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Gerhard Bauer
Born (1916-08-26)August 26, 1916
Died 17 April 1945(1945-04-17) (aged 28)
Place of birth Jena
Place of death Kamenz
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Balkenkreuz.svg Luftwaffe
Years of service 1935–1945
Rank Leutnant
Unit Sturzkampfgeschwader 77
Schlachtgeschwader 77
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Gerhard Bauer (26 August 1916 – 17 April 1945) was a highly decorated Leutnant in the Luftwaffe during World War II, and a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Gerhard Bauer was killed on 17 April 1945 over Kamenz after being attacked by American P-51 fighters. Bauer and August Lambert were two of the six German pilots killed in this engagement.

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 105.
Bibliography
  • Brütting, Georg (1995). Das waren die deutschen Stuka-Asse 1939 - 1945 (in German). Motorbuch, Stuttgart. ISBN 3-87943-433-6.
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939-1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Obermaier, Ernst (1976). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe 1939-1945 Band II Stuka- und Schlachtflieger (in German and English). Mainz, Germany: Verlag Dieter Hoffmann. ISBN 3-87341-021-4.
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2.

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