550 Squadron Photos

F/Lt Waite DFC and Crew(s)

F/Lt Richard Waite completed a first tour with 550 Squadron and then returned in March 1945 to fly a second tour with another crew.

First Tour Crew

The F/Lt Waite first tour crew, listed below, were posted to 550 Sqdn from RAF Station Kermington, w.e.f. 6.3.44:

Click image F/Lt R E G Waite DFC (P)
Click image F/Sgt Westley (Nav)
Click image Sgt T J Murphy (F/Eng)
Click image Sgt K M MacAuley (B/A)
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Sgt MacAuley
Click image Sgt H M Urquhart (W/Op)
Click image Sgt J T Bayliss (MU/AG)
Click image Sgt V O Gillingham (R/AG)

Many thanks to Mark Simpson for making photos of the first tour crew available.

Second Tour Crew

The F/Lt Waite crew, listed below, joined 550 Squadron in March 1945 (although Waite joined from 16 OTU on 08/03/45 and the remainder from 103 Sqdn on 14/03/45):

Click image F/Lt Waite and Crew, March 1945
L-to-R: F/Lt Waite, F/Sgt Marsh, F/O McLean, F/Sgt Johnston, Sgt Edwards, Sgt Gray, Sgt Hume