550 Squadron Photos

F/O Wright and Crew

F/O Wright and crew were posted to 550 Squadron from 103 Sqdn w.e.f 08/11/44:

Pictured below the F/O Wright crew:

Click image F/O R W Wright and crew
L-to-R: F/O Wright, F/Sgt Kelso, W/O Framlin, Sgt Neilson, F/Sgt Eastwood, Sgt Adam, Sgt Garrick
(one copy of photo annotated "11/44", another copy of the same "PFF 582 Sqdn 13/1/45")

After 7 operations with 550 Sqdn the crew were posted from 550 Sqdn to No. 582 Sqdn w.e.f. 13/01/1945, with the exception of the F/O Wright (pilot) who was posted to 582 Sqdn on the 14/01/1945.

F/O Wright (P) and F/Sgt Eastwood (W/OP) lost their lives in tragic circumstances on Friday 13th July 1945 when their 97 Squadron Lancaster crashed shortly after take-off. They were training for deployment to the Far East at the time. [Source: Kevin Bending, 97 Sdqn Historian]