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
P PD313 - - BQ-P SOC 26 Oct 1945 - F/O J A Beale
F/O J E Franklyn
F/O G E Mearns
P/O R J Moran
F/L D R Parsons
F/O D W Summons
Sgt C C Jerman
Sgt F Norris
F/Sgt W G Kelly
Sgt J F McKeen
Sgt D O'Neil
Sgt A Colin
F/O H Dodds
P/O A R Brown
F/O L O Browning
Sgt A Laidlaw
Sgt H Lewis
F/Sgt C W Beckingham
F/O C J Clarke
Sgt J T Tunstall
F/Sgt H E Miell
F/O A J Coldwell
Sgt L O Precieux
F/Sgt F W Bradley
F/Sgt L A J Gauthier
F/L D J Foster
Sgt F P Newcombe
Sgt S Pick
F/O H A G Gadd
Sgt P R Kingman
Sgt J Leonard
Sgt W Smith
P/O S W Nielson
Sgt Matthews
F/O A F Geen
F/O G C Glover
F/Sgt R A Spearing
Sgt MacKenzie
F/Sgt J L McKeown
F/O A W L Lohrey
F/Sgt V B Cassapi
F/Sgt E C Westhorpe
F/Sgt W G Anderson
Sgt N Tinsley
Sgt A James
F/Sgt A Jarnell
F/Sgt D T Williams
Sgt V Rose
Sgt D H Shaw
Sgt A M McCreight
Sgt R O Smith
F/Sgt A W Robinson
Sgt J E Lindsay
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 G S Nankivell
F/O A Benger
F/Sgt J W Arnold
W/O J J Boland
Sgt J F O'Halloran
F/Sgt J F Thomas
Sgt R J Kemmett
F/Sgt A W Scott
Sgt C W Read
Sgt T S Wood
Sgt T J Cronin
Sgt A Murphy
Sgt G E Carter
F/Sgt J Price
Sgt M W Morrison
F/Sgt K Robinson
Sgt E Dinsley
Sgt J Cooper
F/L C M Irving
F/Sgt G D Vine
F/SO J S White
F/O G A Heather
P/O H C C Bontoft
Sgt J H O'Leary
Sgt W N Chew
W/Cdr B Bell

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The details were last updated: 20 June 2024

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