550 Squadron Photos

F/Lt Williams DFC RAAF and Crew

F/O Willans and crew were posted to 550 Squadron from 11 Base w.e.f. 2.10.44:

Pictured below the F/O Williams crew:

Click image F/O L O Williams and crew
One copy of the photo is annotated on rear "10/44"
A second copy is annotated "Crew completed 14/1/45. Pilot 16 more to do"
L-to-R: F/O Williams, F/Sgt James, F/Sgt Reed, Sgt Aspinall, F/Sgt Binder, F/Sgt Johnson, F/Sgt Marks
The name board at the bottom looks as if dated 11.11.44. The crew look like they may be wearing poppies.

The Williams crew completed their tour on 14/1/1945, with the exception that F/O (later F/Lt) Williams had not completed a full operational tour at that point.

This crew, without the usual pilot F/O Williams, were flying on 18/19 July 1944 when they were order to bale out by the pilot. The pilot on that occasion, F/O H A T Clark, tried to land the aircraft but unfortunately it crashed at Seething and he was killed in the attempt.