Squadron Aircraft: Summary Information

Overview

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

In particular thanks are due as listed below to sites without which it would have been next to impossible to put this information together:

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.

Aircraft Details

Aircraft Details Associated Aircrew
Id Service Number Name No. of Ops BQ-Code Other Information Web Links Name
J LL811 Bad Penny II - BQ-J J-Jig Credited with opening the D-Day attack when they dropped the first string of bombs on 5th June 1944.
The crew captained by F/O K Bowen-Bravery were awarded the Croix de Guerre by the French government in the late 1990s.
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F/O R G Fink
F/O J Harris
F/O R Purvis
P/O J R Rigby
F/L N L Rose
F/O K F Sidwell
F/L F S Steele
P/O A D Young
F/O G P Fauman
F/O K Bowen-Bravery
Sgt L G Thompson
P/O G E Thomas
F/Sgt J P Fyffe
Sgt A Cleghorn
Sgt R R Thompson
Sgt A Bodill
W/O P E E F Keeley
Sgt R Blackburn
F/L R P Stone
F/O L J T McCarthy
F/Sgt J W Brown
F/O D F Neilson
Sgt C A Bennett
F/O H B Brett
F/O C Stocks
Sgt A T Paget
Sgt E W Webb
F/O J M McKay
WO2 E Salte
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 O Tabuteau
Sgt E W Parker
F/Sgt C W Sawyers
Sgt G E White
Sgt R F Ferry
F/Sgt E W Halliday
Sgt D E Norgrove
Sgt L G B Wartnaby
F/Sgt F Wright
Sgt G H Town
Sgt G Hope
F/Sgt D J T Slimming
F/Sgt J H Windsor
F/Sgt P D Probert
P/O E C Ball
F/Sgt J Teasdale
Sgt Morgan
Sgt Wright
Sgt W J Killick
F/Sgt A E Stebner
F/O M S Merevitz
Sgt P E Cooksey
Sgt J A Ringrow
Sgt W A Drake
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/O L W Hussey
Sgt E Elliot
F/O M DeGast
F/O H S W Nelson
Sgt A G Sale
F/Sgt R L Holmgren
F/Sgt T Fairclough
F/Sgt C Stoddard
F/Sgt K R S Scholefield
Sgt L W Guthrie
Sgt J Wright
Sgt V S B Scoble
F/O J J W Dawson
Sgt E W C Edmunds
F/Sgt F W Willmer
Sgt J M Palmer
Sgt J Earnshaw
F/Sgt W H Harkness
F/Sgt K P Brady
Sgt A W E Walters
Sgt B St. J Railton-Jones
Sgt W G Merills
Sgt W G Roberts
Sgt R Smith
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 V J Williams
Sgt J Hill
F/O P J Singer
Sgt C R S Daniels
F/Sgt J W Pidcock
Sgt E Thompson
Sgt C Hillsdon
Sgt L R R Haynes
Sgt W G Beney
P/O W P F Daniels
Sgt J G Woodhall
Sgt R G Roberts
Sgt R Wright
F/Sgt F R Easton
Sgt A E Baker
Sgt W F Baker
S/L P A Nicholas

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The details were last updated: 24 September 2018