Ludwig Bauer (soldier)

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This article is about the German World War II soldier. For other uses, see Ludwig Bauer (disambiguation).
Ludwig Bauer
Born 24 July 1912
Inzing
Died 26 October 1944(1944-10-26) (aged 32)
Rimini, Italy
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1940–1944
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.

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Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 106.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • 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 [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 

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