Adolf Baum (Luftwaffe officer)
|Dr. jur. Adolf Baum|
|Born||28 October 1916
Friedberg (now Frymburk)
|Died||4 December 1942
|Years of service||1937–42|
|Unit||Flak-Regiment 37 (mot.)|
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross|
Dr. jur. Adolf Baum[Note 1] (28 October 1916 – 4 December 1942) was a highly decorated Oberleutnant in the Luftwaffe during World War II. He was also 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. Adolf Baum was wounded during the Battle of Stalingrad and died from his wounds on 4 December 1942 in Kraków. He was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 21 December 1942.
Awards and decorations
- Iron Cross (1939)
- 2nd Class
- 1st Class
- Wound Badge
- in Black
- Anti-Aircraft Flak Battle Badge
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 21 December 1942 as Oberleutnant and Batterie-Führer of Flak-Regiment 37 (motorisiert) 
- In German a Doctor of Law is abbreviated as Dr. iur. (Doctor iuris) or Dr. jur. (Doctor juris).
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