550 Squadron Photos

Sgt Town & Crew

The Sgt Town crew that was posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1. LFS on 29.6.44 was the following:

Later, in September 1944 two new air-gunners from 101 Sqdn joined the squadron destined for the Sgt Town crew:

The two original air-gunners were posted away from 550 Sqdn in October 1944.

The Town crew completed a operational tour during 6/1944 - 10/1944.


The picture below shows the Town crew in the Phantom of the Ruhr around the date of it's 103rd operation:

Click image Sgt G H Town crew in the Phantom of the Ruhr
102 bombs painted on the side, dates this photo to Sept/Oct 1944

Request For Information/Assistance

Can you assist relatives of Joseph Teasdale locate his log books and DFM?

Some 10-12 years ago W/O Teasdale's wife sold his DFM and log books to a collector in the North East of England. His granddaughter has requested if it is possible to locate these, as his remaining family would love to have the chance to scan the pages because currently they have no knowledge of their grandfather's war service.

Before being posted to 550 Sqdn W/O Teasdale flew 23ops with 101 Squadron being awarded the DFM during his service there.

If you have information or can help please email into the web-site (contact details in the page footer below) and the message will be passed on.

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Joseph Teasdale
Photo kindly made available by Matt Baxter

Request For Information

In the first three photos in the block of photos below: Can you identify the aircraft?

Click image Back Row: extreme left Joseph Teasdale
Photo kindly made available by Matt Baxter
Click image Extreme left Joseph Teasdale
Photo kindly made available by Matt Baxter
Click image Extreme left Joseph Teasdale
Photo kindly made available by Matt Baxter
Click image Crew with The Phantom of the Ruhr
Extreme left Joseph Teasdale
Sgt.Town kneeling front right, the man next to W/O.Teasdale may be P/O (later F/O) Edward Charles Ball (thanks to Mark Simpson for tentative identification)
Photo kindly made available by Matt Baxter

From information received it is likely that the first three photos were taken at the time Joseph Teasdale was with 101 Squadron. The aircraft with B painted on the nose ties up with aircraft W4309 which was coded SR-B an aircraft in which F/Lt Theodore Dudley Misselbrook and his crew flew flying eight sorties with Sgt.Teasdale. [Thanks to Mark Simpson for 101 Sqdn information.]

Once again, if you have information about the aircraft or can put names to faces in any of the photos please email into the web-site (contact details in the page footer below).