1st December 1943: Feldwebel (Bestallung: 13th December 1943).
He served till 1943 with 6./KG-2, till June 41 operating in the west against France and England (a.o. "Battle of Britain").
March-June 41 was active in the Balkan States and Greece (a.o. campaign against Crete!).
June 41 the unit took part in the campaign against Russia.
1942 the unit was transferred to the west and based in France (ao. Cambrai) and The Netherlands (a.o. Eindhoven, Glize-Rijen, Venlo), operating against England and June 44 against the allied invasion in Normandy.
1943 he was transferred to 11 ./KG-2. 8-3-44 (14.50 hrs.) his plane was shot-down by a german (!) Fighter near Cologne. Bergau was then part of the crew of Lt.1 st CL Wolfgang Hankamer (Kn.Cr.: 29-10-44). The rest of he crew were all German Cross in Gold recipients. No one was hurt in the event.
As his name is not on the unit casualty list, he most likely survived the war.
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