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Bayer, Heinz

Date of birth:
August 8th, 1899 (Lugau/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
August 12th, 1986 (Bad Krozingen/Baden-Württemberg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Heinz Bayer finally reached the rank of Oberst.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
September 25th, 1939
1939 Spange zum Eisernen Kreuzes 2er Klasse 1914
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 27th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Lieutenant-colonel)
Unit:
Kommandeur Kradschützen-Bataillon 22 / 12. Panzer-Division
Awarded on:
July 17th, 1941
Awarded for his actions during the opening stages of Operation Barbarossa. Along with his Kradschützen and a Vorausabteilung, he broke through the Russian positions and field fortifications as far as Saslawl (20 km northwest of Minsk). By doing this he completed one of the most important preconditions for the capture of Minsk itself.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 15th, 1942
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