PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Auer, Karl
Date of birth: October 20th, 1916 (Prienbach/Bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:  March 31st, 1997 (Simbach am Inn/Bavaria, Germany)
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Was promoted to SS-Sturmbannführer on January 30th 1945.
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2. KLASSE
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1. KLASSE
Awarded on: February 17th, 1942
 
     
NAHKAMPFSPANGE IN BRONZE
Awarded on: October 1st, 1943
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: SS-Hauptsturmführer
Unit: Führer I. / SS-Polizei-Grenadier-Regiment 8 / 4.SS-Polizei-Division / Heeresgruppe Süd
Awarded on: October 31st, 1944
 
     
NAHKAMPFSPANGE IN SILBER
Awarded on: November 1st, 1944
 
     
NAHKAMPFSPANGE IN GOLD
Rank: SS-Sturmbannführer
Unit: Kommandeur SS-Feldersatz-Bataillon 4 / 4.SS-Polizei-Division
Awarded on: March 22nd, 1945
 
 
 
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Picture source:   - Deutsches Wehrkundearchiv
Information source(s):   - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
- Berger F., Ritterkreuzträger mit Nahkampfspange in Gold, Wien, 2004
- Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
- Schneider J.W., Their Honor was Loyalty!, R. James Bender Publishing, 1977
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