Tamiya Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9 of Oberleutnant Oskar Romm in 1/72 Scale

Oskar “Ossie” Romm began his career on the Eastern Front with 1./JG 51 rather inauspiciously – he belly-landed his aircraft and was injured on both of his first two operational sorties.  However on his second effort he also claimed his first victory, a Soviet Il-2.  From then on his score mounted steadily, his best days were on 20AUG 43 when he downed six, and on 05FEB44 when he shot down another six.  In June he was transferred to the West with JG 3 on Reichverteidigung (Defense of the Reich) duties, he had a total of 76 victories and had been awarded the Knight’s Cross by this time.   He made the transition to the West successfully, adding eight four-engine bombers to his score, including three B-24 Liberators in a single mission on 27SEP44.  As the war situation deteriorated, Romm became the Staffelkapitän of 15./JG 3, flying fighter-bomber missions against the advancing Soviet armies.  He survived the war, credited with 92 aerial victories and 34 tanks. The model depicts Romm’s Fw 190D-9 when he was serving as the Gruppenkommandeur of IV./JG 3 at Prezlau, Germany, in March 1945.

DSC_8011DSC_8012DSC_8013DSC_8014DSC_8023DSC_8024DSC_8025

DSC_8026