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|Aircraft Details||Associated Aircrew||Id||Service Number||Name||No. of Ops||BQ-Code||Other Information||Web Links||Name|
|R||ME503||-||1||BQ-R||FTR 7/8 Mar 1945, Dessau.
Lost on first operation.
Crew: 5 KIA, 2 PoWs confined in hospital due injuries until repatriation to UK 3 April 1945.
One of three 550 Sqdn Lancasters lost on this operation. See also ME428, PA995.
F/O F S Adley
F/O C G K Edlund
P/O R J Moran
F/O L D Browning
P/O S W Nielson
Sgt A Finnigan
F/Sgt B M Trowbridge
Sgt R Kerr
Sgt J H Stuart-Ritson
Sgt R F Stevens
F/Sgt E M Watkins
Sgt C A DeLaveleye
F/Sgt J Tasker
Sgt R D Hager
F/L F J Mitchell
W/O N J Horsley
Sgt M H Levy
F/O B A Hulse
Sgt D J Bailey
F/Sgt A W W Coltman
Sgt R B Nicholson
F/Sgt G E Collinson
W/Cdr J C McWatters
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: ME503.
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The details were last updated: 28 April 2019
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