Arnim, Hans Joachim von, born 17-01-1893 in Prenzlau, entered the Marine Service at the age of 18, as a Fähnrich zur See on 27-03-1913. He had his training on the Marine School of Mürwikand on the Light Cruiser “Graudenz”
He was transferred to the Light Cruiser “Munchen” and then to the “Karlsruhe” until 13-12-1916 as he started a pilot training with the II Seeflieger Department. Appointed as leader of the II. Aufklärungsstaffel der Seeflieger in Borkum from 30-05-1918 and retired from the Marine Service on 21-11-1919 as an Oberleutnant zur See. As civilian he works for Junkers-Luftverkehrs AG and transferred to Gleiwitz as Flight leader of the Oberschlesischen Luftverkehrs AG.
He joined Goering‘s new Luftwaffe on 01-10-1933 as a Hauptmann and von Arnim became, as Major, commander of the Pilot School Sea and Air of Püttnitz in 1938, for three years. From 01-03-1937 appointed to the Seefliegerhorst-Kommandant in Hörnum, and from 01-04-1938 as Kommandeur der Seeflugschule and also Fliegerhorst-Kommandanten in Püttnitz as Oberst from 01-04-1939. Became commander of the 16th Flieger Lehr Battalion from 29-01-1941 and later Seefliegerhorst commander in Püttnitz. Transferred from 09-12-1942 now a Generalmajor, with the command of Flughafenbereichskommandos 12/XI in Delmenhorst and at the same time Flughafenbereichskommandant 9/VII.
He landed in the Führer Reserve Flying Replacement Division from 26-08-1943 and appointed as commander of Flughafenbereichs 2/XII, from 15-10-1944 from Flughafenbereichs 13/VII and again in the Führer Reserve from 24-10-1944 until 26-11-1944 as he lands in the Reserve der Flieger-Ersatz-Division until his retirement on 28-02-1945. Von Arnim never was a “fighting” General, more a training General.
Death and burial ground of Arnim, Hans-Joachim von.
After the war he lived in Bad Tölz, were some other Generals lived, Generalleutnant Hans Degen,
a Gebirgstruppen General, who died 08-11-1971 and SS Obergruppenführer Hans Jüttner, a disputed figure, who died 24-05-1965,
Hans Jochen von Arnim died in the age of 79, on 01-04-1972 and is buried with his “comrades” on the Waldfriedhof in Bad Tölz.