Anthony Ezra Rosen

Wireless Operator/Air Gunner, 101 Squadron
Service number 1144632
Died 18 November 1943
Buried Schoonebeek (Oud Schoonebeek) General Cemetery, Netherlands
Age 21

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Anthony was born in June 1922 in Bournemouth to John and Fanny née Krotosky and had a brother Geoffrey. Their father John died six months before Tony’s death in 1943. Tony attended Dudden Hill School and then Willesden County School and was good friends with Lionel Anderson who also has a page on the website. The friends were killed six months apart and are both buried in the Netherlands.

Tony volunteered in August 1941 and after training was assigned to 101 Squadron. He was killed on his seventh operation.

Tony was the wireless operator on Lancaster LM370 which departed RAF Ludford Magna on a night operation to Berlin. The aircraft was attacked by night fighters and came down at Oud Schoonebeek (Drenthe) 14 km SSE of Emmen Holland. All the crew were killed.

Pilot, Charles Patrick McManus 133410
F/E, Kenneth Jones 1684563
Nav, Guy Dermot Spyers 140877
B/A, Barry Kingsley Petyt 137375
W/Op, Tony Rosen 1144632
A/G, Charles Harold Downs 1101786
A/G, George Herbert Gittins DFM 1410420
A/G W/O, George Philip Herman R/128322 RCAF, Specialist operator