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Hauptmann BÃ¤r transferred to the Mediterranean Front to become the Gruppenkommandeur of I/JG 77 "Herzas" on May 1, 1942. He flew the Bf 109F and later the Bf 109G models. The strain of constant battle and knowledge of inevitable defeat of Axis forces in the Mediterranean later caused the stressed-out BÃ¤r to be relieved from command back to Germany in disgrace.
Following his recuperation, Hauptmann BÃ¤r was soon assigned to Reich's Defense duties with II/JG 1 "Oesau" to fly the heavily armed Focke-Wulf Fw 190A fighter as the Allied bombing campaign gathered momentum. He was eventually promoted to the rank of Major and the position of Gruppenkommandeur of II/JG 1. BÃ¤r gained his 200th aerial victory on April 22, 1944. On the sortie in which he downed his 200th aerial victory, Major BÃ¤r did not fly one of his own assigned Fw 190As but flew the now famous Fw 190A-7 "Red 23". BÃ¤r would be credited with 21 heavy bombers to his Defense of the Reich tally by the end of the war.