Heinz Baurmann

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Heinz Baurmann
Born 11 November 1919
Aachen
Died 7 December 1996(1996-12-07) (aged 77)
Meckenheim-Esdorf
Allegiance  Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1938–45
1956–?
Rank Hauptmann (Wehrmacht)
Oberstleutnant (Bundeswehr)
Commands held Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 300
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Heinz Baurmann (11 November 1919 – 7 December 1996) was a highly decorated Hauptmann in the Wehrmacht during World War II, and 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.

Awards and decorations

Notes

  1. No evidence regarding the presentation of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross to Heinz Baurmann can be found in the German Federal Archives. According to Walther-Peer Fellgiebel the presentation was made by Feldmarschall Ferdinand Schörner in compliance with the empowerment for autonomous presentations dated 3 May 1945. Author Thomas & Wegmann mention a teleprinter message from Schörner dated 4 May 1945, which presumably verifies the claim. However Thomas & Wegmann fail to present a reference nor do they publish the message itself.[4] Veit Scherzer was denied access to files, which could help clarify the case, of the Association of Knight's Cross Recipients (AKCR) on the grounds of the Bundesarchivgesetz (German Archive Law). Baurmann was a member of the AKCR.[5]

References

Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Thomas & Wegmann 1985, p. 25.
  2. Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 29.
  3. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 106.
  4. Thomas & Wegmann 1985, p. 24.
  5. Scherzer 2007, p. 119.

Bibliography

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). 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 (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Thomas, Franz; Wegmann, Günter (1985). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939–1945 Teil I: Sturmartillerie (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-1447-2. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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