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Carl Adolph Baehr, American army officer. Decorated Silver Star, Bronze Star, Air medal, African-European, Mexican border, World War Distinguished Service, Legion of Merit, American Theater, Army of Occ. (United States) medals, Legion of Honor, Croix de Guerre (French); Honorary Commander, Order British Empire (British).


Baehr, Carl Adolph was born on July 28, 1885 in Minneapolis. Son of Charles and Katherine (Groppre) Baehr.


Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1909. Graduated from Command and General staff schedul, 1923, Army War College, 1926.


John), Elizabeth. Commissioned Second lieutenant, 1909, advanced through grades to brigadier general, 1941. Served in Alaska and on Mexican Border. Instructor Plattsburg, 1915-1916.

Served with 3rd Field Artillery, France, 12th Field Artillery, Meuse-Argonne, World War I. Professor military science and tactics, U. Oklahoma, 1920. Instructor Missouri National Guard, 1923.

Executive 11th Field Artillery Brigade, Hawaii, 1926. Instructor and director Field Artillery School, 1930. Later chief of staff Philippine Division and chief of staff 2d Army Corps, commanding 71st Field Artillery Brigade.

Commanding VI Corps Artillery, Italy, France, Germany, Austria Army of Occupation.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor to Field Artillery Journal and other service publications.


Member National Army and Navy Young Men’s Christian Association Committee, Manila, 1938-1940. Director Young Men’s Christian Association, American Red Cross. Clubs: Racquet (Philadelphia).


Married Emilie A. Bischoff, September 15, 1910. Children: Carl (killed in action on Bataan), Katherine (Mistress.

Charles Baehr

Katherine (Groppre) Baehr

Emilie A. Bischoff

Carl Baehr (killed in action on Bataan)

Katherine (Mrs Baehr