Unteroffizier Gerhard Geier served in the German Air Force – The Luftwaffe – in World War Two. As an Unteroffizier, he was a high ranked pilot in the force.
Gerhard Geier in Belfast
At some point during the conflict, Allies took Geier prisoner. As a POW, he received the ID number B19042 and transported to Northern Ireland.
On 25th March 1945, aged 27 years old, Gerhard Geier died in Belfast. He was undergoing treatment in Campbell College Military Hospital after suffering a fractured skull.
Gerhard Geier was first buried on 27th March 1945 in Glenalina Section AS, Grave 160, Belfast City Cemetery, Co. Antrim. On 26th February 1948, he was reinterred in Glenalina Section ES, Grave 207 before being repatriated on 18th July 1962.