Personnel Index - Detail

Name
ROSSITER
First Names
James Louis
Rank
Sgt
Service
RAAF
Service Number
A410729
Crew Position
Air Gunner
Posting Details
Posted in 9/43 and out 11/43 to 630 Sqn

 

Flew 3 operations with 49Sqn.

Sgt Rossiter was killed on 4th December 1943 whilst flying with 630Sqn on a raid to Leipzig.

He is buried in the Cambridge City Cemetery.
 



Photograph by Colin Cripps.
 



The Squadron ORB for this raid (the comments are written below)

Photo shows clear film - armament failure due to enemy action.
(Description of weather & bomb load)
Aircraft damaged by fighters. Starboard engine, hydraulics, intercom, rear turret all u/s. Combat between Brandenburg and Leipzig.
Both tyres flat.
We had many combats result of which rear gunner was killed.
Didn't know until we landed as intercom was u/s and rear turret was swinging quite naturally. Rest of crew put up a good show, especially MuG.
ME210 probably destroyed.

(Research by Colin Cripps).