"Awarded for achieving a direct hit on the French cruiser Emile Bertin while it was located off the Norwegian coast on the 19.04.1940. By this time he had flown 26 sorties." from his Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross citation, awarded on 8 May 1940.
"Up until the 27.02.1941 Baumbach and his crew sunk a total of 240000 GRT worth of enemy shipping." from his Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves citation, awarded on 14 July 1941.
"Awarded for bringing his total of sunk enemy shipping to 300000 GRT." from his Knight's Cross to the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords citation, awarded on 17 August 1942.
A deadly enemy elite!
Honor Goblet of the Luftwaffe awarded on April 22, 1941.