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Bern von Baer

Bern von Baer

German general and Knight's Cross recipient
The basics
Occupations Military personnel
Countries Germany
A.K.A. Johann Oskar Walter Bern von Baer
Gender male
Birth March 20, 1911 (Berlin)
Death November 27, 1981 (Rösrath)
Authority VIAF id
Bern von Baer
The details

Bern von Baer (20 March 1911 – 27 November 1981) was an officer in the Wehrmacht of Nazi Germany during World War II and a general in the Bundeswehr of West Germany. He was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves.

Awards and decorations

  • Iron Cross (1939) 2nd Class (21 September 1939) & 1st Class (29 May 1940)
  • Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves
    • Knight's Cross on 13 January 1944 as Oberstleutnant im Generalstab (in the General Staff) and Ia (operations officer) of the 16. Panzer-Division
    • 761st Oak Leaves on 28 February 1945 as Oberstleutnant im Generalstab and chief of Stab/Fallschirmjäger-Panzer-Korps "Hermann Göring"
  • Great Cross of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (20 March 1968)
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