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Bayer, Franz

Date of birth:
February 3rd, 1920 (Langau/Lower-Austria, Austria)
Date of death:
April 28th, 2014 (Vienna, Austria)
Nationality:
Austrian (1918-1938, Republic)

Biography

Franz Bayer served with 6. / Panzer-Regiment 39, I. / Panzer-Regiment 26 and III. / Panzergrenadier-Regiment "Grossdeutschland".

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
Zugführer 6. / Panzer-Regiment 39
Awarded on:
October 1st, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
Zugführer 6. / Panzer-Regiment 39
Awarded on:
October 20th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 10th, 1942
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
August 18th, 1942
Panzervernichtungsabzeichen in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
Unit:
Zugführer 6. / Panzer-Regiment 39
Awarded on:
October 7th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
1943
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
III. / Panzer-Regiment "Großdeutschland"
Awarded on:
April 27th, 1944
Panzerkampfabzeichen III Stufe
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
III. / Panzer-Regiment "Großdeutschland"
Awarded on:
May 9th, 1945
Details:
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.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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