Date of Enlistment:
6 Ops with 460 Squadron,
and 30 Ops with 156 Squadron.
Date of Birth:
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross
Son of Walter Angus and
Bridget Mary Rose, of Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia. An
apprentice electrician before enlisting in the RAAF in April 1941,
P/O. Rose trained as a pilot in Australia and Canada as part of the
Empire Air Training Scheme (EATS).
According to the 156 Squadron
Operations Record Book (ORB), P/O Rose was posted in from 460 Squadron on
25/05/1943. He had flown 6 missions with 460 Squadron and at least
one in the Lancaster "G for George" which is now on display at the
War Museum in the nations capital, Canberra.
His final mission, to Berlin, on the
24/11/1943, with a mixed crew of RAAF, RAF and RCAF crew took off from Warboys at 17:36 and was not heard
A watch worn by P/O Rose was uncovered by a
German farmer after the war and forwarded to his next of kin.
A quite extensive collection of
his memorabilia, including Log Book and Medal Group, is now on display at the Maryborough Military and Colonial Museum in Queensland, Australia.