Rossiwall, Theodor

    Date of birth:
    October 12th, 1915 (Vienna, Austria)
    Date of death:
    July 11th, 1979 (Vienna, Austria)
    Nationality:
    Austrian (1918-1938, Republic)

    Biography

    Theodor Rossiwall served, among other, with Nachtjagdgeschwader 4 and Zerstorergeschwader 76 achieving 17 victories. Together with two victories during the Spanish Civil War he achieved a total of 19 victories.
    After the Second World War he served with the Österreichisches Bundesheer, reaching the rank of Oberst.

    Promotions:
    July 1st, 1939: Oberleutnant;
    May 1st, 1942: Hauptmann;
    March 19th, 1943: Major;
    May 1st, 1944: Oberstleutnant.

    Career:
    ?: I. / Jagdgeschwader 88;
    July 1st, 1939: Zerstörergeschwader 26;
    September 1939: III. / Zerstörergeschwader 26;
    ?: Staffelführer 5. / Zerstörergeschwader 26;
    May 19th, 1940: Staffelführer 6. / Zerstörergeschwader 26;
    May 1st,1942 - October 31st, 1942: Kommandeur II. / Nachtjagdgeschwader 4;
    November 1st, 1942 - March 19th, 1943: Kommandeur I. / Nachtjagdschule 1;
    March 19th, 1943 - September 1943: Kommandeur I. / Nachtjagdgeschwader 101;
    September 1943 - January 24th, 1944: Kommandeur Zerstörergeschwader 76.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    September 28th, 1940
    Luftwaffe Ehrenpokale für besondere Leistungen im Luftkrieg
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Hauptmann (Flight Lieutenant)
    Unit:
    Staffelkapitän 5. / Zerstorergeschwader 26 "Horst Wessel"
    Awarded on:
    August 6th, 1941
    Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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