Squadron Aircraft: Summary Information


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:
Movement cards in the range NG392-NG503 ("flick" through the pages to the service number you seek).

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
H LM134 - - BQ-H FTR 16/17 June 1944, Sterkrade.
Crew all KIA (only three of the EIGHT crew (2nd pilot flying) were recovered).
LM134 crashed between Achterberg and Veenendaal in Holland.
Aircraft may have been shot down by a German night fighter pilot Heinz Str?ning. (Source : Patrick Baumann)
One of three 550 Sqdn Lancasters lost on this operation (See also LL747 and ME840)

The ORB records LM134 "H" on multiple flights AFTER the loss on 16 June 44 to Sterkade with the Neilson crew.
F/O W F Cox
F/O M L Dubois
F/L O A Hardy
Sgt H Tulip
F/L R P Stone
Sgt J G Hill
Sgt J R Penton
Sgt J D Naunton
F/O N Nunns
Sgt J T Kermack
Sgt C J Watson
F/O D F Neilson
F/O H B Brett
Sgt A T Paget
Sgt E W Webb
F/O J M McKay
Sgt J E Legg
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
Sgt G E White
Sgt R F Ferry
F/Sgt E W Holliday
Sgt D E Norgrove
Sgt L G B Wartnaby
F/Sgt F Wright
F/O J C Young
Sgt H Wood
Sgt R Eves
Sgt L R R Haynes
Sgt A Cleghorn
W/O J K Murray
S/L B J Redmond
F/L A D McConnell

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: LM134.

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The details were last updated: 11 May 2024

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