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
A LM319 - - BQ-A FTR 22 May 1944, Duisburg.
Crew all KIA.
One of three 550 Sqdn aircraft lost on this operation. See DV309; LL851.

[Prior to 550 Sqdn was with 101 Sqdn when it was damaged Berlin 21/1/1944, pilot F/O KNIGHTS - both gunners were killed, and W/OP injured, by cannon fire.]
P/O W J Bibby
P/O V J Bouchard
P/O W N H Brawn
W/O D H Knight
Sgt J H Knox
F/O J J Logan
F/L R W Picton
P/O N S Rogers
Sgt K P C Williams
F/Sgt A Bodill
Sgt T H Guest
F/O J F Potter
Sgt W Essar
P/O D McCrae
Sgt R A Drury
F/O M Shapiro
F/Sgt F G Lebano
Sgt A G Hall
Sgt C A Bonner
Sgt A H Brown
Sgt P W Wise
Sgt K A Essex
Sgt A W McWhirter
F/Sgt F J W Smith
F/Sgt R E Porter
Sgt A Symonds
Sgt P L McIver
Sgt R E Muffett
Sgt D Hughes
F/O G B Hoddle
Sgt D P Dingle
F/O J W Bryan
Sgt K M Fairbairn
Sgt S G Hubbard
F/Sgt J K Boothroyd
Sgt T F Quine
Sgt H F J Woods
Sgt T A Thompson
Sgt M E Giles
F/Sgt J R E Legere
Sgt L F Wright
Sgt J C Atherton
Sgt M Miles
Sgt A H Bowers
Sgt R Binney
Sgt E J Baker
Sgt C A Rann
Sgt J J M Calvin
Sgt J E Legg
P/O W Dinney
Sgt F C Wilkinson
F/Sgt B G Todd
Sgt W H Ansell
Sgt N S Smart
Sgt L M Collicutt
Sgt F P McLoughlin
F/O J P Rennie
F/O A N Shedock
Sgt A J Jeffries
Sgt D R S Howell
Sgt R J Kimbrey
Sgt A R Blackburn
P/O E F Marles
Sgt G L Grant
Sgt H W Cooper
F/Sgt J H Elliott
Sgt A Cleghorn
Sgt J E Roberts
Sgt E W Kendall
F/O H T A Evans
Sgt N C Jenkins
F/Sgt D Salmon
F/Sgt M E Mills
Sgt J H Marshall
Sgt L B Martin
Sgt R H Paxton
W/O C A Sowden
Sgt P Pindar
Sgt F E Dawson
Sgt R A Caley
Sgt W J Jones
Sgt W L Bradley
Sgt S J Harrison
Sgt V J Pickford
Sgt R N Aitken
Sgt J Hill
Sgt J McConnell
Sgt R H Field
Sgt F N Ashton
Sgt W E Sellis
Sgt S J Strand
Sgt B G Holmes
Sgt J Boyd
Sgt F A West
S/L P A Nicholas
F/L W H Waycott

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: LM319.

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The details were last updated: 20 June 2024

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