Squadron Aircraft: Summary Information


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

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.

In compiling these lists particular thanks are due, as listed below, to sites without which it would have been next to impossible to put the information together. Many thanks to the providers of these pages whose work is gratefully acknowledged.

URI Description Other Information
https://www.lancasterbombers.net/form-78-aircraft-movement-cards/ Lancaster movement cards.
The site which can be searched for specific aircraft numbers or ranges of numbers.
An examples of use includes:
Movement cards in the range NG392-NG503 ("flick" through the pages to the service number you seek).

Abbreviations used on movement cards.
http://www.lancaster-archive.com/ For anyone wishing to locate further Lancaster histories, or to trace Lancaster losses for a raid. Website produced by Lancaster and Manchester Bomber Historian who can be reached on email at: Larry Wright
http://www.lostbombers.co.uk/ In the cases of bombers that Failed to Return (FTR) this site has been invaluable. The web-site, however, appears to have gone offline at some point in time (unclear when).

Aircraft Details

Aircraft Details Associated Aircrew
Id Service Number Name No. of Ops BQ-Code Other Information Web Links Name
D2 NG120 - - BQ-D2 SOC 21 Nov 1945 - F/L D A Shaw
F/L J Harris
F/L M F A Maltin
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
Sgt A Colin
Sgt G Evans
F/O C J Jones
Sgt S J Webb
P/O J Buckmaster
F/Sgt L W Harvey
Sgt F M Main
F/Sgt T Spewart
F/Sgt G G Blair
F/Sgt V B Cassapi
F/O V G Roberts
Sgt R E Davies
Sgt F Farney
F/O K L Pedersen
F/Sgt D R Jackson
P/O S Walmsley
W/O M Waddington
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 M K Anderson
P/O A G Elliott
F/Sgt R J Francis
Sgt D Scully
Sgt A J Cassidy
Sgt R Craigs
F/O S D Thompson
Sgt R A Wilson
F/O J C Thorp
F/O W K Campbell
Sgt F Roberts
Sgt W Cranfield
Sgt K Haub
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
F/L E G Blakeway
F/Sgt G B Dawkins
F/L H James
F/O K H Vaughan
F/O G McCann
F/Sgt N Gamble
F/O L O Lynch
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
P/O R H Digby
F/Sgt J H Vance
Sgt J S Kennedy
Sgt R J Lester
Sgt R J Harris
Sgt D H Hope
Sgt A M Gardner
Sgt R A Stockwell
F/O G H Markes
Sgt K J Brotherhood
F/Sgt F W L Mann
Sgt V T Wilkes
Sgt F N M Petch
Sgt L G Buckell
Sgt D J Driscoll
F/O F J A Cox
P/O S J Jackson
F/O A Davidson
F/O P M Fletcher
Sgt R Townend
Sgt E J Chick
Sgt H W E Gee
F/O L S Johnston
Sgt B C Terry
F/O A C Armstrong
F/O J L Oke
Sgt J Jones
Sgt C B Gadsby
Sgt J A Wilson
Sgt G N Raynes
F/O J D Nelson
W/O G B McGhee
Sgt G King
Sgt V Montague
Sgt R C Dyke
F/O S G Kitson
F/Sgt W R Williams
F/Sgt J H F Rowe
W/O F E Barrett
F/O H G Cook
F/Sgt G H Davidson
P/O J C Parry
F/O E W Ball
Sgt C G J Mason
Sgt L O Kirton
Sgt F R Cole
Sgt D F Peggs
Sgt D W Morrow
F/O R A Marriott
S/L A P Gainsford

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The details were last updated: 20 June 2024

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