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Portait

Medal Group

Photo Exhibit

Photo Exhibit

Photo Exhibit

Watch Recovered

Watch Recovered

Watch Recovered

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Runnymede Memorial

 

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Buckingham Palace

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Letter

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Log Book

Log Book

Log Book

Q - for Queenie

G - for George

 
Pilot Officer Walter Henry ROSE DFC RAAF
 

Serial Number: Aus.405605
RAF Trade: Pilot
Date of Enlistment: April 1941
Operational Sorties: 6 Ops with 460 Squadron,
and 30 Ops with 156 Squadron.

Date of Birth: 1921

Awards:  Distinguished Flying Cross 19/10/1943.


Personal Details:
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 Australian 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 from again.

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.

 

The  photographs on this page were supplied by  Gloria Banting,  courtesy of  the Trustees of the Maryborough Military and Colonial Museum  click on link to visit their site.