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Günther Bahr
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Born 18 July 1921
Died 29 April 2009 (2009-04-30) (aged 87)
Place of birth Neu Legden, East Prussia
Place of death Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
West Germany West Germany
Service/branch Balkenkreuz Luftwaffe
Years of service 1940–1945
1962–1975
Rank Oberfeldwebel (Wehrmacht)
Major (Bundeswehr)
Unit ZG 1, NJG 1, NJG 4, NJG 6
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Other work Bundeswehr
Günther Bahr (18 July 1921 – 29 April 2009[1]) was a German Luftwaffe fighter pilot and night fighter flying ace during World War II. He claimed 34 victories at night, all were four-engine bombers, achieved in over 90 combat missions. He counted 37 victories over all. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German language:Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Günther Bahr died in April 2009 at the age of 87.[Notes 1]

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  1. For a list of Luftwaffe night fighter aces see List of German World War II night fighter aces

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Citations
  1. http://www.ritterkreuztraeger-1939-45.de/Luftwaffe/B/Ba/Bahr-Guenther.htm
  2. Obermaier 1989, p. 84.
  3. Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 22.
  4. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 121.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) (in German). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches]. Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Obermaier, Ernst (1989) (in German). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe Jagdflieger 1939 – 1945 [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the Luftwaffe Fighter Force 1941 – 1945]. Mainz, Germany: Verlag Dieter Hoffmann. ISBN 978-3-87341-065-7. 
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001) (in German). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2]. Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007) (in German). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives]. Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 
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