Fisser, Johann-Volkmar “Hans”.

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Fisser, Johann-Volkmar “Hans”, born 02-07-1893 in Dresden , served in the German Air Force during World War I and was awarded swords on 16-03-1918 with the Knight’s Cross of the Royal House Order of Hohenzollern . Promoted to Hauptmann on 28-03-1920, on 28-06-1921 he was awarded the title of Dr. rer. pole. (Doctor of Political Science). On  24-04-1933, he joined the NSDAP and on 01-07-1934, the newly formed Luftwaffe, of Herman Göring    as an adjutant, and in the rank of a Hauptmann in the command post of the pilot test centers. Promoted to major on 01-08-1934, he assumed the position of a teacher at the Hildesheim observer school on 01-03-1935. On 20-06-1935, he temporarily took over a squadron in Combat Squadron 255 as squadron Hauptmann succeeding Oberst Ritter von Lex. Oberst Ritter von Lex survived the war and died age 76 on 26-02-1970 in Munich,  On 01-10-1936, after being promoted to Oberstleutnant, he took over the 2nd group of this squadron as group commander. After being promoted to Oberst again on 01-01-1939, he finally rose to squadron commander of Combat Squadron 255 (renamed Combat Squadron 51 from May 1) . Flyer ace Lang “Bully” Emil.  was a Hauptmann in this Squadron. This squadron was not used in the attack on Poland at the beginning of the World Wa IIr, but remained on its home bases in southwest Germany. From 21-03-1940 to 31-03-1940, he temporarily took over Combat Squadron 77, where he succeeded Oberst Wolff von Stutterheim, later General, in the same function and led it at the beginning of the western campaign. He then returned to Combat Squadron 51.

Death and burial ground of Fisser, Johann-Volkmar “Hans”.

On 12-08-1940, he, age 47, was shot down over the Isle of Wight with a Junkers Ju 88 and was initially considered missing. Posthumously, he was appointed Generalmajor with effect from  01-08-1940. Fisser, Johann-Volkmar “Hans”. is buried at the German cemetery of Cannock Chase, Staffordshire, Englan, Section Block 7-Row 10 Grave 259 & 260.

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