Rauer, Karl

Date of birth:
August 7th, 1913 (Linz an der Donau/Upper-Austria, Austria)
Date of death:
May 7th, 1946 (Werl/Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
Austrian (1918-1938, Republic)

Biography

Karl Rauer died in British captivity on May 7th, 1946.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 1. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 55 "Greif", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
July 20th, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
1. Staffel, I. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 55 "Greif", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
November 7th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major (Squadron Leader)
Unit:
Kommandeur, I. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 53 "Legion Condor", Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
February 29th, 1944
Action:
Awarded for his successes as both a commander of bomber units as well as his own personal successes as a bomber pilot. During the fighting on the Eastern front he destroyed at least as much enemy materiel as is listed below...

- 1 ammunition and 7 fuel dumps
- 2 railroad bridges
- 5 anti-aircraft positions
- 30 tanks
- 17 aircraft on the ground
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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