Gerhard Geier

Unteroffizier Gerhard Geier served in the German Luftwaffe in World War Two. On 25th March 1945, at twenty-seven, Gerhard Geier died in hospital in Belfast.

Unteroffizier

Gerhard Geier

B19042

Unteroffizier Gerhard Geier served in the German Luftwaffe in World War Two. On 25th March 1945, at twenty-seven, Gerhard Geier died in hospital in Belfast.

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.

Campbell College, Belfast

Built between 1892 and 1894, Campbell College in East Belfast is a voluntary grammar school. During the Second World War, it served as a British Military Hospital and was heavily bombed during the Belfast Blitz. Photo from Geograph.ie.

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.

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