Hamel, Ernst, born 15-06-1877 in Wessin, region of Parchim, joined the Army as a Fahnenjunker and Company Officer in the 9th
Pioneer Battalion on 01-04-1898, age 20. Detached to the Military Technical Academy to 15-08-1905 and was an Adjutant in the 9th
Battalion to 22-12-1910. In the first war he was Company Chief in the 9th
Battalion to 23-10-1915. Commander of the 17th
Infantry Division and from 02-08-1916 wounded
in hospital until 25-04-1917. Recovered he became the leader of the 9th
Replacement Pioneer Battalion to 21-06-1917. As commander of the 31st
Pioneer Battalion again wounded in hospital until 02-10-1918, Granted Leave from 01-11-1918 and retired from the Service on 31-03-1920. He joined the Police Service
with the Security Police in Mecklenburg, from 01-11-1939 until 31-12-1923 as a Major. Hamel entered the Luftwaffe Serve
in the growing Goering’s Luftwaffe as a Supplement Officer from 10-07-1935. (see Did you know
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Hamel became leader of the Military Economics Office I, region Dessau, as an Oberstleutnant and had this position with the start of WWII until 12-11-1939. Leader of Military Economics Office, Liegnitz of Inspection VII to 14-03-1940. Inspector of Luftwaffe Construction Troops RLM until 11-09-1941 as an Oberst. Chief of the Luftwaffe Construction Inspection RLM, to 30-11-1942. Inspector of Luftwaffe Inspection for Construction Troops and POWs to 30-04-1943 and landed as a Generalmajor in the Führer Reserve for 5 months to 30-09-1943. Not useful for Hitler’s warfare retired on 30-09-1943, age 66. Placed to disposal and used in the Volkssturm, as a Generalleutnant, till he ended in Soviet captivity in Mai 1945.
Death and burial ground of Hamel, Ernst.
The same year released and living in Kladow, Berlin, Hamel, not a battelield General died at the age of 81, on 28-03-1969 and is buried on the local cemetery of Kladow, Berlin, former East Berlin territory. Alas his gravestone is meanwhile removed from the grave.