On the 1 January 1939 Haberlen attended the air warfare college at Werder after which he joined 4. KG z.g.V. 102 on the 1 September 1940. He was transferred to III./KG 51 on 7 October 1940 as Adjutant where he remained until June 1942. Having been promoted to Hauptmann in April 1942, he was transferred IV./KG 51 as Staffelkapitan on 1 July 1942. On Christmas Day 1942 he became Staffelkapitan I./KG 51, and on the 14 February 1943 he became Kommandeur I./KG 51. As Kommandeur he was awarded the Knight`s Cross in June 1943 and was promoted to Major in October. On the 1 January 1944 he was transferred as second in command of air district XXVIII. On the 1 October 1944 he was made Adjutant to the General der Kampfflieger. On the 3 March 1945 he joined Luftgaukommando VII until taken prisoner in May 1945.
Major Klaus Haberlen
Knight`s Cross of the Iron Cross
Hand signed 5in x 7in photograph - numbered and certified on reverse.
Accompanied by matching biography card giving a brief outline of their flying career with the Luftwaffe.