You are bidding on a 100% original Leutnant Edmund Rossmann Autograph from my collection.
Offered is a very scarce autograph of Luftwaffe Ace Edmund Rossmann (b. 1918 in Caaschwitz, Germany – d. April 2004). He was a German World War II fighter ace and one of the most admired leaders within JG54, flying the Me109, and served in the Luftwaffe from 1940 until 1943. He is credited with 93 confirmed kills (all on the Eastern Front) in a total of 640 missions. A tough signature to locate, he has signed a small piece of paper. In excellent condition, it would make a perfect addition to any collection!
Edmund “Paule” Roßmann ( 11 January 1918 – 4 April 2004) was a German World War II fighter ace and was credited with 93 aerial victories achieved in 640 combat missions, among the numerous ground attack missions. He is also noted as being Erich Hartmann’s, histories leading fighter ace, early mentor.
Unteroffizier “Paule” Roßmann was transferred to 7./JG 52 on 1 March 1940 and participated in the Battle of France and Battle of Britain. He was credited with six aerial victories in the western theatre before JG 52 was deployed to Operation Barbarossa.
By the end of 1941 he had accumulated 32 aerial victories. He was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross after 250 combat missions and 49 aerial victories. From March to June 1942 he was posted to Erg.Gr. Ost as fighter pilot instructor and returned to his Staffel afterwards. Nevertheless he almost doubled his score by the end of 1942 and claimed his 80th victory on 29 November 1942.
On 9 July 1943 Roßmann attempted to rescue a crash landed fellow pilot behind Russian lines. At this moment the Russian Infantry arrived and Leutnant Seyler was shot and Roßmann was wounded. Roßmann was taken prisoner of war and was released in October 1949.