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
E2 NG132 - - BQ-E2 Shot down by intruder (Fw Rudi Morenz from 1V.NJG2),
Humber estuary 18:00 17 Mar 1945.
The last Bomber Command aircraft to be shot down over the UK in WWII
F/L L Dale
F/O G E Mearns
F/L N L Rose
F/O I A Stevenson
F/Sgt R E Martin-Smith
F/L R P Stone
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 A C Lockyer
Sgt F E Drawbridge
Sgt W Berry
W/O H L Farmer
Sgt L Elliott
Sgt S Matthews
Sgt D Lucey
F/Sgt C W Sawyers
F/O K A Whynacht
Sgt G E White
F/Sgt E W Holliday
Sgt D E Norgrove
Sgt L G B Wartnaby
F/Sgt F Wright
Sgt D J McKinnon
Sgt T M Crannitch
F/L E R Mark
W/O R J Davis
Sgt V P Halliday
F/O H J Handley
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/Sgt G W Jamieson
F/Sgt H W Burlingham
F/O E A Butcher
Sgt W D Riley
F/Sgt J P Aucoin
F/Sgt J W Hamilton
Sgt K L Willis
F/O R C Foote
F/O E G Caswell
Sgt G W Page
F/O J S Tointon
Sgt G S Spragg
Sgt D C Whitmarsh
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
Sgt W T Woodhams
F/Sgt D T Morrison
F/Sgt W W Fitch
F/Sgt E N Pearson
F/Sgt M O Olsen
Sgt C Cowperthwaite

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: NG132.

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The details were last updated: 09 June 2022

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