Theodor Rossiwall

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Theodor Rossiwall
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Born 12 October 1915
Vienna
Died 11 July 1979 (1979-07-12) (aged 63)
Vienna
Allegiance  Nazi Germany (to 1945)
Austria Austria
Service/branch Balkenkreuz.svg Luftwaffe
Years of service 1939–45
Rank Oberstleutnant
Commands held II./NJG 4, I./NJG 101, ZG 76
Battles/wars Spanish Civil War
World War II
Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross

Theodor Rossiwall (12 October 1915 – 11 July 1979) was a German Luftwaffe fighter ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross during World War II. Rossiwall claimed 19 aircraft shot down in over 400 missions. Among these 19 aerial victories are 2 victories claimed in the Spanish Civil War. He is one of the two pilots credited with the kill of the Royal Air Force (RAF) top ace Pat Marmaduke Pattle, on 20 April 1941, with Sophus Baagoe.

Awards

References

Citations

  1. Obermaier 1989, p. 188.
  2. Scherzer 2007, p. 639.

Bibliography

  • Berger, Florian; Habisohn, Christian (2003). Ritterkreuzträger im Österreichischen Bundesheer 1955–1985 (in German). Vienna, Austria: Selbstverlag Florian Berger. ISBN 978-3-9501307-2-0. Unknown parameter |trans_title= ignored (help)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Fellgiebel, Walther-Peer (2000). 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)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<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)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<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)CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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Military offices
Preceded by
Generalmajor Walter Grabmann
Commander of Zerstörergeschwader 76
August 1943 – 24 January 1944
Succeeded by
Oberstleutnant Robert Kowalewski