Christian James Waldemar ROTHE


ROTHE, Christian James Waldemar

Service Number: 422713
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Flight Sergeant
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 15 February 1922
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental (Flying Accident), Williamtown, New South Wales, Australia, 30 October 1943, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Newcastle (Sandgate) War Cemetery
Plot E Row C Grave 2
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Flight Sergeant, SN 422713

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Flight Sergeant Christian James Waldemar Rothe 422713 was killed in the loss of Wirraway aircraft A20-456 of Number 4 Operational Training Unit while on a solo flight. The starboard wing tip struck the ground while the aircraft was flying away from the target during a practice dive-bombing exercise near Williamtown Aerodrome, New South Wales, Australia