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Konrad Sauer
Born 29 January 1915
Died 12 July 1986(1986-07-12) (aged 71)
Place of birth Roth near Marburg, German Empire
Place of death Marburg, West Germany
Allegiance  Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1936–45
1956–68
Rank Major of the Reserves (Wehrmacht)
Oberstleutnant (Bundeswehr)
Unit Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 209
Commands held Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 393
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Konrad Sauer (29 January 1915 – 12 July 1986) was a highly decorated Major of the Reserves in the Wehrmacht during World War II and an Oberstleutnant in the Bundeswehr. He was also a recipient 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 recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Awards and decorations[edit | edit source]

Wehrmachtbericht reference[edit | edit source]

Date Original German Wehrmachtbericht wording Direct English translation
20 September 1944 Leutnant Sauer in einer Sturmgeschütz-Brigade schoß mit seinem Sturmgeschütz in zwei Tagen 14 Panzer ab.[6] Lieutenant Sauer in an assault gun brigade destroyed with his assault gun in two days 14 tanks.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. According to Scherzer as Wachtmeister.[4]

References[edit | edit source]

Citations
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Thomas 1998, p. 241.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Thomas & Wegmann 1985, p. 237.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 371.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Scherzer 2007, p. 652.
  5. Fellgiebel 2000, pp. 89, 480.
  6. Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939–1945 Band 3, p. 252.
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 Wehrmachtteile [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. 
  • 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. 
  • Thomas, Franz; Wegmann, Günter (1985) (in German). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil I: Sturmartillerie [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the German Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Part I: Assault Artillery]. Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-1447-2. 
  • Thomas, Franz (1998) (in German). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z]. Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2300-9. 
  • (in German) Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939-1945 Band 3, 1. Januar 1944 bis 9. Mai 1945 [The Wehrmacht Reports 1939–1945 Volume 3, 1 January 1944 to 9 May 1945]. München, Germany: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. 1985. ISBN 978-3-423-05944-2. 

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