Roell, Werner

Date of birth:
February 8th, 1914 (Ailly-sur-Noye/Picary, France)
Date of death:
May 10th, 2008 (Salenstein, Switserland)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Flew a total of 477 sorties, during which he shot down one Soviet bomber and sank one "Frunse" class light cruiser near the Crimea.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
II. / Sturzkampfgeschwader 77
Awarded on:
November 24th, 1941
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Staffelkapitän Stabsstaffel / Sturzkampfgeschwader 77
Awarded on:
May 25th, 1943
Action:
Awarded after flying 440 sorties as a ground attack pilot.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

Sources

  • Photo 1: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • Photo: Willi Schumacher Collection
  • - OBERMAIER, ERNST, Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe, Verlag Dieter Hoffmann, Mainz, 1976.
    - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Fellgiebel W.P., Elite of the Third Reich, The recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross 1939-1945: A Reference, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003, ISBN 1-874622-46-9
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X

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