Squadron Aircraft: Summary Information


Listed below is the information available for this aircraft which served in 550 Squadron.

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Aircraft Details: The column headers should be fairly self-explanatory. The final column (Web links) contains, where given, links to other items on this web-site or indeed to external sources where further information or photographs, etc can be found.

Associated Aircrew: This is the list of servicemen known to have flown on this aircraft at some time or other, it is not a particular crew (that can be found on other lists available on the site such as the crew shown on a specific operation, etc).

An extended view of the Squadron Aircraft report providing more detailed information is available here [IMPLEMENTATION STILL TO BE FINALISED]. This extended version of the Squadron Aircraft report lists the crew members known to have flown in a particular aircraft.

Definitions of the abbreviations used are available: here.

Aircraft Details

Aircraft Details Associated Aircrew
Id Service Number Name No. of Ops BQ-Code Other Information Web Links Name
F ED905 Press on Regardless 100 Freddie Ton-up Lanc (one of three in 550 Sqdn).
103 Sqn PM-X, 166 Sqn AS-X, 550, No.1 Lancaster Finishing School, 1656 HCU Crashed 20 August 1945



F/L D A Shaw
F/L V B Ansell
F/O L B Cameron
F/O J Harris
F/L J C Lord
F/L E H Luder
P/O R J Moran
F/O R Purvis
F/L G T Pyke
P/O J R Rigby
F/L N L Rose
P/O R Hopman
F/L R P Stone
Sgt D Eldridge
Sgt G A Sutherland
F/Sgt J W White
Sgt F P Popple
Sgt J F Piertney
F/O H Dodds
P/O A R Brown
F/O L O Browning
Sgt A Laidlaw
Sgt H Lewis
F/Sgt C W Beckingham
F/L J P Morris
Sgt A G Furber
F/O A Leonard
Sgt H J Bailey
P/O J R Byrne
Sgt G C Dennis
Sgt T J Hooper
F/Sgt C W Sawyers
Sgt K W C Down
F/Sgt R Sebaski
Sgt A A A Vass
P/O J Elliott
Sgt A J Schomberg
Sgt P J Sculley
P/O H S Vaughan
Sgt R W Metcalfe
P/O L C Davies
F/Sgt D Porter
Sgt T Elliott
Sgt W J Watson
Sgt L D Purser
Sgt C A Bruce
Sgt R W Harris
Sgt S Gartland
A L Llanwarne
Sgt A Buckingham
Sgt E J Griffiths
F/L E Keuffling
Sgt R W Harris
Sgt G E White
F/Sgt E W Holliday
Sgt D E Norgrove
Sgt L G B Wartnaby
F/Sgt F Wright
Sgt H D Iddles-White
Sgt D Hellings
Sgt D Peters
Sgt L Adams
Sgt D S Eldred
Sgt A T Ellement
F/Sgt D M Stephen
F/O F E Bond
Sgt D C Mortimer
F/O H A Leight
Sgt B Roome-Smith
F/Sgt R C Bowling
Sgt H F Sullivan
Sgt J H Udink
Sgt G H Simpkins
F/Sgt J W Eppel
W/O J C Conway
F/Sgt R G Bickford
Sgt W P Waddell
Sgt B S P Barby
F/Sgt C Stoddard
F/Sgt K R S Scholefield
Sgt L W Guthrie
Sgt J Wright
Sgt V S B Scoble
Sgt K L Willis
F/O R C Foote
F/O E G Caswell
Sgt G W Page
F/O J S Tointon
Sgt G S Spragg
Sgt C W Cross
F/O L N B Cann
Sgt C Shaw
Sgt R V Fisher
Sgt N I E Ostrom
F/Sgt J Lyons
F/O H Yates
Sgt J L R Remilard
Sgt V R Farmer
Sgt G L Grant
F/Sgt W R Williams
F/L K MacAleavey

This aircraft is one of the 550 Squadron aircraft that was lost on operations.
The details of those air-crew who lost their lives while on operations in this aircraft are listed on the 550 Squadron Roll of Honour, see: ED905.

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The details were last updated: 09 June 2022

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