 77  
19.
27.10.1941
-
I-61 5./JG 77  
20.
31.10.1941
-
I-61 5./JG 77  
21.
31.10.1941
-
I-61 5./JG 77  
22.
31.10.1941
-
I-61 5./JG 77  
23.
17.11.1941
-
I-61 5./JG 77  
24.
17.11.1941
-
I-153 5./JG 77  
25.
27.11.1941
-
Il-2 5./JG 77  
26.
27.11.1941
-
I-61 5./JG 77  
27.
27.11.1941
-
DB-3 5./JG 77  
28.
24.3.1942
-
I-16 5./JG 77  
29.
26.3.1942
-
SB-3 5./JG 77  
30.
26.3.1942
-
SB-3 5./JG 77  
31.
26.3.1942
-
SB-3 5./JG 77  
32.
4.4.1942
-
RZ 5./JG 77  
33.
8.4.1942
-
I-61 5./JG 77  
34.
16.4.1942
-
I-61 5./JG 77  
35.
19.4.1942
-
I-61 5./JG 77  
36.
19.4.1942
-
RZ 5./JG 77  
37.
19.4.1942
-
I-61 5./JG 77  
38.
19.4.1942
-
RZ 5./JG 77  
39.
19.4.1942
-
I-180 5./JG 77  
40.
20.4.1942
-
I-26 5./JG 77  
41.
2.5.1942
-
MiG-3 5./JG 77  
42.
2.5.1942
-
I-16 5./JG 77  
43.
8.5.1942
-
I-16 5./JG 77  
44.
8.5.1942
-
I-153 5./JG 77  
45.
8.5.1942
-
I-16 5./JG 77  
46.
16.5.1942
-
LaGG-3 5./JG 77  
47.
19.5.1942
-
Il-2 5./JG 77  
48.
20.5.1942
-
LaGG-3 5./JG 77  
49.
26.5.1942
-
MiG-1 5./JG 77  
50.
27.5.1942
-
LaGG-3 5./JG 77  
51.
27.5.1942
-
MiG-1 5./JG 77  
52.
3.6.1942
-
LaGG-3 5./JG 77  
53.
4.6.1942
-
Jak-3 5./JG 77  
54.
7.6.1942
-
Il-2 5./JG 77  
55.
8.6.1942
-
LaGG-3 5./JG 77  
56.
8.6.1942
-
MiG-1 5./JG 77  
57.
8.6.1942
-
Il-2 5./JG 77  
58.
9.6.1942
-
Il-2 5./JG 77  
59.
9.6.1942
-
MiG-3 5./JG 77  
60.
10.6.1942
-
Il-2 5./JG 77  
61.
13.6.1942
-
Jak-1 5./JG 77  
62.
13.6.1942
-
Il-2 5./JG 77  
63.
2.7.1942
-
MiG-1 5./JG 77  
64.
6.7.1942
-
Boston 5./JG 77  
65.
8.7.1942
-
P-39 5./JG 77  
66.
9.7.1942
-
MiG-1 5./JG 77  
67.
9.7.1942
-
MiG-1 5./JG 77  
68.
11.7.1942
-
LaGG-3 5./JG 77  
69.
11.7.1942
-
LaGG-3 5./JG 77  
70.
12.7.1942
-
Jak-1 5./JG 77  
71.
14.7.1942
-
LaGG-3 5./JG 77  
72.
21.7.1942
-
LaGG-3 5./JG 77  
73.
21.7.1942
-
LaGG-3 5./JG 77  
74.
21.7.1942
-
LaGG-3 5./JG 77  
75.
21.7.1942
-
LaGG-3 5./JG 77  
76.
21.7.1942
-
Hurricane 5./JG 77  
77.
21.7.1942
-
Hurricane 5./JG 77  
78.
22.7.1942
-
Pe-2 5./JG 77  
79.
23.7.1942
-
Pe-2 5./JG 77  
80.
23.7.1942
-
Pe-2 5./JG 77  
81.
23.7.1942
-
Pe-2 5./JG 77  
82.
23.7.1942
-
Il-2 5./JG 77  
83.
23.7.1942
-
Il-2 5./JG 77  
84.
23.7.1942
-
Il-2 5./JG 77  
85.
24.7.1942
-
Hurricane 5./JG 77  
86.
24.7.1942
-
Pe-2 5./JG 77  
87.
24.7.1942
-
Hurricane 5./JG 77  
88.
25.7.1942
-
Pe-2 5./JG 77  
89.
25.7.1942
-
LaGG-3 5./JG 77  
90.
26.7.1942
-
Il-2 5./JG 77  
91.
26.7.1942
-
Il-2 5./JG 77  
92.
26.7.1942
-
Il-2 5./JG 77  
93.
27.7.1942
-
MiG-1 5./JG 77  
94.
28.7.1942
-
MiG-1 5./JG 77  
95.
28.7.1942
18:15
Boston 5./JG 77  
96.
29.7.1942
6:49
MiG-1 5./JG 77  
97.
29.7.1942
6:50
MiG-1 5./JG 77  
98.
29.7.1942
6:53
MiG-1 5./JG 77  
99.
31.7.1942
6:35
R-5 5./JG 77  
100.
3.8.1942
5:20
Pe-2 5./JG 77  
101.
3.8.1942
18:49
Il-2 5./JG 77  
102.
3.8.1942
18:51
Il-2 5./JG 77  
103.
5.8.1942
8:40
Hurricane 5./JG 77  
104.
5.8.1942
8:45
Hurricane 5./JG 77  
105.
6.8.1942
11:10
MiG-1 5./JG 77  
106.
6.8.1942
11:12
LaGG-3 5./JG 77  
107.
4.9.1942
-
LaGG-3 5./JG 77  
108.
4.9.1942
-
Il-2 5./JG 77  
109.
4.9.1942
-
Il-2 5./JG 77  
110.
5.9.1942
-
P-40 5./JG 77  
111.
5.9.1942
-
LaGG-3 5./JG 77  
112.
5.9.1942
-
Il-2 5./JG 77  
113.
15.9.1942
-
Il-2 5./JG 77  
114.
16.9.1942
-
LaGG-3 5./JG 77  
115.
16.9.1942
-
LaGG-3 5./JG 77  
116.
18.9.1942
-
Il-2 5./JG 77  
117.
18.9.1942
-
Il-2 5./JG 77  
118.
19.9.1942
-
LaGG-3 5./JG 77  
119.
20.12.1942
7:45
P-40 5./JG 77 North Africa
120.
20.12.1942
7:47
P-40 5./JG 77 North Africa
121.
11.1.1943
9:30
P-40 5./JG 77 North Africa
122.
11.1.1943
9:32
P-40 5./JG 77 North Africa
123.
13.1.1943
-
P-40 5./JG 77 North Africa
124.
14.1.1943
-
P-40 5./JG 77 North Africa
125.
25.6.1943
8:59
B-17 Stab JG 11 6 km SW Friesoyte 7500 m
126.
29.7.1943
9:35
B-17 Stab JG 11 10 km NE Helgoland
127.
2.10.1943
17:31
B-17 Stab III../ JG 11 10km N Borkum 5000 m
128.
8.10.1943
15:20
B-17 Stab III../ JG 11 05 Ost S/DT-4/8 7000 m
129.
26.11.1943
12:14~
B-17 Stab III../ JG 11 Aurich-Bremen-Löningen
130.
1.12.1943
12:30~
B-24 Stab III../ JG 11 Spa-Düren-Solingen
131.
5.1.1944
12:28~
P-38 Stab III../ JG 11 Neumünster-Itzehoe 9000 m
132.
11.1.1944
11:30~
B-17 Stab III../ JG 11 Goslar-Oschersleben 5700 m
133.
11.1.1944
11:30~
B-17 Stab III../ JG 11 Goslar-Oschersleben 5700 m
134.
3.2.1944
11:10~
P-47 Stab III../ JG 11 N Oldenburg
135.
10.2.1944
11:40
B-17 Stab III../ JG 11 Celle area 7000 m
136.
24.2.1944
16:20
B-17 Stab III../ JG 11 Glückstadt N Stade 4300 m
137.
18.3.1944
15:15
B-24 Stab III../ JG 11 NE Freiburg 6000 m
138.
18.3.1944
15:20~
B-24 Stab III../ JG 11 NE Freiburg 6000 m
139.
18.3.1944
15:25~
B-24 Stab III../ JG 11 NE Freiburg 6000 m
140.
8.4.1944
13:45
B-24 Stab III../ JG 11 S Uelzen 7000 m
141.
11.4.1944
16:40
B-24 Stab III../ JG 11 E Lingen 7500 m
142.
15.4.1944
-
P-38 Stab III../ JG 11  
143.
4.5.1944
10:27
P-47 Stab III../ JG 11 W Verden 7000 m
144.
8.5.1944
10:55
B-17 Stab III../ JG 11 W Verden
145.
8.5.1944
12:00
B-17 Stab III../ JG 11 Verden
146.
12.5.1944
12:30
B-17 Stab III../ JG 11 Wiesbaden 6500 m
147.
13.5.1944
13:50
P-47 Stab III../ JG 11 Kiel 4000 m
148.
19.5.1944
-
B-17 Stab III../ JG 11  
149.
22.5.1944
13:25~
B-17 Stab III../ JG 11 Fehmarn-Kiel-Lübeck area
150.-165.
1944
-
16 victories ? (JG 11 or JG 76) 14 Viermots?
166.
28.10.1944
13:25
Typhoon Stab II./JG 26 Venlo-Kempen / Typhoon of 182 Sqn, RAF
167.
23.12.1944
12:52
P-51 Stab II./JG 26 Köln-Bonn / P-51 of 364 FG, USAAF
168.
23.12.1944
12:54
Lancaster Stab II./JG 26 Köln
169.
23.12.1944
12:56
Mosquito Stab II./JG 26 Köln-Mönchen-Gladbach / Mosquito of 105 Sqn, RAF
170.
24.12.1944
12:28
P-47 Stab II./JG 26 Liege / P-47 of 36 FG, USAAF
171.
24.12.1944
12:30
P-47 Stab II./JG 26 Liege / P-47 of 36 FG, USAAF
172.
25.12.1944
11:55
P-38 Stab II./JG 26 Wesel
173.
1.1.1945
9:25
Spitfire Stab II./JG 26 Brussels / Spitfire of 416 Sqn, RAF
174.
14.1.1945
12:05
P-47 Stab II./JG 26 E Liege / P-47 of 366 FG, USAAF
175.
14.1.1945
12:15
P-51 Stab II./JG 26 Remscheid / P-51 of 78 FG, USAAF
176.
2.1945
-
E/a Stab JG 300  
177.
7.3.1945
9:25
Jak-9 Stab JG 11  
178.
3.1945
-
E/a Stab JG 11  
179.
23.3.1945
14:33
Il-2 Stab JG 11  
180.
23.3.1945
14:40
Il-2 Stab JG 11  
181.
1945
-
E/a Stab JG 11  
182.
1945
-
E/a Stab JG 11  
183.
1945
-
E/a Stab JG 11  
184.
1945
-
E/a Stab JG 11  
185.
1945
-
E/a Stab JG 11  
186.
1945
-
E/a Stab JG 11  
187.
1945
-
E/a Stab JG 11  
188.
1945
-
E/a Stab JG 11  
189.
1945
-
E/a Stab JG 11  
190.
1945
-
E/a Stab JG 11  
191.
1945
-
E/a Stab JG 11  
192.
1945
-
E/a Stab JG 11  

Victories : 192
Awards : Knight`s Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords
Units : JG 333, JG 77, JG 11, JG 76, JG 26, JG 300

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