Herbert Bauer (pilot)

Herbert Bauer (pilot)

Herbert Bauer
Born 16 April 1919
Innsbruck, Austria
Died 24 March 1997(1997-03-24) (aged 77)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1939–1945
Rank Major
Unit StG 2
SG 103
SG 2
Commands held I./Schlachtgeschwader 2
II./SG 103

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
Other work Advisor to Argentine Air Force

Herbert Bauer (16 April 1919 – 24 March 1997) was a highly decorated Major in the Luftwaffe during World War II, and one of only 882 recipients 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 recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Herbert Bauer is credited with flying 1071 missions during the war.[Notes 1] After the war Herbert Bauer acted as an advisor to the Argentine Air Force.

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ For a list of Luftwaffe ground attack aces see List of German World War II Ground Attack aces


  1. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 24.
  2. ^ Patzwall and Scherzer 2001, p. 27.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 106.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 76.

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • Ritterkreuztraeger 1939–1945