Roßmann, Karl Franz Joseph

Date of birth:
November 23rd, 1916 (Kempten im Allgäu/bavaria, Germany)
Date of death:
April 1st, 2002 (Bad Kreuznach, Germany)
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, German Reich)

Biography

Karl Roßmann finally reached the rank of Oberstleutnant.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
June 29th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
July 17th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberleutnant (1st Lieutenant)
Unit:
Chef 16. / IV. / Flak-Regiment "General Göring" (motorisiert)
Awarded on:
November 12th, 1941
Action:
On 02.08.1941, as the pocket battle of Uman drew to its conclusion, the encircled Soviet forces attempted a desperate breakout by night. One of the German units in their path, between Uman and Slatopol near the town of Swerdlikowo, was the Batterie Roßmann along with a handful of infantry including troops from the SS-Division “Wiking”. This small force, under the command of Roßmann himself, was able to hold out against all attacks for 14 hours and thus play a major role in ensuring the destruction of trapped Soviet 6th, 12th and elements of the 18th Armies. For this act Roßmann would receive the Knight’s Cross.
Details:
370th Award.
Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Hauptmann (Captain)
Unit:
Führer I. / Panzer-Regiment Hermann Göring
Awarded on:
March 20th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Details:
Award 48/311.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur, Fallschirm-Panzer-Regiment Hermann Göring
Awarded on:
February 1st, 1945
Action:
Awarded for the major role his Panzer-Regiment played in preventing a Soviet breakthrough to East Prussia, and that the enemy could be thrown back over the Rominte river.
Details:
725th Award.
Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 13. März 1938
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938

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