Herbert Rollwage

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Herbert Rollwage
Born 24 September 1916
Gielde
Died 4 January 1980(1980-01-04) (aged 63)
Gielde
Allegiance  Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1936–45
Rank Oberleutnant
Unit JG 53
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Herbert Rollwage (24 September 1916 – 4 January 1980) was a German Luftwaffe ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves during World War II. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Herbert Rollwage is credited with at least 71 victories in 664 combat missions.[Note 1]

Awards

Notes

  1. The exact number of aerial victories remains unknown. He is officially credited with 71 victories, of which 11 were claimed on the Eastern Front. Fourteen heavy four-engine bomber victories are verifiable by date.[1] Other references such as Toliver and Constable list him with 102 aerial victories including 44 heavy bombers.[2]
  2. According to Scherzer on 5 April 1944 as pilot in the 5./Jagdgeschwader 53.[6]

References

Citations

  1. 1.0 1.1 Obermaier 1989, p. 72.
  2. Toliver and Constable 1998, p. 405.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Thomas 1998, p. 224.
  4. Patzwall & Scherzer 2001, p. 384.
  5. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 295.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Scherzer 2007, p. 637.
  7. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 79.

Bibliography

  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000) [1986]. Die Träger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939–1945 — Die Inhaber der höchsten Auszeichnung des Zweiten Weltkrieges aller Wehrmachtteile (in German). Friedberg, Germany: Podzun-Pallas. ISBN 978-3-7909-0284-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Obermaier, Ernst (1989). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe Jagdflieger 1939 – 1945 (in German). Mainz, Germany: Verlag Dieter Hoffmann. ISBN 978-3-87341-065-7. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Patzwall, Klaus D.; Scherzer, Veit (2001). Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941 – 1945 Geschichte und Inhaber Band II (in German). Norderstedt, Germany: Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall. ISBN 978-3-931533-45-8. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Scherzer, Veit (2007). Die Ritterkreuzträger 1939–1945 Die Inhaber des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 von Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Waffen-SS, Volkssturm sowie mit Deutschland verbündeter Streitkräfte nach den Unterlagen des Bundesarchives (in German). Jena, Germany: Scherzers Miltaer-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938845-17-2. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Spick, Mike (1996). Luftwaffe Fighter Aces. New York: Ivy Books. ISBN 978-0-8041-1696-1.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Thomas, Franz (1998). Die Eichenlaubträger 1939–1945 Band 2: L–Z (in German). Osnabrück, Germany: Biblio-Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7648-2300-9. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Toliver, Raymond F.; Constable, Trevor J. (1998) [1977]. Die deutschen Jagdflieger-Asse 1939–1945 (in German). Stuttgart, Germany: Motorbuch Verlag. ISBN 978-3-87943-193-9. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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