Baur de Betaz, Wilhelm, born 17-02-1883 in Metz, France and served in the 61st Artillery Regiment, from 1903 until 1914. During World War I, Baur served as a company-grade officer. He was awarded the Iron Cross . He left the Army on 09-04-1920 being the leader of the Inspection der Fliegertruppe, as a Major. On 17-05-1920 he changed his name from Wilhelm Baur in Wilhelm Baur de Betaz. Short before the beginning of World War II, he entranced in the Army on, 01-08-1939, in the rank of Oberst. Wilhelm Baur de Betaz was appointed Chief of Staff of the Higher Flying-Training-Commander. Baur was promoted to the rank of Hermann Goering ‘s (did you know) Luftwaffe, Generalleutnant, on July 1941. Until 1942 he was busy on in the Reichsluftfahrtministeriums, Luftwaffe Headquarters.
In 1942 he was commanded to the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht. From 1942 until 1944 he was Chef des Wehrwirtschaftsstabdes in Norway. On September 1944, Wilhelm Baur was eventually placed in Führer Reserve Luftwaffe (see Hitler) (did you know), until the end of the war. Baur de Betaz was from 08-05-1945 until 17-05-1948, British prisoner of war. 09-01-1946 transferred to Island Farm Special Camp 11 from Camp 1
and on 12-05-1948 transferred to Camp 186 for repatriation.
Death and burial ground of Baur de Betaz, Wilhelm
Living in Lindenfels-Odenwald, Wilhelm Baur died in the old age of 81, on 26-05-1964 and is buried on the small village cemetery of Lindefels-Odenwald.