550 Squadron Photos

Bowen-Bravery crew, CdG Citation

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CdG Citation (colour): F/O Bowen-Bravery crew
See F/O Bowen-Bravery crew
Picture courtesy of Jack Harris

North Killingholme Station

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Intelligence Library, North Killingholme
Picture from Jack Harris collection
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Preparations being made for the Nordhausen raid on 3 April 1944 with F/O Peggy Burnside and S/Ldr Bruce Dermer working on the map
Picture from Patrick Otter collection
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Interior of the Officers' Mess, North Killingholme
Picture from Patrick Otter collection
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Unknown Crew, North Killingholme
Picture from Patrick Otter collection
Classroom
F/Eng Training room
For more photos in the Flight Engineering classroom click here

Miscellaneous

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The Hopman crew attending to their Austin 7
See F/Sgt Hopman crew
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Killingholme Station Band
The Group Captain in the band photograph is the CO, North Killingholme
Picture courtesy of Graham Brett
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Party, Senior NCOs Mess, October 1945
Annotation on the rear "Party in the Senior NCO's Mess. Air-crew voted en masse to spend all accummulated funds on a gigantic free party"
(probably October 1945 when 550 Squadron was disbanded and the station was put on a "care and maintenance" basis)
Picture from Jack Harris collection

North Killingholme Airfield

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Taken in the 1930s on Low Farm before the airfield was built there.
George Turner's father is driving the tractor and his younger brother Allan is on the binder.
Picture courtesy of George Turner
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George Turner on the combine harverter in 1964
This was the first harvest after the airfield land was returned to the Turner family
Picture courtesy of George Turner

Football Teams

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Inter Section Knockout Championship
North Killingholme 1945
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550 Sqdn vs. HMS Farne 1945
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Killingholme Football Team
Picture courtesy of Graham Brett

Photos Taken on Cook's Tours

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"Cook's tour" - a sightseeing flight taking non-aircrew personnel for a flight over France and Germany to show them the results of the bombing campaign.

Many thanks to Peter Spindler DFC* (Navigator in the S/Ldr Pickles crew) for making these photographs taken on various Cook's Tours available.

- Dortmund, 1945
- Wesel, 1945
- Cologne Railway Station, 1945