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Bauer, Robert

    Date of birth:
    March 27th, 1907 (Grambin/Pommerania, Germany)
    Date of death:
    April 18th, 1996 (Gelsenkirchen/Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany)
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

    Biography

    Promotions:
    ?: Unterfeldwebel;
    January 1st, 1938: Feldwebel;
    November 1st, 1939: Stabsfeldwebel;
    April 23rd, 1940: Leutnant der Reserve;
    ?: Oberleutnant der Reserve;
    ?: Hauptmann der Reserve;
    December 1st, 1941: Hauptmann;
    February 20th, 1944: Major.

    Career:
    October 3rd, 1927: Polizeischule Treptow;
    October 1st, 1935: 15. / Infanterie-Regiment 25;
    ?: Zugführer 3. / Infanterie-Regiment 509;
    ?: Infanterie-Regiment 571;
    March 16th, 1942: Chef 5. / Infanterie-Regiment 668;
    November 22nd, 1942: Führer I. / Grenadier-Regiment 668;
    August 10th, 1944: Führerreserve;
    May 1st, 1945 - 1950: POW.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    June 21st, 1940
    Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    July 18th, 1942
    Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    October 28th, 1942
    Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Hauptmann (Captain)
    Unit:
    I. Bataillon, Grenadier-Regiment 668, 370. Infanterie-Division, Heer
    Awarded on:
    June 18th, 1943
    Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Major
    Awarded on:
    February 5th, 1945
    Anerkennungsurkunde des Oberbefehlshabers des Heeres
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Major
    Unit:
    Kommandeur, Kampfgruppe, 15. Infanterie-Division, Heer
    Awarded on:
    March 11th, 1945
    Awarded for distinguishing himself as a Kampfgruppe commander in the 15. Infanterie-Division during the fighting amongst the Slovakian mountains in early 1945. He did so particularly while defending against overwhelming Soviet forces around Malinec on the 23.01.1945. All of this was achieved under very difficult circumstances and with a hodgepodge of various units that included Hungarian battalions.
    Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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