Günther Bahr

Günther Bahr
Born 18 July 1921
Neu Legden, East Prussia
Died 29 April 2009 (2009-04-30) (aged 87)
Wacken in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany (to 1945)
West Germany West Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1940–1945
1962–1975
Rank Oberfeldwebel (Wehrmacht)
Major (Bundeswehr)
Unit ZG 1, NJG 1, NJG 4, NJG 6
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Other work Bundeswehr

Günther Bahr (18 July 1921 – 29 April 2009[1]) was a German Luftwaffe fighter pilot and night fighter flying ace during World War II. He claimed 34 victories at night, all were four-engine bombers, achieved in over 90 combat missions. He counted 37 victories over all. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes). The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Günther Bahr died in April 2009 at the age of 87.[Notes 1]

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External links

  • Günther Bahr at Aces of the Luftwaffe
  • Günther Bahr at World War II Awards


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