DAMBUSTERS Trevor-Roper, Richard Algernon Dacre

John Robertson

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  • SURNAME
Trevor-Roper

  • FORENAME
Richard Algernon Dacre

  • UNIT
former 617 Squadron,R.A.F.V.R.

  • RANK
Flight Lieutenant

  • NUMBER
47354

  • DATE OF DEATH
31st March 1944

  • AGE
28

  • GRAVESITE
Durnbach War Cemetery,Germany 6.H.13

  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
born 19.5.1915 Shanklin,Isle of Wight
son of late Charles Cadwaladr Trevor-Roper,Plas Teg,Flintshire (died 3.8.1917 as Captain 14 Bn Hampshire Regiment)
son of Mrs Gertrude Alice Poyntz (formerly Trevor-Roper),Eirianfa,Ruthin,Isle of Wight
husband of Patricia Audrey (nee Edwards) Trevor-Roper,West Bridgford,Nottinghamshire (married 1942) (1 son Charles Anthony)
educated Oriel House School,North Wales
educated Wellington College
graduated RMA Woolwich
2Lt,Royal Artillery August 1935-37
RAFVR 1939
RAF Cardington 16.8.1939
2 ELWS 14.9.1939
RAF Yatesbury 16.4.1940
12 Observers School 7.6.1940
1 Signals Depot 23.6.1940
4 B&G School 18.7.1940
16 OTU 11.8.1940
RAF Finningley 13.10.1940
50 Squadron 27.10.1940
Sergeant (652959)
award DFM (23.12.1941)
Pilot Officer 24.10.1941
55 Squadron 16.6.1942
61 CO 23.7.1942
Flying Officer 1.10.1942
1660 CU 27.10.1942
50 Squadron 14.11.1942
617 Squadron 25.3.1943 (A/F/Lt)
award DFC (28.5.1943)
CGS,25 Group 24.8.1943
Flight Lt 24.10.1943
RAF Upwood 19.2.1944 (Pathfinder training)
air gunner
97 Squadron 5.3.1944
Lancaster ND390
Nurnberg (Nuremburg)
shot down by Major Martin Drewes,III/NJG 1 and crashed Ahorn,Coburg,Germany

 
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