Rowland, Derek Lawson


War Service:
Sergeant (Air Gunner) DEREK LAWSON ROWLAND Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve was killed on 3 May 1945 while serving with 487 Squadron Royal New Zealand Air Force.
At 1643 on 3 May Derek Rowland’s Lockheed Ventura ‘EG-V’ took off from RAF Methwold to attack a power station NW of Amsterdam. Eleven 487 squadron aircraft were lost in this operation.

He is buried in Haarlemmermeer (Hoofdorp) General Cemetery, near Amsterdam.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered in the Brockley County School Book of Remembrance.

He was 21. He was the son of Lieut. Frederick Rowland and Jean Rowland, of Petts Wood.


Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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