Oskar "Ossi" Romm
Oberleutnant
 
Oskar Romm
 
   Oskar “Ossi” Romm was born on 18 December 1919 at Haindorf in the Isergebirge region of Friedland/Sudetenland. He joined the Luftwaffe in 1939 and trained as a fighter pilot from July 1941 to August 1942. Romm was posted to JG 51 based on the Eastern front on 11 September 1942. Unteroffizier Romm was assigned to 1./JG 51. His first combat mission on 29 September ended with a belly landing and some minor injuries. His second resulted in his first victory when he shot down a Russian Il-2 Sturmovik ground-attack aircraft on 4 December, but was again followed by a belly landing and further injuries. He then enjoyed spectacular success. He shot down three enemy aircraft on 13 July 1943 to record his 18th through 20th victories, five on 14 August (32-36) and six on 20 August (43-48). From late August 1943, Romm undertook a period of instructing with Ergänzung-Jagdgruppe Ost. He returned to 1./JG 51 in January 1944. He shot down six enemy aircraft on 5 February (71-76). Oberfeldwebel Romm was awarded the Ritterkreuz on 29 February for 76 victories. On 1 June 1944, Leutnant Romm was transferred to the Stabsschwarm of IV./JG 3 on Reichverteidigung duties. On 7 July, he was appointed Staffelkapitän of 15./JG 3. He shot down his first four-engine bomber on 7 July 1944. In all he accounted for eight four-engine bombers while with the unit, including three USAAF B-24s in one attack on 27 September 1944. In November 1944, Romm was transferred to lead 4./JG 3 and then to the Stabsschwarm of I./EJG 1. Romm was appointed Staffelkapitän of 15./JG 3, based on the Eastern front, on 15 January 1945. There the unit undertook fighter-bomber and ground attack missions against the advancing Russian army. Romm was credited with 34 tanks destroyed as well many other vehicles. On 18 February 1945, Oberleutnant Romm became Gruppenkommandeur of IV./JG 3, taking over from Major Erwin Bacsila (34 victories, DK). He recorded a further six victories to bring his victory total to 92. Romm’s wartime career ended on 24 April 1945, when he was severely injured in a crash-landing when, following aerial combat with Russian Il-2 Sturmoviks south of Stettin, his engine overheated.
    Oskar Romm accounted for 92 enemy aircraft in 283 combat missions, including 54 fighter-bomber missions. He recorded 82 victories over the Eastern front including at least 34 Il-2 Sturmovik ground-attack aircraft. Of his 10 victories recorded over the Western front, eight were four-engine bombers.
 
No
Date
Time
A/c Type
Unit
Location / Comments
1
4.12.1942
-
Il-2 1./JG 51 -
?
15.1.1943
12:45
MiG-3 1./JG 51 07 651: 2.000m
?
24.2.1943
9:46
Il-2 1./JG 51 44 282
?
24.2.1943
9:48
Il-2 1./JG 51 44 252
?
18.3.1943
7:11
Pe-2 1./JG 51 53 322: 3.500m
?
20.4.1943
12:15
LaGG-5 1./JG 51 64 624: 1.300m
?
10.6.1943
19:20
Il-2 1./JG 51 44 454
?
5.7.1943
8:55
Il-2 1./JG 51 73 573: 150m
?
5.7.1943
11:50
MiG-3 1./JG 51 63 774: 2.500m
?
8.7.1943
3:57
Il-2 1./JG 51 63 713
?
8.7.1943
9:39
Il-2 1./JG 51 63 714: 400m
?
9.7.1943
12:17
Il-2 1./JG 51 63 563: 200m
?
10.7.1943
13:27
LaGG-3 1./JG 51 63 529: 800m
?
11.7.1943
3:47
MiG-3 1./JG 51 63 587: 1.500m
18
13.7.1943
-
E/a 1./JG 51 -
19
13.7.1943
13:43
Il-2 1./JG 51 63 242: 300m
20
13.7.1943
14:00
Il-2 1./JG 51 63 256: 400m
21
21.7.1943
18:15
LaGG-5 1./JG 51 64 811: 500m
22
23.7.1943
11:37
LaGG-5 1./JG 51 43 243: 1.000m
23
1.8.1943
15:15
Il-2 1./JG 51 54 766: 400m
24
1.8.1943
15:18
Il-2 1./JG 51 54 764: 300m
25
2.8.1943
4:20
Il-2 1./JG 51 E Linojewo: 700m
26
2.8.1943
4:22
MiG-3 1./JG 51 Muchanowa area: 350m
27
2.8.1943
4:35
Pe-2 1./JG 51 W Jsemenowka: 2.500m
28
2.8.1943
4:36
Pe-2 1./JG 51 53 492: 2.500m
29
2.8.1943
18:34
Il-2 1./JG 51 E Karatschew: 250m
30
7.8.1943
8:20
MiG-3 1./JG 51 54 844: 50m
31
7.8.1943
14:24
Il-2 1./JG 51 54 881: 300m
32
14.8.1943
6:26
Il-2 1./JG 51 51 858: 300m
33
14.8.1943
6:28
Il-2 1./JG 51 51 825: 250m
34
14.8.1943
10:50
P-40 1./JG 51 51 179: 4.000m
35
14.8.1943
11:20
Boston III 1./JG 51 Stalina: 6.000m
36
14.8.1943
13:22
LaGG-5 1./JG 51 N Krysino: 800m
37
18.8.1943
6:48
Yak-1 1./JG 51 E Kotlyarov: 2.800m
38
18.8.1943
7:24
Il-2 1./JG 51 E Beslyudovka: 1.000m
39
18.8.1943
7:25
Il-2 1./JG 51 E Beslyndovka: 1.000m
40
20.8.1943
5:40
Il-2 1./JG 51 SE Akhtryka: 900m
41
20.8.1943
5:41
Il-2 1./JG 51 SW Akhtryka: 850m
42
20.8.1943
5:43
Il-2 1./JG 51 SW Akhtryka: 500m
43
20.8.1943
5:44
Il-2 1./JG 51 SW Akhtryka: 200m
44
20.8.1943
6:19
Il-2 1./JG 51 SW Akhtryka: 1.000m
45
20.8.1943
6:21
Il-2 1./JG 51 SW Akhtryka: 400m
46
21.8.1943
14:19
Il-2 1./JG 51 E Peressetschnaya: 500m
47
22.8.1943
6:25
Il-2 1./JG 51 E Perssetschnaya: 600m
48
22.8.1943
7:00
Il-2 1./JG 51 S Giyevka: 500m
49
23.8.1943
13:20
Il-2 1./JG 51 SE Tscherkaskoye: 1.000m
50
23.8.1943
16:41
P-2 1./JG 51 E Ossnova: 3.600m
51
26.8.1943
17:12
Yak-1 1./JG 51 41 597: 3.000m
52
26.8.1943
17:14
Yak-1 1./JG 51 41 586: 2.800m
53
27.8.1943
13:00
MiG-3 1./JG 51 Taranovka: 6.000m
54
27.8.1943
13:07
Il-2 1./JG 51 Taranovka: 200m
55
28.8.1943
11:55
LaGG-5 1./JG 51 Wrbelura: 3.500m
56
31.8.1943
18:00
LaGG-5 1./JG 51 1km W Yel'nya: 2.000m
57
31.8.1943
18:30
Pe-2 1./JG 51 18km E Yel'nya: 2.500m
58
4.9.1943
13:30
Il-2 1./JG 51 35km SW Novograditsche: 1.000m
59
4.9.1943
13:31
Il-2 1./JG 51 SW Lenkino: 1.000m
60
4.9.1943
13:32
LaGG-5 1./JG 51 4km S Wederinki: 1.200m
61
4.9.1943
13:36
LaGG-5 1./JG 51 2km S Unbakovo: 1.500m
62
4.9.1943
17:17
P-2 1./JG 51 SW Tsofonovo: 2.500m
63
5.9.1943
15:29
MiG-3 1./JG 51 35 379: 3.600m
64
6.9.1943
4:30
Boston 1./JG 51 2km W Yaroslavek: 5.500m
65
6.9.1943
15:14
Yak-7 1./JG 51 1km SW Voroshanka: 1.500m
66
6.9.1943
18:12
P-2 1./JG 51 6km NW Beredina Luika
67
7.9.1943
16:12
Yak-7 1./JG 51 1km E Vilarovka: 800m
68
8.9.1943
7:38
Yak-7 1./JG 51 5km NE Rubtofta: 800m
69
8.9.1943
7:47
Yak-7 1./JG 51 5km S Kirov: 500m
70
9.9.1943
18:10
MiG-3 1./JG 51 NE Dukhovshchina: 3.800m
71
5.2.1944
8:58
Yak-9 1./JG 51 93 329 2.500m
72
5.2.1944
9:00
Boston III 1./JG 51 93 351 2.000m
73
5.2.1944
9:01
Boston III 1./JG 51 93 324 800m
74
5.2.1944
9:02
Boston III 1./JG 51 93 345 700m
75
5.2.1944
9:03
Boston III 1./JG 51 93 474 1.700m
76
5.2.1944
9:04
Boston III 1./JG 51 93 428 1.600m
77
7.7.1944
9:40
B-24 2./JG 51 Oschersleben area: 6.500m 
78
18.7.1944
10:50
B-17 12./JG 3 30km SE Memmingen: 7.500m
79
18.7.1944
10:50
B-17 12./JG 3 30km SE Memmingen: 7.800m
80
18.7.1944
10:55
P-51 12./JG 3 near Kempten: 7.500m
81
27.9.1944
11:06
B-24 15./JG 3 Eschwege area
82
27.9.1944
11:06
B-24 15./JG 3 Eschwege area
83
27.9.1944
11:07
B-24 15./JG 3 Eschwege area
84
28.9.1944
12:50
B-17 15./JG 3 W Halberstadt
85
28.9.1944
12:51
B-17 15./JG 3 W Halberstadt
86
2.11.1944
12:38
P-51 4./JG 3 KD 8.200m
87
18.2.1945
-
Il-2 Stab IV./JG 3 -
88
19.2.1945
-
P-39 Stab IV./JG 3 -
89
19.2.1945
-
Yak-3 Stab IV./JG 3 -
90
3.3.1945
17:10
P-39 Stab IV./JG 3 -
91
6.3.1945
-
LaGG-3 Stab IV./JG 3 -
92
21.3.1945
-
Il-2 Stab IV./JG 3 -

Victories : 92
Awards : Ehrenpokal (2 October 1943)
                Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (17 October 1943)
                Ritterkreuz (29 February 1944)
Units : JG 51, EJG 1, JG 3

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