Squadron Aircraft: Summary Information


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).

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
L2 PB707 - - BQ-L2 SOC 21 May 1947
ORB has this as PD707 (L2).
- F/O J A Beale
F/L A W Browne
F/L E G Fleming
F/Sgt G F Groom
F/Sgt K W Derwent
F/Sgt A R Morgan
Sgt J Ward
Sgt A Colin
Sgt W L Howell
F/O D H Grundy
W/O E W King
P/O R T Sowter
W/O R C McLauchlan
F/Sgt L F Figg
Sgt E C Jarvis
Sgt E J MacKenzie
Sgt Matthews
F/O A F Geen
F/O G C Glover
F/Sgt R A Spearing
Sgt MacKenzie
F/Sgt J L McKeown
W/O R E Vietheer
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
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 W J Broom
F/O E G Smith
F/Sgt W B Reid
F/O C G Hetherington
Sgt J Regan
Sgt S Sorsby
P/O R H Digby
Sgt J H Walker
F/O A E Lewis
Sgt A E McLeod
Sgt D Crabtree
Sgt J L Perrigo
Sgt R D Hager
F/L F J Mitchell
W/O N J Horsley
Sgt M H Levy
F/O B A Hulse
Sgt D J Bailey
F/Sgt A W W Coltman
Sgt R B Nicholson
Sgt F W Woodley
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
P/O R M Harris
Sgt D A Dryburgh
F/Sgt E Shelley
F/O G E Dunkley
Sgt B G Hooker
Sgt E J Hill
F/Sgt D Laurie
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
W/O F H Hansen
F/Sgt E Ashley

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The details were last updated: 09 June 2022

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