|LAC. Wallace Jackson in North Africa and Italy with 70 Squadron, RAF, 1941-1944|
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Sgt D. J. Rolfe 1335243
material sent by Willem Ketelaars
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Willem Ketelaars writes:
Since many years I have been collecting WW2 relics. But mainly US and German
equipment. Today I bought a RAF service dress jacket. On the label it has a name and service number. I searched and found a man who served with the RAF with the 70sqdrn Volunteer Reserve. He was killed on 01 may 1943. I found information on more deaths in the same squadron on the same day. I wonder
if their Wellington went down that day and if there is any information on him and the crew. I cannot find any more than I have. In fact I am not even 100% sure if the tunic is original. I really hope to find more information, maybe through this website. I would love to see a picture of Sgt
We should be grateful for any information concerning Sgt Rolfe and his fellow aircrew.
National Archive records show him to be on active duty during April 1943 as second pilot.
He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery with two of his former crew members.
Could the presence of LAC Robb who died on the same day indicate a landing ground accident?
Flight Sergeant Eric GRISENTHWAITE (1138822) pilot