550 Squadron


F/O G G Kennedy and Crew

The F/O Kennedy crew:

Click image F/O G G Kennedy and Crew
Left-to-Right: Pilot "Gus" Kennedy 4th from left, Nav Henry Luxton 5th from left.
The picture may have been taken at either Fiskerton or Hemswell; the aircraft in the background, NG163, is not listed in 550 Sqdn records, but the crew flew this aircraft with 150 Squadron.

Picture courtesy of Rob Luxton (son of navigator Henry Luxton)

The crew was with 550 Squadron a relatively period. Having arrived in October 1994 they, along with a large part of "C" Flight, left on 7th November 1944 to form a heavy bomber flight in 150 Squadron. See http://www.historyofwar.org/air/units/RAF/150_wwII.html. They were again soon in the thick of it as this record from 150 Sqdn just four days after their arrival shows: http://www.fiskertonairfield.org.uk/images/150_ops.jpg.


Log Books

Below are a number of pages from the log book of Nav Henry Luxton, showing live operations and training exercises during 1944.

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Lancaster log book (3.5b) Live ops
Photo kindly made available by Rob Luxton
Lancaster log book (3.5Mb) Live ops
Photo kindly made available by Rob Luxton
Lancaster log book (3.5Mb) Live ops
Photo kindly made available by Rob Luxton
Lancaster log book (3.5Mb) Live ops
Photo kindly made available by Rob Luxton
Lancaster log book (3.5Mb) Live ops
Photo kindly made available by Rob Luxton
Lancaster log book (10Mb) Live ops. Transfer to 150 Squadron.
Photo kindly made available by Rob Luxton