Rose, Max (Flying Officer, b.1923 - d.1944)

Accession Number PR04854
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1cm
Object type Log book
Maker Rose, Max
Place made France
Date made 1942-1944
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

Original Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Flying Log Book belonging to 418179 Flying Officer Max Rose who was serving on attachment with 57 Squadron, Royal Air Force (RAF), when he was killed in France on 8 July 1944. As a pilot, Rose was Captain of a crew of seven, flying a Lancaster aircraft on the night of 7/8 July 1944, which was detailed to destroy a flying bomb storage depot at St-Leu-d'Esserent in France. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it failed to return to the RAF base in East Kirkby. It was later known the aircraft crashed about 20 miles south of Dieppe, France, killing three of the crew and injuring one. The log book spans the period August 1942 - July 1944.