David Rosamond was born in Bayonne, New Jersey on 2/15/1919 to Frances and Fredrick Rosamond. He had an older sister, Melba.The family lived in Fort Lee and Teaneck. David attended and graduated from Teaneck High School (THS) in 1937. He was described in his Yearbook as being the School’s “Good Samaritan”. He was on the THS Football, Wrestling and Track teams. He was a member of the band and orchestra. In addition, he served as Treasurer for his Senior Class. His ambition was to become a business executive. David sang in the A-Capella Choir and he sang as First Tenor in Christ Episcopal Church in West Englewood, NJ.
David worked for the American Surety Company in New York prior to enlisting on 2/10/41. After serving with the National Guard, he entered the Air Corps in the hope of serving as a pilot, but the government reduced its quota of pilots. As a result, David attended Bombardier School where he studied radio and became an instructor. In late 1944 he requested combat duty and he went oversees on 3/5/45.
Aviation Cadet Rosamond served in the 8th Air Force 453rd Bomber Group. On 4/10/45 he served as a radioman in a B-24 bomber which departed from England; its destination being a German airfield approximately 30 miles west of Berlin. He was killed in action when his plane was shot down by anti-aircraft fire over Germany shortly after dropping bombs on the intended target.
This brave airman’s remains lie buried in a common grave in the Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA along with those of his fellow crewmen who were also killed.
High School Yearbook
- 1935 Yearbook, Page 124
- 1936 Yearbook, Page 80
- 1937 Yearbook, Page 24
- 1937 Yearbook, Page 44
- 1937 Yearbook, Page 75
- 1920 United States Federal Census
- 1930 United States Federal Census
- 1940 United Stated Federal Census for David Rosamond
- New York, WWII Enlistment Men Cards, 1940-1945 for David R Rosamond
- U. S. National Cemetery Interment Control Forms, 1928-1962 for David R Rosamond
fold3.com (Historical Military Records)
National World War II Memorial, Wash., D.C. Website
Find A Grave Website