Hans Geismann finally reached the rank of Hauptmann. After the Second World War he served with the Bundeswehr and finally reached the rank of Oberst.
15.11.1939: volunteered for the Luftwaffe - training with Fl.Ausb.Rgt. 63, with FFS A/B Marienbad then with FFS C 1, then BFS 1 and Grosse KFS 1
Summer 1941: 1./ KGr. 606
19.01.42: WIA as Leutnant in KGr. 606 when his Ju 88 A-4 crashed ivo Corigliane as a result of motor trouble
08.1942: Staka 1./ KG 77
01.09.1942: I./ KG 77 : unit renamed
12.11.1942: claimed to have sunk a passenger ship of about 20,000 GRT, possibly the Awatea (13,482 GRT) or the Cathay (15,225 GRT)
01.04.1943: promoted Oberleutnant in KG 77
06.1943: training on torpedos in Germany
11.1943 - 07.1944: Oblt and Staka 10./ KG 77
03.1944: flew some torpedo missions in the Mediterranean
08.1944: retrained on fighters
01.10.1944: promoted to Hauptmann
11.1944: converted to night fighters and assigned to IV./ NJG 1
05.1945: Staka in IV./ NJG 1
30.09.1979: retired from the Bundeswehr as an Oberst i.G.
Pilot credited with sinking more than 71,000 GRT of shipping.
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