|Birth||November 26, 1921 (Stolberg)|
|Death||July 16, 1975 (Stolberg)|
Anton Resch (26 November 1921 – 16 July 1975) was a former German Luftwaffe fighter ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross during World War II. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Anton Resch was credited with 91 victories.
He gained his first Soviet victory Il-2 Sturmovik over the Eastern Front on 21 October 1943. On 27 January 1944 he was seriously wounded by Russian fighters, but returned to duty in June of that same year. On 26 August he recorded seven Soviet victories and other seven on 31 August 1944. On 10 September 1944 was again wounded by Slovak insurgency flak. After the war Resch was handed over to Soviets and spent many years in Soviet captivity. Anton Resch was credited with 91 victories, 64 of them over the Eastern Front, including 24 Il-2 Sturmoviks and other 27 victories over the Western Front.
- Iron Cross (1939)
- 2nd Class
- 1st Class
- Wound Badge in Black
- Front Flying Clasp of the Luftwaffe in Gold
- German Cross in Gold on 1 January 1945 as Leutnant in the 3./Jagdgeschwader 52
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 7 April 1945 as Oberleutnant and Staffelkapitän of the 3./Jagdgeschwader 52
- Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 374.
- Scherzer 2007, p. 624.
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 355.