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Herbert Bauer
Born (1919-04-16)April 16, 1919
Died 24 March 1997(1997-03-24) (aged 77)
Place of birth Innsbruck, Austria
Place of death Buenos Aires, Argentina
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1939–1945
Rank Major
Unit StG 2
SG 103
SG 2
Commands held I./Schlachtgeschwader 2
II./SG 103
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
Other work Advisor to Argentine Air Force

Herbert Bauer (16 April 1919 – 24 March 1997) was a highly decorated Major in the Luftwaffe during World War II, and one of only 882 recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Herbert Bauer is credited with flying 1071 missions during the war.[Notes 1] After the war Herbert Bauer acted as an advisor to the Argentine Air Force.

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  1. For a list of Luftwaffe ground attack aces see List of German World War II Ground Attack aces

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Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas 1997, p. 24.
  2. Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 27.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 106.
  4. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 76.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945. Friedburg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 3-7909-0284-5.
  • Patzwall, Klaus D. and Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941–1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall (in German). ISBN 3-931533-45-X.* Range, Clemens (1974). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Kriegsmarine. Stuttgart, Germany: Motorbuch Verlag. ISBN 3-87943-355-0.
  • 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 (1997). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 1: A–K (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 3-7648-2299-6.

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