Ludwig Bauer (soldier)

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Ludwig Bauer
Born 24 July 1912
Inzing
Died 26 October 1944(1944-10-26) (aged 32)
Rimini, Italy
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1940–44
Rank Feldwebel (Posthumously)
Unit Grenadier-Regiment 117
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Ludwig Bauer (24 July 1912 – 26 October 1944) was a highly decorated infantry soldier in the German Wehrmacht during World War II. Bauer's decorations included the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (the Knight's Cross), the highest award made by Nazi Germany to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or outstanding military leadership during World War II. Ludwig Bauer was killed on 26 October 1944 near Rimini, Italy and was posthumously promoted to Feldwebel.

Feldwebel Bauer was not related to tank crewman/commander Leutnant (post-war Oberstleutnant) Ludwig Bauer, who also was awarded a Knight's Cross.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations

  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 106.

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)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<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)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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