Karl Roßmann

Karl Roßmann

Karl Roßmann
Born 23 November 1916
Kempten
Died 1 April 2002(2002-04-01) (aged 85)
Bad Kreuznach
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1936–1945
Rank Oberstleutnant
Commands held Fallschirm-Panzer-Regiment 1 "Hermann Göring"
Battles/wars

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Karl Franz Joseph Roßmann (23 November 1916 – 1 April 2002) was a highly decorated Oberstleutnant in the Luftwaffe during World War II, and one of only 882 recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Karl Roßmann surrender his troops to American forces in May 1945.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations
  1. ^ a b Thomas 1998, p. 227.
  2. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 296.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 80.
Bibliography
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  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II [The German Cross 1941 – 1945 History and Recipients Volume 2] (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall.  
  • 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.  
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z [The Oak Leaves Bearers 1939–1945 Volume 2: L–Z] (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag.  

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • World War 2 Awards.com