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Friedrich Fähnert
Born (1879-01-18)18 January 1879
Died 10 June 1964(1964-06-10) (aged 85)
Place of birth Limbach
Place of death Baden-Baden
Allegiance German Empire German Empire (to 1918)
Germany Weimar Republic (to 1933)
Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Heer
Years of service 1910–1945
Rank General der Luftnachrichtentruppe
Battles/wars World War I
World War II

Friedrich Hermann Fahnert (18 January 1879 – 10 June 1964) was a German Luftwaffe General during World War II. He was the last of three officers to be appointed to the rank of General of the Air Signals Corps.

Fahnert was born in Limbach and he entered the imperial army as an officer cadet in the 2nd railway regiment, Berlin in 1900. He served throughout World War 1 and became a battalion commander. After the war he was retained in the Reichswehr and transferred to the Luftwaffe in 1936. At the outbreak of World War II he was the commander of the Air Signals Training School in Berlin. He then commanded the Air Signals Training Division in France and was promoted to General der Luftnachrichtentruppe on 1 April 1945.

On 2 May 1945 Fahnert was taken into British captivity in Lubeck and then held with other senior officers at Special Camp XI near Bridgend, South Wales until 5 December 1947.[1] He then returned to Germany and lived in Baden-Baden until his death in 1964.[2] A Bundeswehr barracks in Karlsruhe was named after him.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Friedrich Fahnert at Special Camp 11. Retrieved 15 October 2013
  2. Friedrich Fahnert at ww2gravestone.com. Retrieved 15 October 2013

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