|Born||18 January 1879|
|Died||10 June 1964(aged 85)|
|Place of birth||Limbach|
|Place of death||Baden-Baden|
German Empire (to 1918)|
Weimar Republic (to 1933)
|Years of service||1910–1945|
|Rank||General der Luftnachrichtentruppe|
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. He then returned to Germany and lived in Baden-Baden until his death in 1964. A Bundeswehr barracks in Karlsruhe was named after him.
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