550 Squadron
Station Narratives

Station Narratives

A number of North Killingholme Station Narratives form part of the Squadron operational record.

A list of these Station Narratives is shown below with links to the individual narratives. Where appropriate individual narrative examples contain links to the crews and/or individuals recorded in the narratives.

The Station Narratives AIR 27/2039 are available from The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK. The documents are Crown Copyright material. This source is gratefully acknowledged.

To search The National Archive catalogue use the link The National Archives catalogue search.

Index

Click image Narrative No. 1
Narrative No. 2
Narrative No. 3
Narrative No. 4
Narrative No. 5
Narrative No. 6
Narrative No. 7
Narrative No. 8
Narrative No. 9
Narrative No. 10
Narrative No. 11
Narrative No. 12
Narrative No. 13
Narrative No. 14
Narrative No. 15
Narrative No. 16
Narrative No. 16
Narrative No. 18
Narrative No. 19
Narrative No. 20

Individual Narratives

Narrative No. 1

Click image Morrison crew, Berlin, 30/31 Jan 1944
See F/O G A Morrison crew page for further information about the individuals involved
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Narrative No. 2

Click image Crawford crew, Leipzig, 19/20 Feb 1944
See F/Lt J S G Crawford page for further information about the individuals involved
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Narrative No. 3

Click image Interrogation of Sgt Williams, of F/Lt Picton crew, from Berlin op of 24/25 March 1944, detailing attack by enemy aircraft and the wounding MU/AG and R/AG
See F/Lt R W Picton crew page for further information about the individuals involved

Narrative No. 4

Click image Lloyd crew, Mailly 3/4 May 1944
See W/O T A Lloyd crew page for further information about the individuals involved

Narrative No. 5

Click image Interrogation of Sgt Moore (W/Op), of F/Sgt Lloyd crew, from Mailly 3/4 May 1944, after the aircraft had been hit by flak
Both the A/G and the A/B had baled out, with assistance from Sgt Moore, on the pilot's orders.
The pilot managed to bring the aircraft home, carrying out a belly-landing

Narrative No. 6

Click image Taylor crew, Caen, 7/8 July 1944
See P/O S B Taylor crew page for further information about the individuals involved

Narrative No. 7 [??]

Click image Target No. 2, Aluminium Works, Bitterfield

Narrative No. 8

Click image Purvis crew, Bordeaux, 12 Aug 1944
See F/O R Purvis crew page for further information about the individuals involved

Narrative No. 9

Click image Ansell crew, Bochum, 4/5 November 1944
NG250 (F) landed at Manston with flak damage. The F/Eng was hit by flak and had a compound fracture of left leg
See F/O V P Ansell page for further information about the individuals involved

Narrative No. 10

Click image Lohrey crew, Ludwigshafen, 1/2 Feb 1945
See F/O A W L Lohrey page for further information about the individuals
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Narrative No. 11

Click image Harris crew, Pforzheim, 23/24 Feb 1945
See F/O R D Harris page for further information about the individuals

Narrative No. [Not given any official number]

Click image Screen crew, Hannover, 25 Mar 1945
See F/O R G Screen page for further information about the individuals involved
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Narrative No. 12

Click image Jamieson crew, Nurnberg, 16/17 Mar 1945
The R/AG was badly injured by cannon shell. The aircraft diverted to land at Manston. The R/AG later died of his wounds
See F/Sgt G W Jamieson page for further information about the individuals involved

Narrative No. 13

Click image Neilson crew, Dessau, 7/8 Mar 1945
Interrogation of Sgt Finnigan & Sgt Stevens on release from PoW camps
See P/O S W Nielson page for further information about the individuals involved
Click image (pg. 2 of 2)

Narrative No. 14

Click image Burrows crew, ME548, Hannau, 18/19 Mar 1945
Interrogation of Sgt Wilson, F/O Cambell, Sgt Smith and Sgt Germain evaded and returned to Allied lines
F/Lt Burrows (P) and Sgt Towson (MU/AG) were killed the remaining crew members all survived
See FLt N A Burrows page for further information about the individuals involved
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Supplement to Narrative No. 14

Click image Burrows crew, Hannau, 18/19 Mar 1945
Interrogation of Sgt Miles (R/AG) of F/Lt Burrows crew. Baled out, broken ankle
See FLt N A Burrows page for further information about the individuals involved

Narrative No. 15

Click image Wallace crew, Misburg, 15/16 Mar 1945
Interrogation of Sgt Capon, rescued as a PoW by Allied advance
See F/O R F Wallace crew page for further information about the individuals involved
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Narrative No. 16

Click image Browne crew, Plauen, 10/11 Apr 1945
See F/Lt A W Browne page for further information about the individuals

Narrative No. 17

Click image Lockyer crew, Training, 17/18 Mar 1945
Interrogation of Sgt Drawbridge (sole survivor of crash)
See F/O A C Lockyer page for further information about the individuals
Click image (pg. 2 of 2)

Narrative No. 18

Click image Jones crew, Dessau, 7/8 Mar 1945
Interrogation of Sgt Smith (escaped PoW)
See F/O C J Jones page for further information about the individuals
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Narrative No. 19

Click image Handley crew, MANNA op, 7 May 1945
See F/O H J Handley page for further information about the individuals

Narrative No. 20

Click image Packham crew, Sterkade, 22 May 1945 (interrogation on release from PoW Camp 16/17 June)
See F/O G H Packham page for further information about the individuals
Click image (pg. 2 of 2)