Heinz Böhme, son of a carpenter, began after the school in 1943, a professional training and worked as his father until 1948 as a carpenter journeyman . In 1946 he became a member of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED) and on September 15, 1948 he joined the armed organs , namely the People's Police founded by the Soviet Military Administration (SMAD) . From 1948 to 1950 he was a police officer , guard shift leader and group leader in the Dresden People's Police Department. From 1950 to 1951 he was head of the operational department of the People's Police Department in ApoldaFrom 1951 to 1952, he served as chief of staff at the Zeithain police station and from 1952 to 1953 as head of the mechanics' school in Kamenz .
In 1953 Böhme was an officer auditor at the Pirna Officers School and then between 1953 and 1956 head of the operational department of the Aeroklub Bautzen . After the establishment of the Air Force of the National People's Army on March 1, 1956, he was head of the operational department of the Air Force Administration (LSK) between 1956 and 1957 and then from 1957 to 1959 deputy head of the Central Command Post of the Air Force / Air Defense (LSK / LV) . From 1959 to 1963 he was then employed as deputy commander and chief of staff of the 1st Air Defense Division in Cottbus . He then graduated from 1963 to 1966Military Academy of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the USSR and graduated as a graduate military scientist. After his return, he succeeded Colonel Manfred Lange as commander of the 3rd Air Defense Division in Trollenhagen on October 1, 1966 and remained in this position until August 31, 1970, when Major General Kurt Rappmann succeeded him.  On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the founding of the GDR on October 7, 1969, Colonel Boehm was promoted to major general. 
Most recently, Major General Heinz Böhme was named Prof. Dr. rer. mil. Successor of Major General Heinz-Bernhard Zorn as Commander of the Air Force / Air Defense Section at the Friedrich Engels Military Academy in Dresden . He held this position until his release on July 31, 1990. For his services in the GDR he was awarded the Patriotic Order of Merit in silver and the battle medal “For Merit for People and Fatherland” in silver.
- From start to finish. From service in the air force / air defense , in: Manfred Backerra (editor): NVA. A look back for the future. Contemporary witnesses report on a piece of German military history , p. 138 f., Cologne 1992
- Klaus Froh & Rüdiger Wenzke , (ed.): The generals and admirals of the NVA: A biographical handbook. P. 76, 5th, through. Edition. Ch. Links Verlag, Berlin 2007, ISBN 978-3-86153-438-9
- Froh & Wenzke, S. 273
- Froh & Wenzke, S. 300
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||German Major General of the Air Force of the National People's Army|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 28, 1929|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Dresden|