Squadron Aircraft: Summary Information

Summary

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

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).

Definitions of the abbreviations used are available: here.

In compiling these lists particular thanks are due, as listed below, to sites without which it would have been next to impossible to put the information together. Many thanks to the providers of these pages whose work is gratefully acknowledged.

URI Description Other Information
https://www.lancasterbombers.net/form-78-aircraft-movement-cards/ Lancaster movement cards.
The site which can be searched for specific aircraft numbers or ranges of numbers.
An examples of use includes:
http://lancasterbombersinfo.ipage.com/Data/Form-78s/Lancaster/NG392-NG503/mobile/index.html:
Movement cards in the range NG392-NG503 ("flick" through the pages to the service number you seek).

https://www.lancasterbombers.net/abbreviations-form-78/
Abbreviations used on movement cards.
http://www.lancaster-archive.com/ For anyone wishing to locate further Lancaster histories, or to trace Lancaster losses for a raid. Website produced by Lancaster and Manchester Bomber Historian who can be reached on email at: Larry Wright
http://www.lostbombers.co.uk/ In the cases of bombers that Failed to Return (FTR) this site has been invaluable. The web-site, however, appears to have gone offline at some point in time (unclear when).

Aircraft Details

Aircraft Details Associated Aircrew
Id Service Number Name No. of Ops BQ-Code Other Information Web Links Name
C EE193 - - BQ-C FTR 30 Aug 1944, Stettin.
Crashed in the Baltic. Crew all KIA, only one body recovered.
F/Sgt Battersby buried at Reerso Churchyard, in Denmark.
An Association member (Prof. Ole Seberg of Copenhagen University) wrote an article in the Grimsby Telegraph, see link.
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/EE193/index.php

/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FODFNeilson/Images/IMG_2665.jpg

P/O N D Holdsworth
P/O R J Moran
W/O H C White
F/Sgt T T Savas
F/O L J T McCarthy
Sgt J D Shilcock
Sgt T W Farmer
F/Sgt F L J Colbourn
Sgt S J Lovett
Sgt L Kendrew
Sgt H Doherty
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/O D F Neilson
Sgt C A Bennett
F/O H B Brett
F/O C Stocks
Sgt A T Paget
F/O J M McKay
Sgt P L McIver
W/O W H S Ansell
F/Sgt G W Battersby
F/O C R Cameron
F/O I H R Hood
Sgt A Anderson
Sgt E W Parker
Sgt O Tabuteau
F/O H Jones
Sgt J R Drury
F/Sgt C W Sawyers
Sgt F H Habgood
Sgt D Hunter
Sgt R B Cumberlidge
Sgt I Williams
F/Sgt J Hough
Sgt A H Bowers
Sgt H Mimmack
Sgt V Kirby
Sgt C S Venables
Sgt J A C Steer
Sgt W Johnston
W/O H Granger
F/O J J W Dawson
Sgt E W C Edmunds
F/Sgt F W Willmer
F/Sgt K P Brady
Sgt J M Palmer
Sgt J Earnshaw
F/Sgt W H Harkness
F/Sgt G B Smith
Sgt V J Williams
Sgt M L Tretheway
F/O W K Mills
Sgt C J Cassan
Sgt R G Colban
F/O H G Manley
Sgt D R Hughes
F/O R G George
F/Sgt R Hill
F/O G T Brown
Sgt G B Ward
P/O J K McDonald
P/O K J Newman
Sgt J B Rowlands
F/O E A F Hall
Sgt W J Kemp
F/Sgt J C O'Riordan
Sgt W J McCallum
Sgt P C M King
Sgt D D G Pryce
F/Sgt W E Megaw
F/O C Garner
Sgt F D Mason
Sgt H W Jamieson
Sgt M H A Campbell

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: EE193.

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The details were last updated: 22 May 2024


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