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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- R A D Trevor-Roper -

Name

Richard Algernon Dacre Trevor-Roper, Son of Charles Cadwaladr Trevor-Roper and Gertrude Alice Trevor-Roper; husband of Patricia Audry Trevor-Roper, of West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire.
 
Service details

Flight Lieutenant 47354 R A D Trevor-Roper, DFM, DFC (Air Gunner), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

CWGC record ...

His name is recorded on the Shanklin War Memorial

Date of Death :Died 31st March 1944 aged 28
Where buried or commemorated :Durnbach War Cemetery
Aircraft :Avro Lancaster Mk.III ND390 OF-S of 97 Sqn
Crew
Pilot :Flt/Lt D H Rowlands, DFC CWGC record ...
Flight Engineer :Sgt R M Lane CWGC record ...
Navigator :Flt/Lt A R Cadman, DFM CWGC record ...
Bomb Aimer :Flt/Lt A S McFadden CWGC record ...
Wireless Operator :F/O E J Currie CWGC record ...
Air Gunner :F/O F Colville CWGC record ...
Air Gunner :Flt/Lt R D Trevor-Roper CWGC record ...


The aircraft left RAF Bourn at 22.15 on Ops to Nuremburg. It was attacked by a Me110 nightfighter of 111/NJG1 flown by Major Martin Drews, and crashed at Ahorn near Coburg. All the crew were killed and are buried at Durnbach War Cemetery.

Trevor-Roper had served with 50 Sqn and 617 sqn. Prior to being commissioned, he was awarded the DFM. He was the Rear Gunner in the aircraft flown by Wing Commander Guy Gibson on the Dambusters raid in May 1943. He received the DFC in December 1943.

Flt/Lt Trevor-Roper had lived in Shanklin, Isle of Wight.

Information provided by : John Bloodworth



 
 

 
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