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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
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.
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
Award 48/311.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major
Unit:
Kommandeur, Fallschirm-Panzer-Regiment Hermann Göring
Awarded on:
February 1st, 1945
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.
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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