The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. J S Rose
James Stanley Rose, of Featherstone, Yorkshire was born in October 1915 in Pontefract and educated at Kings School there.
He joined the RAF in September 1932 as an Aircraft Apprentice and passed out in August 1935 as a Fitter. He later applied for pilot training and was selected.
On 26th October 1939 Rose arrived at 12 Group Pool, Aston Down and after converting to Blenheims he joined 23 Squadron at Wittering on 22nd December 1939.
Rose served with 23 Squadron throughout the Battle of Britain.
He married Edith Betty Heath in December 1940 in Peterborough.
Rose was killed on 4th March 1941, still serving with 23 Squadron. Blenheim 1f L1553 was shot down while on an intruder sortie.
Sgt. TF Nicholas and Sgt. RA Walker were also lost.
Rose was 25. He is buried in Guines
Communal Cemetery, France.