550 Squadron Photos

F/Lt G T Pyke and Crew

The F/Lt Pyke crew were posted to 550 Squadron from No. 1 LFS w.e.f. 31/08/44:

The pictures below are of F/Lt Pyke and crew:

Click image L-to-R: F/Lt Pyke, F/Sgt Hellings, F/Sgt Peters, P/O Davies, W/O Adams, Sgt Eldred, Sgt Ellement
(P/O Davies replacing Sgt H D Iddles-White?)
picture dated August 1944
Click image Picture annotated "F/L G T Pyke & crew, 8/44 - 2/45"
(Earnest??? (actually unreadable) Hardy)

The following is a suggested identification:
L-to-R: ground-crew(?), P/O Davies (seated), Sgt Ellement(?), ground-crew(?) (seated), Sgt Adams(?), Sgt Hellings (sitting), F/Sgt Peters(?), ground-crew(?) (dark coat standing), Sgt Eldred(?), F/Lt Pyke (pilot)
Click image Picture simply annotated "Lancaster and Crew, Pyke & Crew, Earnest Hardy"
(Hardy first name was again unreadable)