Squadron Aircraft: Summary Information

Overview

Listed below is the information available for this aircraft which served in 550 Squadron.

In particular thanks are due as listed below to sites without which it would have been next to impossible to put this information together:

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
- NE164 - 1 BQ-O FTR 28/29 July 1944.
Lost on first operation with 550 Sqdn en-route to Stuttgart.
Crew: 2 KIA, 1 captured and murdered by civilians 31 Jul 1944, 3 PoW.
F/O William Dinney RCAF evaded capture - file 6/646/2311 in National Archive.
One of two 550 Sqdn Lancasters lost on this operation (see also LM455.)
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
P/O W Dinney

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: NE164.

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The details were last updated: 13 May 2017