Sergeant Gilbert Ernest ROSE 1318644 RAFVR

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Sergeant Gilbert Ernest ROSE 1318644 RAFVR

Flight engineer Gilbert Rose was aboard Short Stirling BF572 HA-K when it was shot down at 02:29 hours by Hptm Wittgenstein while detached to 3./NJG1. The crew were returning from a raid on Mulheim on June 22/23rd 1943. It was his eight operation since arriving on the squadron via No.1657 Con.Unit w.e.f 16th April 1943.

Thirty two year old Gilbert and two of his crew are recorded on the panels of the Runnymede Memorial.