Squadron Aircraft: Summary Information


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).

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
B2 NF932 - - BQ-B2 Blew up 13 Feb 1945, Dresden, Operation Thunderclap. Crew KIA.
At aged 42 Sgt E.T. Smith was one of the oldest airmen to have been KIA on Bomber Command Operations in WW11
F/L J Harris
F/O G E Mearns
Sgt F Norris
F/Sgt W G Kelly
Sgt J F McKeen
Sgt D O'Neil
Sgt J Chamboly
Sgt A G Slater
P/O J R Byrne
F/L E S Allen
F/Sgt E T Smith
F/Sgt A B Dennison
F/Sgt G A Maginley
F/Sgt R W Lundie
Sgt R G Crump
F/O J E Murray-Shirreff
F/O K A Whynacht
Sgt R J Piper
Sgt K A Vardigans
F/O M C Helman
Sgt H Smith
Sgt A A Pattison
Sgt - Hutchings
Sgt I S Freeman
F/O E B Hornsby
F/Sgt R W Richardson
F/Sgt P F Flux
F/Sgt W H Barrett
Sgt W A Bentley
W/O K H Langley
P/O W J Shaw
Sgt J Crawford
Sgt C Eardley
Sgt H H Tregonning
Sgt R F Jones
Sgt R Murphy
Sgt J O'Leary

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: NF932.

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The details were last updated: 09 June 2022

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