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Heinz Baurmann
Born (1919-11-11)November 11, 1919
Died 7 December 1996(1996-12-07) (aged 77)
Place of birth Aachen
Place of death Meckenheim-Esdorf
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1938–1945
Rank Hauptmann (Wehrmacht)
Oberstleutnant (Bundeswehr)
Commands held Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 300

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Heinz Baurmann (11 November 1919 – 7 December 1996) was a highly decorated Hauptmann in the Wehrmacht 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.

Awards and decorations[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. No evidence regarding the presentation of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross to Heinz Baurmann can be found in the German National Archives. According to Walther-Peer Fellgiebel the presentation was made by Feldmarschall Ferdinand Schörner in compliance with the empowerment for autonomous presentations dated 3 May 1945. Author Thomas and Wegmann mention a teleprinter message from Schörner dated 4 May 1945, which presumably verifies the claim. However Thomas and Wegmann fail to present a reference nor do they publish the message itself.[2] Veit Scherzer was denied access to files, which could help clarify the case, of the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) on the grounds of the Bundesarchivgesetz (German Archive Law). Baurmann was a member of the AKCR.[3]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 106.
  2. Thomas and Wegmann 1985, p. 24.
  3. Scherzer 2007, p. 119.
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 (in German). Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • 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.
  • Thomas, Franz and Wegmann, Günter (1985). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil I: Sturmartillerie (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 3-7648-1447-0.

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