550 Squadron Photos

F/O Packham and Crew

F/O Packham and crew flew posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 L.F.S. Hemswell on 24.5.44:

F/O Packham flew his first op as 2nd pilot to S/Ldr Smith on the 5 June 1944.

The crew failed to return from a raid to Sterkade 16/17 Jun 1944 when LL747 was hit by flak. All the crew survived the crash to become PoWs.

Other information about the flight and the target available here.

The entry on the 550 Squadron list of non-returnees is available here.

Station Narrative No. 20

This narrative, included in the Station Operational Record Book, records the crew interrogation following their return to England after being liberated from PoW camp.

Click image Packham crew, Sterkade, 22 May 1945 (interrogation on release from PoW Camp)
Click image (pg. 2 of 2)