- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Hauptmann (Captain)
- III. / Panzer-Regiment "Großdeutschland"
- Awarded on:
- May 9th, 1945
According to research by Veit Scherzer, published in 2005 in his book “Die Ritterkreuzträger – Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 – 1945“, the awarding of the RK to Franz Bayer is questionable and not prooved by primary sources.