Hubertus von Bonin was born on August 3rd, 1911 in Potsdam. He joined the Legion Condor in 1938 and was posted as Staffelführer 3. / Jagdgruppe 88.During the Spanish civil War he achieved 4 victories. Back in Germany he was posted to command 5. / Jagdgeschwader 26 and was appointed Kommandeur of the I. / Jagdgeschwader 54 on January 1940. With this unit he fought on the Western Front. After three months with Jagdfliegerschule 4, Bonin was appointed Kommandeur III. / Jagdgeschwader 52, flying on the Eastern Front. July 6th, 1943 he was appointed Geschwaderkommodore Jagdgeschwader 54.
Hubertus von Bonin was killed in action in an airfight with Soviet P-39 Airacobra planes.
He achieved a total of 77 victories and was posthumously promoted to Oberstleutnant.
December 5th, 1938 - June 1939: Staffelführer 3. / Jagdgruppe 88;
?: Staffelführer 5. / Jagdgeschwader 26;
January 1st, 1940 - July 1st, 1941: Kommandeur I. / Jagdgeschwader 54;
July 1st, 1941 - October 10th, 1941: Jagdfliegerschule 4;
October 10th, 1941- July 5th, 1943: Kommandeur III. / Jagdgeschwader 52;
May 1942 - May 22nd, 1942: Kommandeur Ergänzungs-Jagdgruppe Ost;
July 6th, 1943 - December 15th, 1943: Kommodore Jagdgeschwader 54.
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