Rank & Name: F/L Hartley Derek Roper DFM
Date of Death: 16/03/1945


As Sgt. he was a member of P/O Ayres crew, attacked by 12 Be109's and crash landed at Thorney island. Roper was awarded a DFM for his actions on this day. view more

Later in his service (not with 59 Sqn) Sgt Roper rose to the rank of F/L before his death on the 16/03/1945. He is buried at Suez War Memorial Cemetery (Eygpt).

At this time the details of his death are unknown, or to which squadron or unit he was serving with.

03/05/1942 - The ORB notes P/O H.D Roper DFM (Squadron Navigation Officer) posted to No.7 OTU.



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Remembered on the Burnley In WW2 Roll of Honour (www.burnleyinww2.info)

Rest In Peace