Service Details
Name:
ROWAN
Given Name:
ROWLAND WILLIAM
Initials:
R W
Service No:
205881V
Rank:
Lieutenant
Other Casualties of this Rank
Regiment:
South African Air Force
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Unit:
4 Sqdn.
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Date of Death:
1944-05-14
Other Casualties on this Date
Age:
21
Cause of Death:
Killed in action, shot down attacking bridge at Porro Recanati, crashed in flames, in Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX #MJ727
Decorations:
D F C
Citations:
LG Sup 23 May 1944 pg. 2351 - "For tenacity, devotion to duty and continuous gallantry over a period of seventeen months in operations against the enemy in Africa, Sicily and Italy. Lieutenant Rowan has completed two hundred hours operational flying and has three enemy aircraft damaged to his credit. As a Flight Leader, this Officer has set a very high standard of aggressive and efficient flying. His courage, resolution and fighting spirit, combined with a strong personality, classify him as a Pilot of outstanding ability."
Additional
Information:
Son of William and Eva Gibson Rowan, of Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa.
Commemoration
Country:
Italy
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Cemetery:
ANCONA WAR CEMETERY
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Grave Reference:
II. B. 2.

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