ROLLINS, James Leslie

POW Vinchy French - Captured after their ship was sunk around Cape of Good Hope repatriated to England later killed 8/4/1943 with 49 Sqn over Germany. Plane was a Lancaster ED590 EA-L was lost due to heavy flak and crashed near Hubbelrath in Germany. All 7 crew were killed. Rollins had previously been onboard the MV Memnon a ship torpedoed by a German U-boat. Rollins survived at sea to be later captured. He was released and made it back to the U.K.

Last Name
ROLLINS
Given Names
James Leslie
Service Number
407036
Date of Birth
04/12/1915
Birth Location
Adelaide S.A
Enlistment Date
29/04/1940
Enlistment Location
Adelaide
1Wags Start Date
30/04/1940
Course Details
WAGS Course 1
Intake Date
30/04/1940
Finish Date
14/12/1940
To
EH
Kill Date or Discharge Date
08/04/1943 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
49 SQN
Rank
Pilot Officer
Operations
Flying battle Germany target Duisburg. POW
Date of Death
08/04/1943
Age
27
Cemetery / Memorial
Reichswald Forest War Cemetery
Prisoner of War
POW
Notes

POW Vinchy French - Captured after their ship was sunk around Cape of Good Hope repatriated to England later killed 8/4/1943 with 49 Sqn over Germany. Plane was a Lancaster ED590 EA-L was lost due to heavy flak and crashed near Hubbelrath in Germany. All 7 crew were killed. Rollins had previously been onboard the MV Memnon a ship torpedoed by a German U-boat. Rollins survived at sea to be later captured. He was released and made it back to the U.K.

Posting on Death
49 Squadron
NAA Status
OPEN

Acknowledgements

National Archives of AustraliaUBC Web DesignCity of BallaratDepartment of Veterans+39 AffairsAustralian War MemorialRSL Virtual War Memorial