Rudolf Bayer (soldier)

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Rudolf Bayer
Born (1917-03-10)10 March 1917
Mannheim, Germany
Died 14 July 1944(1944-07-14) (aged 27)
Sokal, Ukraine
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1938–44
Rank Oberleutnant der Reserve (Posthumously)
Unit Grenadier-Regiment 112
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Rudolf Bayer (10 March 1917 – 14 July 1944) was a highly decorated Oberleutnant der Reserve in the Wehrmacht 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. Rudolf Bayer was wounded on 13 July 1944 and died the next day in a hospital in Sokal, Ukraine. He was posthumously promoted to Oberleutnant der Reserve.

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Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 107.
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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