550 Squadron

F/Sgt J P Harrison and Crew

F/Sgt J P Harrison and crew were posted to 550 Sqdn from 1662 Con Unit w.e.f. 10/2/44:

F/Sgt J P Harrison (P) became a PoW when Lancaster LM461 flown by the W/O Miller crew was lost on the 19/20 February 1944 while returning from a raid on Leipzig (LM461 was shot down by a Luftwaffe night-fighter over Germany). On this occasion F/Sgt Harrison was flying his first operational flight as 2nd pilot to W/O Miller. For information about that flight and crew see the W/O J I Miller page.

So the remainder of this now "headless" crew was posted to No. 11 Base for re-crewing w.e.f. 22/2/44, 2 days after the loss of their pilot. They clearly re-appeared some time soon after back in 550 Sqdn (although an incoming transfer note has not been located) because they then flew with F/Lt J F Craig and all were lost (crew: 6 KIA, 1 PoW) on operations in LL852.