Bernhard Hamester

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Bernhard Hamester
Born 21 October 1913
Dahmker
Died 22 April 1945(1945-04-22) (aged 31)
Trebbin
Allegiance Nazi Germany Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1940–1945
Rank Major
Unit StG 2
StG 3
SG 102
SG 10
SG 3
Commands held Schlachtgeschwader 3
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Bernhard Hamester (21 October 1913 – 22 April 1945) was a highly decorated Major in the Luftwaffe during World War II and a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. During his career he flew 400+ missions. Bernhard Hamester was killed on 22 April 1945 after being hit by Soviet fire near Trebbin, Germany.

Awards and decorations[edit]

References[edit]

Citations
  1. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 176.
Bibliography
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 – Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtsteile [The Bearers of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939–1945 — The Owners of the Highest Award of the Second World War of all Wehrmacht Branches] (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. 
  • Obermaier, Ernst (1976). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe 1939–1945 Band II Stuka- und Schlachtflieger [The Knight's Cross Bearers of the Luftwaffe 1941 – 1945 Volume II Dive Bomber and Attack Aircraft] (in German). Mainz, Germany: Verlag Dieter Hoffmann. ISBN 978-3-87341-021-3. 
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives [The Knight's Cross Bearers 1939–1945 The Holders of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 by Army, Air Force, Navy, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm and Allied Forces with Germany According to the Documents of the Federal Archives] (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Oberst Karl Christ
Commander of Sturzkampfgeschwader 102
June 1943 – 18 October 1943
Succeeded by
Schlachtgeschwader 102
Preceded by
Oberst Kurt Kuhlmey
Commander of Schlachtgeschwader 3
15 December 1944 – 22 April 1945
Succeeded by
None