Werner Roell

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Werner Roell
Born 8 February 1914
Ailly-sur-Noye, France
Died 10 May 2008(2008-05-10) (aged 94)
Salenstein, Switzerland
Allegiance  Nazi Germany (to 1945)
 West Germany
Service/branch Reichsmarine (1934–35)
Kriegsmarine (1935–37)
Luftwaffe (1937–45)
Years of service 1934–45
Rank Major (Wehrmacht)
Oberstleutnant (Bundeswehr)
Unit StG 77
SG 77
JV 44
Commands held I./StG 77
I./SG 77
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Werner Roell (8 February 1914 – 10 May 2008) was a highly decorated Major in the Luftwaffe during World War II. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.

Awards and decorations

References

Citations

  1. Fellgiebel 2000, p. 294.

Bibliography

  • Brütting, Georg (1992) [1976]. Das waren die deutschen Stuka-Asse 1939 – 1945 (in German) (7th ed.). Stuttgart, Germany: Motorbuch. ISBN 978-3-87943-433-6. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help) <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • 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 (1976). Die Ritterkreuzträger der Luftwaffe 1939–1945 Band II Stuka- und Schlachtflieger (in German). Mainz, Germany: Verlag Dieter Hoffmann. ISBN 978-3-87341-021-3. 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>

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Military offices
Preceded by
Hauptmann Helmut Bruck
Commander of I./StG 77
20 February 1943 - 18 October 1943
Succeeded by
Unit renamed Schlachtgeschwader 77
Preceded by
Previously Sturzkampfgeschwader 77
Commander of I./SG 77
18 October 1943 - 1 December 1943
Succeeded by
Major Karl Henze