Squadron Aircraft: Summary Information

Summary

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:
http://lancasterbombersinfo.ipage.com/Data/Form-78s/Lancaster/NG392-NG503/mobile/index.html:
Movement cards in the range NG392-NG503 ("flick" through the pages to the service number you seek).

https://www.lancasterbombers.net/abbreviations-form-78/
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
G PD319 - - BQ-G FTR 14 Oct 1944, Duisburg.
One of two 550 Sqdn Lancasters lost on this operation. See also NG133.
Crew all KIA.
All buried in Holland at Venray War Cemetery
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F/O F S Adley
F/L J C Lord
P/O R J Moran
F/L G T Pyke
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
Sgt K W C Down
F/Sgt R Sebaski
Sgt A A A Vass
P/O J Elliott
Sgt A J Schomberg
Sgt P J Sculley
F/Sgt E M Watkins
Sgt F E Self
Sgt H D Iddles-White
Sgt D Hellings
Sgt D Peters
Sgt L Adams
Sgt D S Eldred
Sgt A T Ellement
F/O R A Tapsell
F/O D J K White
F/O H Black
F/Sgt G E Collinson
F/O J J W Dawson
Sgt E W C Edmunds
F/Sgt F W Willmer
Sgt J M Palmer
Sgt J Earnshaw
F/Sgt W H Harkness
F/Sgt R H Whitticar
F/Sgt W Horlor
F/Sgt F Hutchinson
P/O W P F Daniels
Sgt J G Woodhall
Sgt R G Roberts
Sgt R Wright
F/Sgt F R Easton
Sgt A E Baker
Sgt W F Baker

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: PD319.

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The details were last updated: 18 June 2024


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