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Bongart, Freiherr von dem, Hermann-Josef

Date of birth:
April 15th, 1897 (Paffendorf/Rhineland, Germany)
Date of death:
December 21st, 1952 (Paffendorf/Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German

Biography

Promotions:
?: Hauptmann;
September 12th, 1939: Major;
April 1st, 1941: Oberstleutnant;
September 1st, 1942: Oberst.

Career:
July 1938: Staffelkapitän 5. Staffel, Kampfgeschwader 257;
May 1st, 1939: Staffelkapitän 5. Staffel, Kampfgeschwader 26;
April 10th, 1941: Kommandeur IV. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 55;
September 2nd, 1941: Kommandeur III. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 55;
September 1942: Kommandeur IV. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 55;
October 1943: Offizier für Sonderaufträge, Stab, Luftflotte 3;
December 1943: Kommodore Fliegerzielgeschwader 2;
April 1944: Kommodore Geschwader Bongart;
September 1944: Kommandant, Flugplatz Kommando Neumünster, Fliegerhorstkommandantur A(o) 5/XI.

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Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberstleutnant (Wing Commander)
Awarded on:
August 10th, 1942
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Periode:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberst (Group Captain)
Unit:
III. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 55, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
November 5th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

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