Eckart-Wilhelm von Bonin

Eckart-Wilhelm von Bonin
Born (1919-11-14)14 November 1919
Potsdam
Died 11 January 1992(1992-01-11) (aged 72)
Hamburg-Eimsbüttel
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1937–1945
Rank Oberstleutnant
Unit NJG 1
Commands held II./NJG 1
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Relations Hubertus von Bonin

Eckart-Wilhelm von Bonin (14 November 1919 — 11 January 1992) was a German World War II night fighter pilot who served in the Luftwaffe. A flying ace or fighter ace is a military aviator credited with shooting down five or more enemy aircraft during aerial combat.[1] He is credited with shooting down 37 enemy aircraft claimed during 150 combat missions.

Family

His father, Luftwaffe Oberst Bogislaw von Bonin, was taken prisoner of war in March 1945 and declared missing. His brother, Jürgen-Oskar von Bonin, was killed in action as an observer in a transport Geschwader. Another brother, Oberstleutnant Hubertus von Bonin (Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross recipient) was killed in action on 15 December 1943.

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External links

  • Eckart-Wilhelm von Bonin @ Ritterkreuzträger 1939–45

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