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- Biography -
- H P Rose -


Herbert Percy Rose, Son of John Alfred Rose, and of Florence Edith Rose, of Frindsbury, Rochester, Kent. B.A. (Oxon.).

Service details

Pilot Officer (Observer) 122095 Herbert Percy Rose, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

CWGC record ...

His name is recorded on the Bembridge School War Memorial

Date of Death :3rd June 1942 aged 30
Where buried or commemorated :Reichswald Forest
War Cemetery
Aircraft :Vickers Wellington Mk Ic
of 57 Sqn RAF
Crew :
Pilot :Flt/Sgt V P Cummock, RNZAFCWGC record ...
Observer :P/O H P RoseCWGC record ...
W. Op/Air Gnr.Sgt H C AndrewsCWGC record ...
Air Gnr.Sgt B T HaylockCWGC record ...
W. Op./Air Gnr.Sgt D M SharpCWGC record ...

The aircraft took off at 23.50 hrs from RAF Feltwell for Ops on Essen, but was shot down by night fighters (Oblt Werner Rowlin of NJG1-II) and crashed at 01.59 hrs approx 6 km north of Gildehause in Germany. All the crew are buried at Reichswald Forest War Cemetry, three of them in a collective grave.

Herbert Rose had been a pupil at Bembridge School, went to Queen's College, Oxford, and later worked for the L.N.E.R.

Information provided by John Bloodworth

Bembridge Rose Times obit

The Times 25 November 1942


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