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Monday, 2 March 2015

Werner Baumbach

Werner Baumbach

Career:

Branch: Luftwaffe
Born: 27 December 1916 in Cloppenburg, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Died: 20 October 1953 in La Plata, Argentina.

Ranks:
Oberstleutnant 15 November 1944
Major
Hauptmann
Oberleutnant
Leutnant
Fähnrich

Decorations:
Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords

Commands:

Personal Information:

Werner Baumbach was born on 27 December 1916 in Cloppenburg, Lower Saxony, Germany was a serving member of the Luftwaffe during World War II and managed to attain the rank of Oberstleutnant and went on to command the following 5./KG 30, I./KG 30, KG 200.

Werner Baumbach began training with the Luftwaffe in 1936, and was trained as a bomber pilot. He later went on to fly the Junkers Ju 88. And once war begun flew several missions with Kampfgeschwader 30 (KG 30) on one particular mission, which occurred on 19 April 1940 Werner bombed and damaged the French cruiser Émile Bertin for which he was awarded the Iron Cross 1st

From 1942 Werner Baumbach was removed from front-line service and started working on new bomber designs. which resulted in the composite bomber system called the Mistel.

In 1944 Werner Baumbach was placed in command of KG 200 which had been newly formed, and was in charge of all Luftwaffe special missions during the later stages of World War II.


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