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Harold W. Bauer

Born: Nov 20, 1908

Death: Nov 14, 1942

Birthplace: Woodruff, Kansas

Nationality: United States

Harold W. Bauer

Date of Birth : Nov 20, 1908
Date of Death : Nov 14, 1942
Birth Place : Woodruff, Kansas

Lieutenant Colonel Harold William Bauer, commonly referred to as "Joe" Bauer, was a United States Marine Corps air group commander and fighter pilot ace credited with destroying 11 Japanese aircraft during World War II. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions as a fighter squadron commander during the crucial struggle for the control of the Solomons at the Battle of Guadalcanal.

Also known as


  • Harold William Bauer
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