Rannersmann, Rolf

Date of birth:
December 7th, 1915 (Bremen, Germany)
Date of death:
February 24th, 1978 (Sankt Augustin/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Promotions:
November 1st, 1938: Leutnant;
November 1st, 1940: Oberleutnant;
November 1st, 1943: Hauptmann.

Career:
1937: III. / Kampfgeschwader 157;
?: I. / Kampfgeschwader 157;
?: I. / Kampfgeschwader 27;
1941: Adjutant I. / Kampfgeschwader 27;
July 19th, 1943: Staffelkapitän 7. / Kampfgeschwader 4;
February 9th, 1945: Kommandeur I. / Kampfgeschwader 4.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
I. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 27, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
October 16th, 1939
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Leutnant (Pilot Officer)
Unit:
I. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 27, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
July 14th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (Flying Officer)
Unit:
Adjutant, I. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 27, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
January 20th, 1941
Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
I. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 4, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
October 1st, 1944
Details:
Date is that of publication in the Luftwaffen-Verordnungsblatt.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
Unit:
Kommandeur, I. Gruppe, Kampfgeschwader 4, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
March 12th, 1945
Action:
Awarded for his total of well over 300 sorties as a bomber pilot and commander across multiple theatres of the war.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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