|Born||13 March 1900
|Died||20 January 1975
|Allegiance|| German Empire (to 1918)
|Service/branch||Deutsches Heer (1917 - 1918)
Heer (1934 - 1935)
|Years of service||1917–1918
|Commands held||Flak-Regiment 180|
|Awards||Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross|
Oskar Bauer (13 March 1900 – 20 January 1975) was a highly decorated Oberst 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. Oskar Bauer was captured in May 1945 by British troops and was released in 1946.
Awards and decorations
- Iron Cross (1914)
- 2nd Class
- Honour Cross of the World War 1914/1918
- Iron Cross (1939)
- 2nd Class (10 October 1939)
- 1st Class (4 June 1940)
- Wound Badge (1939)
- in Black (20 May 1940)
- General Assault Badge (30 January 1941)
- Anti-Aircraft Flak Battle Badge (20 February 1942)
- Ground Assault Badge of the Luftwaffe (16 August 1942)
- Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 22 October 1941 as Major and commander of II./Flak-Regiment 4
- Fellgiebel 2000, p. 106.
- 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.