PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Bongart, Freiherr von dem, Hermann-Josef
Date of birth: April 15th, 1897 (Paffendorf/Rhineland, Germany)
Date of death:  December 21st, 1952 (Paffendorf/Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:  German
BIOGRAPHY: 
Promotions:
?: Hauptmann;
September 12th, 1939: Major;
April 1st, 1941: Oberstleutnant;
September 1st, 1942: Oberst.

Career:
July 1938: Staffelkapitän 5. Staffel, Kampfgeschwader 257;
May 1st, 1939: Staffelkapitän 5. Staffel, Kampfgeschwader 26;
April 10th, 1941: Kommandeur IV. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 55;
September 2nd, 1941: Kommandeur III. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 55;
September 1942: Kommandeur IV. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 55;
October 1943: Offizier für Sonderaufträge, Stab, Luftflotte 3;
December 1943: Kommodore Fliegerzielgeschwader 2;
April 1944: Kommodore Geschwader Bongart;
September 1944: Kommandant, Flugplatz Kommando Neumünster, Fliegerhorstkommandantur A(o) 5/XI.
     
LUFTWAFFE EHRENPOKALE FÜR BESONDERE LEISTUNGEN IM LUFTKRIEG
Rank: Oberstleutnant (Wing Commander)
Awarded on: August 10th, 1942
 
     
DEUTSCHES KREUZ IN GOLD
Rank: Oberst (Group Captain)
Unit: III. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 55, Luftwaffe
Awarded on: November 5th, 1942
 
 
 
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Information source(s):   - PATZWALL, K. & SCHERZER, V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001.
- deZeng IV, Henry L. and Douglas G. Stankey, Luftwaffe Officer Career Summaries, Section A-F, Version: 01 April 2014
- Luftwaffe Units
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