Service Details
Name:
DUROSE
Given Name:
RUPERT ALAN
Initials:
R A
Service No:
103189
Rank:
Lieutenant
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Regiment:
South African Air Force
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Unit:
1 Sqdn.
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Date of Death:
1942-07-11
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Age:
27
Cause of Death:
Killed in action, shot down in Alamein area, in Curtis P-40D Kittyhawk Mk I #ET1020. Escorted twelve Bostons on a raid south-west of El Alamein. On the way to the target, a large formation was seen, composed of 30 Ju87s escorted by seven Bf109 from I Gruppe, twelve of II Gruppe and two from III/JG 27, the Curtiss fighters being ordered to leave the Bostons and attack.
Additional
Information:
Son of Claud and Minnie C. Durose, of Merrivale, Natal, South Africa; husband of Connie Durose. 85 years of SAAF has him as 2 Sqdn.
Commemoration
Country:
Egypt
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Cemetery:
ALAMEIN MEMORIAL
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Grave Reference:
Column 267.

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