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Konrad Bauer

German fighter ace and Knight's Cross recipient
The basics
Occupation Flying ace
Country Germany
Date of birth Gelsenkirchen
Date of death Jun 17, 1990 Gelsenkirchen
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, German Cross in Gold
The details

Konrad Bauer (9 February 1919 – 17 June 1990) was a Luftwaffe fighter pilot during World War II and a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. Bauer claimed 57 aerial victories, 39 over the Western Front and 18 over the Eastern Front.
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 claimed 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.


  • Ehrenpokal der Luftwaffe (31 March 1944)
  • German Cross in Gold on 10 July 1944 as Feldwebel in the 5./Jagdgeschwader 300
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 31 October 1944 as Feldwebel and pilot in the 5./Jagdgeschwader 300
  • Obermaier 1989, p. 85.
  • Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 27.
  • Fellgiebel 2000, p. 106.

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