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Name: Willi Rosenstein
Iron Cross, 1st and 2nd class Willi Rosenstein
Country: Germany
Rank: Leutnant
Units: AOK 3
FA 19
Jasta 9, 27, 40
Kest 1b
Victories: 9
Born: 28 January 1892
Place of Birth: Stuttgart
Died: May 1949 Killed In Flying Accident
Place of Death: Rostenberg, South Africa
 
 
Wounded at Verdun on 28 April 1916, Rosenstein was posted to Jasta 27 on 15 February 1917 where he often flew as Hermann Göring's wingman. Recommended for the Order of the House of Hohenzollern in 1918, Rosenstein failed to receive it before the war ended. Rosenstein emigrated to South Africa in the 1930s. Rosenstein's son, an RAF fighter pilot during World War II, was killed in action over Italy in 1945.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 21 Sep 1917 0715 Jasta 27   D.H.4 Zonnebeke
2 26 Sep 1917 1145 Jasta 27   Sopwith Camel (B6275) Blankartsee
3 26 Jun 1918 Kest 1b   D.H.4 Hagenau/Karlsruhe
4 14 Jul 1918 0930 Jasta 40   S.E.5a SE of Vieux Berquin
5 29 Sep 1918 Jasta 40   Bristol F.2b  
6 03 Oct 1918 Jasta 40   SPAD XIII Roulers
7 04 Oct 1918 Jasta 40   Sopwith Camel  
8 07 Oct 1918 Jasta 40   Sopwith Camel Ghent
9 27 Oct 1918 abt 1015 Jasta 40   Sopwith Camel Wynghene
 
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