550 Squadron Photos
F/Lt R J Liefooghe and Crew
The F/Lt Liefooghe crew were posted to 550 Sqdn from 170 Sqdn w.e.f. 8.11.44:
- F/Lt R J Liefooghe (P) PoW
- Sgt I Jones (F/Eng) KIA
- F/Sgt A E Higgins (Nav) KIA
- F/O R E Hughes (B/A) KIA
- F/Sgt V C Davidson (W/Op) KIA
- Sgt R Anderson (MU/AG)
- Sgt D Anthony (R/AG) KIA
The pictures below show F/Lt Liefooghe and crew:
|F/Lt Liefooghe crew
L-to-R: F/Lt Liefooghe (P), Sgt Higgins, Sgt Hughes, Sgt Jones, Sgt Davidson, Sgt Anderson, Sgt Anthony
Lancaster NG336 was flown by the F/Lt Liefooghe crew when it was lost on the 16 March 1945 on a raid on Nuremberg. All of the crew, with the exception of F/Lt Liefgooghe, were killed in the crash at Schwabisch Hall, and were laid to rest in Durnbach War Cemetery. On this flight Sgt Anderson, the regular MU/AG, was not flying and it was his stand-in (below) that was killed.
Other information about the flight and the target available here.
The entry on the 550 Squadron Roll of Honour is available here.
F/Lt Robert Liefooghe (P)
|F/Lt Robert Liefooghe
Thanks to Steven Volckaerts for making the photo available