On 20 May 1942 with the rank of Oberleutnant he was posted to join II/JG 51 "Molders" in Russia. In February 1943 he became Staffelkapitan of 4/JG 51. From March 1943 he was Kommandeur II/JG 51 and he and his unit flew missions in North Africa, Italy and the Balkans. His Knight's Cross was awarded on 24 October 1944. Unfortunately, during the Christmas period of 1944 he was seriously wounded in aerial combat. Total of 46 Victories, of which 11 were 4 engined bombers and 20 on the Eastern Front. (14 further victories unwitnessed). A total of 450 combat missions (including many low-level operations).
Major Karl Rammelt
Knight`s Cross of the Iron Cross
Hand signed 5in x 7in photograph - numbered and certified on reverse.
Accompanied by matching biography card giving a brief outline of their flying career with the Luftwaffe.