Service Details
Name:
ROSOFSKY
Given Name:
HAROLD
Initials:
H
Service No:
40022
Trade:
Pilot
Rank:
Pilot Officer
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Regiment:
Royal Air Force
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Unit:
9 Sqdn.
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Date of Death:
1939-09-08
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Cause of Death:
Died in Aircraft Accident, Wellington I L4320, took off from RAF Honington for an air firing practice over Berners Heath. The cause of the accident is not known, but the aircraft flew into trees and crashed near Elveden, Suffolk. Berners Heath was a high-altitude bombing range that became available to the RAF on December 13th 1936 for training exercises
Additional
Information:
Son of Bertha and the late Abraham Rosofsky, of Killarney, Johannesburg, South Africa. On the 9th August 1937 Harold Rosofsky was granted a short service commissions as Acting Pilot Officer (per London Gazette 24th August 1937) On the 21st August 1937 Acting Pilot Officer Rosofsky was posted to the No. 8 Flying School, Montrose. While at Montrose P/O. Rosofsky was involved in a flying accident while trying to land Hawker Audax Mk1 K5131 the wing hit the ground causing the aircraft to swing and tip up. Acting P/O. Rosofsky war posted to 9 Squadron at Stradishall on the 13th June 1938 after completing a short Navigation course. On the 31st May 1938 Acting Pilot Officer Rosofsky was confirmed in his appointment as Pilot Officer (as per London Gazette 14th June 1938) On the 10th July 1939 P/O. Rosofsky was returning to Honington after a flight to Marseilles, France, when he had to make a forced landing at Lyons, France owing to a opened pilot hatch. He returned to base the following day. South Africa's first war victim was Harold Rosofsky, a Jewish air pilot. Was a resident of Johannesburg. He went to England three years ago and was given a commission in the Royal Air Force. On war memorial for King Edward VII School, Johannesburg. ***Jewish
Commemoration
Country:
United Kingdom
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Locality:
Suffolk
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Cemetery:
HONINGTON (ALL SAINTS) CHURCHYARD (SUFFOLK)
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Grave Reference:
Row A. Grave 4.

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