550 Squadron Photos

F/Lt Jim Lord DFC and Crew

The F/Lt Jim Lord crew were transfered in to 550 Sqdn from 1 L.F.S Hemswell on 2.6.44. The regular crew is listed below:

Also flying a number (seven) of operations for the F/Lt Lord crew with was a stand-in R/AG:

On one operation the F/Lt Lord crew flew with Squadron Lead Flight Engineer, standing in for Sgt K Down:

The crew completed their tour in October 1944, and were transferred from 550 Sqdn mid/late October 1944.

The pictures below show F/Lt Lord and crew.

Click image F/Lt Jim Lord DFC
Click image Jim Lord and crew, BQ-G, North Killinghome, Sept 1944
Left To Right: Ken Down, Jim Lord, Guss Vass, Jock Elliott, Pat Sculley, Bob Sebaski, Jack Shomberg
Click image Jim Lord and crew (ED562/BQ-G "We dood it" in the background)
Left To Right: Jack Shomberg, Guss Vass, Pat Sculley, Jim Lord, Ken Down, Bob Sebaski, Jock Elliott
ED562/BQ-G: "We dood it", featuring a picture of cartoon character well known at the time "Captain Really Foull". See:
Click image Photo of Jim Lord and crew June 1944 with their technical team in front of ED562 "We dood it"
Back row: Pat Sculley, Bob Sebaski(TBC), groundcrew, Jim Lord(centre), groundcrew, Jock Elliott, groundcrew, groundcrew
Front row: groundcrew, groundcrew, Jack Shomberg, Ken Down(centre), Guss Vass, groundcrew, groundcrew
(as so often the names of the technical team are unfortunately not known)

Operational Tour List

Click image Full list of ops flown by Jim Lord and crew (June - September 1944)
Information courtesy of Jim Cameron
(NB: one or two dates are out by a day, see the full operations list for (search for Lord or Sebaski)

The wireless operator, John "Jock" Elliot, wrote a book "Flying with the Lord", recounting their tour.
(Details: SBN-13: 9780954700904, ISBN-10: 0954700902, Publication Date: 2/1/2004).

Photographs from on high

Below are a number of photographs taken by the Jim Lord crew from the aircraft on ops. The targets and dates are noted on the bottom of each image.

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