Konrad Sauer

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Konrad Sauer
Born 29 January 1915
Roth near Marburg, German Empire
Died 12 July 1986(1986-07-12) (aged 71)
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

Wehrmachtbericht reference

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

  1. According to Scherzer as Wachtmeister.[4]

References

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) [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>
  • 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>
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2300-9. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Die Wehrmachtberichte 1939-1945 Band 3, 1. Januar 1944 bis 9. Mai 1945 (in German). München, Germany: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co. KG. 1985. ISBN 978-3-423-05944-2. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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