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Old 6 July 2005, 03:37 AM   #1
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A Bavarian Hauptmann..


I am searching additional information about Hptm x Baur. I only knew that he originally belonged to 7 b FAR and that he was promoted to Hauptmann on 17 Jan 17...

Anyone who have his first name, or possible servicing dates. However any kind of added information is welcome...

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Old 6 July 2005, 04:40 AM   #2
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Hello Gunnar,

I found a Baur in the regimental history:
Lt. Franz Baur (first he was Fähnrich) serving with the regiment pre-war from 8.7.1906-1.6.1914. He was apparently the Adjutant der Ersatz-Abteilung from 8/1914 to 1/1915.

This is the only Baur mentioned in the book, so he must be your man.

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Old 6 July 2005, 08:35 AM   #3
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Franz Baur

Hi Gunnar,

I agree with Jan,

Franz Bauer, born 1888 and commissioned as a Leutnant in 7. Feld-Artillerie-Regiment Prinz Regent Luitpold on 9.3.1908.

Oberleutnant: 30.11.1914.

By 1916 he had been awarded the Militär-Verdienst-Orden 4. Klasse mit Schwerten and the Prussian EK2

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Old 6 July 2005, 09:30 AM   #4
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Thanks both Jan and Glenn. (Glenn also regarding the other threads)...

Now it is "only" to find the units where he served within the Air Force, where he apparently served within the Flakwaffe....

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Old 7 July 2005, 08:00 PM   #5
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Franz Baur (no "e") was born 14 February 1887 in München, alive 1969 in Bad Homburg.

Graduated from the Bavarian Cadet Corps (BKK). Bavarian army 1911 Luitpold Jubilee Medal.

Gazetted Austro-Hungarian Military Merit Cross 3rd Class with War Decoration (ÖM3K) 2 May 1916, and (!!!) Prussian Hohenzollern House Order 3X 30 April 1918 (lists his first name and no other Hptm. Franz Baur). Bizarrely, no Crown to his BMV4X!!!!

Son of Oberst aD Franz Baur and Frida Grandaur. Married 26.4.16 Franziszka Heider: 3 sons.

Universities 1919-21, receiving Dr. phil. nat. degree from University of Freiburg i.Breisgau 1.8.21

1919-1926 Leiter d. Wetter-u. Sonnenwarte St. Blasien. 1926-29 Preuss. Meteolog. Inst. Berlin, 1929 Leiter d. staatl. Forschgsst. f. langfrist. Wittengsvorhers. u. Lehrauft. Univ. Frankfurt.

1930 Hon. Prof.

1935 living at Rödelheim/Frankfurt am Main, Meteorologe, many published works on weather.

1955 Dr. Hptm aD, Univ. Prof.

Rank Lists, Personalnachrichten, 1935 Wer Ist's?, 1955 and 1969 Directories of the BKK

By 1969 Dr.Dr. h.c.
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Franz Baur was a very famous Meteorologe.
He died on 2 November 1977 in Bad Homburg vor der Höhe.

Use Google with the terms Franz, Baur and Meteorologe to find more!


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Old 8 July 2005, 01:45 AM   #7
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Thanks Rick and Rammjäger for excellent (also Rick for the other threads) information....!

Sometimes a question about a "simple" soldier in the War leads to the most astonishing answers regarding the "man"...

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