Squadron Aircraft: Summary Information

Overview

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).

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
V ME840 - - BQ-V FTR 16/17 Jun 1944, Sterkrade.
Crew 6 KIA, 1 (F/O Roy Kay) evaded capture.
F/Lt Tizard was the Squadron Gunnery Leader.
One of three 550 Sqdn Lancasters lost on this operation.
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http://www.aircrewremembered.com/raf1944/5/smithgavin.html

P/O N S Rogers
F/Sgt R Townsend
F/O R Kay
F/O J J Berg
F/O L Pulfrey
F/L St. J Tizard
F/O J Heath
Sgt H J Pearce
F/O H T A Evans
Sgt N C Jenkins
F/Sgt D Salmon
F/Sgt M E Mills
Sgt J H Marshall
S/L G S Smith

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: ME840.

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The details were last updated: 24 October 2017