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:

Pictured below the F/O Bothe crew:

Click image 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".

Click image Training in Wellingtons with 16 OTU
Log book pages scanned and kindly made available by Christian Wood
Click image Training with 1667 HCU, Sandtoft
Log book pages scanned and kindly made available by Christian Wood
Click image Ops with 550 Squadron March/April 1945
Log book pages scanned and kindly made available by Christian Wood
Click image Flights with F/Sgt Blower July 1945
Log book pages scanned and kindly made available by Christian Wood

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