Hamester, Bernhard

Date of birth:
October 21st, 1913 (Dahmker/Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
Date of death:
April 22nd, 1945 (Trebbin/Brandenburg, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Bernhard Hamester was killed in action on April 22nd, 1945when he was hit by Soviet fire during an attack on enemy tanks near Trebbin.

Promotions:
?: Oberleutnant;
?: Hauptmann;
?: Major;
?: Oberstleutnant (postuum).

Career:
?: Staffelführer 5. Staffel, Sturzkampfgeschwader 2;
?: Staffelführer 8. Staffel, Sturzkampfgeschwader 3;
June 3rd, 1943: Führer Sturzkampfgeschwader 102;
October 18th, 1943: Führer Schlachtgeschwader 102;
December 31st, 1943 - June 15th, 1944: Kommandeur III. Gruppe, Schlachtgeschwader 3;
? - November 7th, 1944: Kommandeur Schlachtgeschwader 10;
December 15th, 1944: Kommandeur Schlachtgeschwader 3.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, 8. Staffel, III. Gruppe, Sturzkampfgeschwader 3, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
April 9th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän, III. Gruppe, Sturzkampfgeschwader 3, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
September 3rd, 1942
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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