Fahnert, Friedrich Hermann, born 18-01-1879 in Limbach, Chamnitz, entered the Army Service as a Fahnenjunker in the 2nd Rail Way Regiment Berlin, on 20-03-1900, age 21. Joseph Goebbels (did you know) was the Gauleiter of Berlin. Fahnert participated in World War I and ended as the Battalion Leader of the Army Flight Park 5, in Hermann Goering’s (did you know) Luftwaffe . Fahnert was allowed in the new Reichswehr and with the outbreak of World War II, he was Higher Commander of Air Signals Training Regiment Berlin. From 01-10-1940 to 30-09-1942 he was Higher Signals Commander of Air fleet Command 1. Commander, promoted to General on 01-04-1945, of the Air Signals Training Division France, to 20-09-1944. As commander of the Air Signals Instruction Staff Halle/ Saale he landed in British captivity, on 02-05-1945 until 05-12-1947.
Death and burial ground of Fahnert, Friedrich Hermann.
Not a spectacular General, Fahnert lived in Baden Baden, where he at the old age of 85 died, on 10-06-1964. Still high decorated Friedrich Fahnert is buried with his wife Alice, who died age 84, in 1957, on the Hauptfriedhof of Baden Baden and only steps from the much more famous WWII Generals, Generalfeldmarschall, Friedrich von Paulus Kommandeur Stalingrad 6th Armee , who had to surrender with 270.000 men killed and missed in action, 127.000 landed in Russian prison and 6.000 survived and came back to Germany in 1955.
General der Infanterie, Kommandeur der XXV Korps, Dietrich von Choltitz, Adolf Hitler (did you know) ordered him to destroy Paris, which he didn’t. Also buried there are the Generalmajor der Infanterie, Field Commander, Eugen Bilharz, Generalmajor der Flieger, Commander of Directing Office of Catch Command West, Erich Fitzau, war movies actor, Wolfgang Preiss Generalleutnant der Artillerie, Kommandeur der XXXXI Panzerkorps Rudolf Holste. The XXXXI Corps destroyed more than 300 Soviet tanks.