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I am looking for assistance in obtaining photos of Knights Cross bearer Hptm. Rolf Rannersmann Commander of KG4 "General Wever" as well as other information on career and decorations. Only info I have so far is that he received the German Cross in Gold on 1/10/44 and the Knights Cross on 12/3/45 and that he was Group Commander of 1./KG4 from 2/45 to 5/4 and Captain of the 7. Staffel 7/44 to 2/45.

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Taken from Doug & Larry's LW Officer Career List....

RANNERSMANN, Dr. Rolf. (DOB: 07.12.15 in Bremen). (R, DKG). 01.11.35 entered the Luftwaffe
and then trained as a bomber observer. 1937 trf to III./KG 157. 01.01.38 promo to Lt. 01.11.38 trf to
I./KG 157 (later I./KG 27). 01.11.40 promo to Oblt. 1941 appt Adj. I./KG 27. 20.01.41 Oblt., awarded
the Ehrenpokal. 17.01.42 seriously WIA in the hip by ground fire vic Feodosiye, recovering until 11.42.
19.07.43 Oblt., appt Staka 2./KG 27 (to 02.06.44). 01.11.43 promo to Hptm. 02.06.44 trf to 7./KG 4.
15.07.44 Hptm., appt Staka 7./KG 4 (to 02.45). 01.10.44 Hptm., awarded DKG, I./KG 4. 12.03.45
Hptm., awarded Ritterkreuz. 16.03.45 Hptm., appt Kdr. I./KG 4 (to 08.05.45). Credited with well over
300 missions. †24.02.78 in St. Augustin near Bonn.
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Hucks,

Thanks for the detailed info .That was awesome and I really appreciate it .

I have Vol 1 of the Kampflieger and was not aware that Vol 2 had been released and am exremely intersted in obtaining the book.

How does one get acces to Doug and Larry's Luftwaffe Officers career list ?

I am also very interested in obtaining more photos of Rannersmann especially postacrd type..

I am very lucky to own Rannersmann's personalized LW dagger and if you like I will post a photo.

Maybe someday I will find his other awards ,you never know .The hunt continues!

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