Johann Bauer sometimes is referred to as Josef Bauer.
15.11.1938: entered the Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 99
1939: Gefreiter der Reserve - campaign in Poland
1940: campaign in France
1941: campaign in the Balkans
06.1941: campaign in Russia
1942: promoted to Oberjäger der Reserve
26-27.05.1942: distinguished himself blocking a soviet breakthrough during the night near Bakscharnowka
27.06.1942: awarded the Ritterkreuz
17.09.1942: promoted to Feldwebel der Reserve
31.05.1944: WIA and sent to a Lazarett
15.07.1944: returned to the 1./ Gebirgsjäger-Ersatz- und Ausbildungs-Bataillon 96
He was not posted to a front position anymore until the end of the war.
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