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Oskar Bauer
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Oskar Bauer
Born 13 March 1900
Died 20 January 1975(1975-01-20) (age 45)
Place of birth Mannheim
Place of death Essen
Allegiance Flag of the German Empire.svg German Empire (to 1918)
Flag of German Reich (1935–1945).svg Nazi Germany
Service/branch Deutsches Heer (1917 - 1918)
Heer (1934 - 1935)
Luftwaffe (1935–1945)
Years of service 1917–1918
1934–1945
Rank Oberst
Commands held Flak-Regiment 180
Battles/wars

World War I
World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Oskar Bauer (13 March 1900 – 20 January 1975) was a highly decorated Oberst in the Luftwaffe during World War II. He was also 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. Oskar Bauer was captured in May 1945 by British troops and was released in 1946.

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Citations
  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 106.
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. 
  • 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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