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Heinz Bär - Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords, EK1, EK2
Rank: Colonel ( Oberst )
Date of Award: February 16, 1942
Cross Class: Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords, EK1, EK2
Branch of Service: Luftwaffe
Description of Action: Colonel Heinz (Oskar-Heinrich) "Pritzl" Bär (21 March 1913 – 28 April 1957) was a German Luftwaffe fighter ace who served through the whole of World War II. He had a total of 221 victories,[1] fighting in all the major German theaters of war, including the Western Front, Mediterranean and Eastern front. He was shot down 18 times during the course of flying about 1000 combat missions. Ref Wikipedia
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