550 Squadron Log Books
F/O A C Bothe and Crew
The F/O Bothe crew, listed below, joined 550 Squadron in mid-March 1945:
- F/O A C Bothe RAAF (P)
- F/Sgt J H Andrews (F/Eng)
- F/Sgt A S Wiltshire RNZAF (Nav)
- F/O S W Collins (A/B)
- Sgt B J Williams (W/Op)
- Sgt H W Barton (MU/AG)
- Sgt F R Knight (R/AG)
Pictured below the F/O Bothe crew:
|L-to-R: F/O Bothe, F/Sgt Wiltshire, F/O Collins, Sgt Andrews, Sgt Williams, Sgt Barton, Sgt Knight|
F/Sgt J H Andrews (F/Eng)
A presentation of items (photos, notebooks, etc) was made to the 550 Association Museum by the daughter of F/Sgt J H Andrews (F/Eng) over the 2012 Remembrance weekend: see /pages/remembrance-sunday-2012.php.
Sgt Fred Knight (R/AG)
Sgt Fred Knight flew as a rear gunner with the F/O Bothe crew (and others) in early-mid 1945. The pictures below are from Fred Knight's log books, showing a mix of flights with HCU prior to joining 550 Squadron, training flights after joining 550 and live ops while with the Squadron. Look out for comments like "piece of cake" and "bags of flak".
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