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
X ME301 - - BQ-X FTR 4/5 Apr 1945, Luetzkendorf.
Crew all KIA
F/O G G H Cowper
P/O K A Smith
F/O D W Summons
Sgt C C Jerman
F/O R D Harris
F/O M D Hayes
Sgt H Hartley
F/Sgt E H Hagyard
F/Sgt M V Fuller
W/O A T Gill
Sgt R S Smith
Sgt D Gunn
W/O R E Vietheer
Sgt R H Whitehead
F/O R M Mills
F/Sgt C H Baldwin
F/Sgt S E Willis
Sgt S E Morrison
Sgt H R Graham
P/O J S Percival
Sgt E W Ward
F/Sgt S E Whyte
Sgt N R Knipton
Sgt C J Nileman
Sgt I Rees
F/O H R Whitney
F/Sgt F P Knight
Sgt P J Bradley
Sgt P C Pullen
Sgt R E Ramsden
Sgt V F Crewes
Sgt I W Needle
Sgt R A Stockwell
P/O J Lukies
Sgt W K Oldham
F/Sgt L W Pfitzner
F/Sgt R W Caples
F/Sgt J W Foran
P/O H K Johnson
Sgt J M Craine
Sgt C Symington
Sgt G Duce
Sgt S Martin
Sgt R E G Williams
Sgt C J Marshall
Sgt H F Longworth
F/L G S Nankivell
F/O A Benger
F/Sgt J W Arnold
W/O J J Boland
Sgt J F O'Halloran
F/Lt G N Young
Sgt D A Driver
Sgt E A Wills
Sgt K Thornley
Sgt J H Taylor
Sgt J F Donald
Sgt F V Steele

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: ME301.

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The details were last updated: 09 June 2022

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