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. He took part in the campaign against the Hereros and the Nama. The Herero and Nama genocide was a campaign of racial extermination and collective punishment that the German Empire undertook in German South West Africa (now Namibia) against the Ovaherero, the Nama, and the San. It is considered the first genocide of the 20th century. It took place between 1904 and 1908. Commander in Chief of its colonial forces was General Adrian Dietrich Lothar von Trotha Approximately 10,000 Nama died during the fighting, the remaining 9,000 were confined to concentration camps. On 19-11-1905 Lothar von Trotha returned to Germany and was appointed as an infantry General in 1910. He died of typhoid fever (bilious fever) on 31-03-1920, age 71 in Bonn.
Fahnert served throughout 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 10 divisions 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.