Konrad Bauer

For the German type designer, see Konrad Friedrich Bauer.

Konrad Bauer
Nickname "Pitt"
Born 9 February 1919
Gelsenkirchen
Died 17 June 1990(1990-06-17) (aged 71)
Gelsenkirchen
Allegiance  Nazi Germany (to 1945)
West Germany West Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe (Wehrmacht)
Luftwaffe (Bundeswehr)
Years of service ?–1945
?–1960
Rank Oberleutnant (Wehrmacht)
Hauptmann (Bundeswehr)
Unit JG 51
JG 3
JG 300
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Konrad Bauer (9 February 1919 – 17 June 1990) was a Luftwaffe fighter ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross during World War II. Bauer claimed 57 aerial victories, 39 over the Western Front and 18 over the Eastern Front. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Career

Konrad Bauer claimed his first of 18 victories over the Eastern Front on 20 March 1943. In 1944 he was transferred to the Western Front where he would claim another 39 victories. He was awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 31 October 1944 after his 34th victory. After the war he joined the new Luftwaffe and retired as a Hauptmann in 1960.

Awards

References

Citations
Bibliography

External links

  • World War 2 Awards.com
  • Aces of the Luftwaffe
  • Ritterkreuztrager 1939–1945

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