Wolfgang Thonke

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Wolfgang Thonke
Born(1938-12-28)December 28, 1938
Schneidemühl (Piła, Province of Pomerania DR)
Died21 January 2019(2019-01-21) (aged 80)
Strausberg (Brandenburg, DE)
AllegianceFlag of East Germany.svg GDR
Service/branchFlag of NVA (East Germany).svg NPA
Emblem of aircrafts of NVA (East Germany).svg NPA Air Force
Years of service1957-1990
RankGDR AF OF6MajGen Fly-suit.JPG Major general
Commands held
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GDR Ehrenmedaille 30 Jahre National Volksarmee BAR.png GDR Med-Faithful-Serv-NPA bar-20y.pdf GDR Med-Faithfol-Serv-NPA bar-15y.pdf GDR Med-Faithfol-Serv-NPA bar-10y.pdf

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Wolfgang Thonke (December 28, 1938 – January 22, 2019), was a German journalist, graduated military scientist, major general, and was the last Deputy Commanding General (A3) of the National People's Army Air Force.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. „Aviator stories – from take oft to landing“, matters of fact and experiences – recorded by members of the NPA Air Force, Strausberg in 2013, original edition (page 80): ISBN 978-3-9814822-3-2, Strausberg, Berlin, 2013.