Squadron Personnel Decorations

Overview

There follows below lists of the decorations awarded to members of 550 Squadron. The information used to build this page was taken in the first instance from the lists provided on the original Squadron Association web-site, but has been augmented by new and additional information gathered since that time.

The bulk of the general information about individual medals, and the photos, has been obtained from the following sources:


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.

Definitions of the abbreviations used are available: here.


Distinguished Service Order (DSO)

Medal

DSO

Rank Initials
(First Name)
Last Name Decorations Service Flight Other Information Web Links
S/L W F

(William Fleming)
Caldow AFC
DFM
DSO
RAF C Flight Commander C Flight: 08 Nov 44 - 20 Mar 45
Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. L.F.S. w.e.f. 13.11.44
Completed tour on 16.03.45
Posted to No. 13 Base w.e.f. 20.3.45
Station ORB: Posted to 1651 Conversion Unit w.e.f. 13.4.45
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SqdnLeaderWFCaldow/index.php

/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/EE139-ThePhantomOfTheRuhr/FlLtJCassidy/index.php

/pages/bomber-command-books.php#TonUpLancs

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/36480/supplement/1838/data.pdf

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37324/supplement/5235/data.pdf

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tH8OVAICjQ

F/O G A

(Godfrey Arnold)
Morrison DSO
RAF A (P) (I)
Posted to 550 Sqdn on squadron start-up from 100 Sqdn "C" Flight
9th February 1944 Immediate Award of DSO
Posted to 13 Base w.e.f 20/03/1945
Posted to No. 103 Squadron Elsham Wolds on 24.4.44 [Ed: it is not clear if the ORB is reporting conflicting xfrs here.]

F/O Morrison was lost on the 22/23 May 1944 to Dortmund (103 Sqdn lost a lot of crews in May 44) and is buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOGAMorrison/index.php

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2040551/MORRISON,%20GODFREY%20ARNOLD


TOTAL: 2


Conspicuous Gallantry Medal (CGM)

Medal

CGM

Rank Initials
(First Name)
Last Name Decorations Service Flight Other Information Web Links
W/O G W

(George Wilfred)
Brook CGM
RAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn (from 100 Sqdn?) w.e.f. from 25.11.43
Posted from this Sqdn to 1656 CU w.e.f. 8.2.44
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/WOGWBrook/index.php

F/Sgt A H

(Arthur Harrington)
Jefferies CGM
RAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn on squadron start-up from 100 Sqdn "C" Flight
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FSgtAHJefferies/index.php

http://www.rebecq-memorial.eu/jalay.php

http://www.aircrewremembered.com/raf1944/3/jefferiesarthur.html

/original-site-archive/lib/image052.jpg


TOTAL: 2


Bar to Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC*)

Medal

DFC-Bar

Rank Initials
(First Name)
Last Name Decorations Service Flight Other Information Web Links
F/L J

(James)
Cassidy DFC*
RAAF C Navigator with S/Ldr Willie Caldow.
Flew on the last operational mission of The Phantom of the Ruhr (BQ-B).

Flew 1st tour with 12/626 Sqdn (06/07/43-29/01/44) out of Wickenby (see Jack Currie, Lancaster Target) where he was awarded the DFC, followed by 2nd tour with 550 Sqdn (18/11/44-16/03/45) where he added a Bar to his DFC.
DFC gazetted in the supplement to the London Gazette 20/12/45 (S/L Pickles RAAF in the same edition).
Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. L.F.S. w.e.f. 13.11.44
Completed tour on 16.03.45

Post-war returned to live in Australia and then returned to the UK. Died July 2015 just a couple of months short of his 94th birthday
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/EE139-ThePhantomOfTheRuhr/FlLtJCassidy/index.php

/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SqdnLeaderWFCaldow/index.php

http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/Veteran.aspx?ServiceID=R&VeteranID=1042948

/pages/bomber-command-books.php#TonUpLancs

/pages/bomber-command-books.php#LancasterTarget

/pages/bomber-command-books.php#FromANewAngle

http://www.626-squadron.co.uk/crews6.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tH8OVAICjQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfj0OnSb53A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7b_w5EX04E

G/C R V

(Richard)
McIntyre DFC*
RAF - Station Commander
Attached to Station on 9th Dec. 1943 as Station Commander
Flew pilot with F/O Waite (2nd pilot) crew (LL826,30 April 44)
Flew pilot with F/O Manley (2nd pilot) crew (PD221,3 Aug 1944)
Flew pilot with F/Sgt Hopman (2nd pilot) crew (DV200,8 Aug 1944)
Flew pilot with P/O R P Franklyn (2nd pilot) crew (PD221, 25 Oct 1944)
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtWaite/index.php

/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FSgtRHopman/index.php

/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FORPFranklyn/index.php

S/L R M

(Roland Macrae)
Newitt DFC*
RCAF A Flight Commander A Flight: 07 Nov 44 - 23 Apr 45. Posted from 1662 CU w.e.f 3/11/44 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtMNewitt/index.php

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/37277/supplements/4705

/pages/bomber-command-books.php#FlyingIntoHell

S/L E L

(Edgar Lewis)
Pickles DFC*
RAAF B Flight Commander B Flight: 04 Jan 45- May 45
Posted from No. 1656 Con Unit w.e.f. 4.12.44
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SqdnLeaderEdgarPickles/index.php

http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/Veteran.aspx?ServiceID=R&VeteranID=1060238

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/37324/supplements/5235

S/L B J

Redmond DFC*
RAF B Flight Commander B Flight: Jul 44 - 03 Jan 45
Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 LFS Hemswell on 7.6.44. Posted in a F/Lt Redmond
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SqdnLeaderBJRedmond/index.php

F/L D A

(David Arnot ("Jock"))
Shaw DFC*
RAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 L.F.S. Hemswell on 2.6.44
First live op as 2nd pilot to F/L Waite, LL850 (12 June 44)
Pilot (Press on Regardless ED905)
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtDAShaw/index.php

/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtJPMorris/index.php

/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtRJLiefooghe/index.php

http://www.wartimememories.co.uk/airfields/northkillingholme.html#Bruce

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/37088/supplements/2624

F/O P H

(Peter)
Spindler DFC*
RAF - Posted from No 1656 Con Unit w.e.f. 4.12.44 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SqdnLeaderEdgarPickles/index.php


TOTAL: 7


Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)

Medal

DFC

Rank Initials
(First Name)
Last Name Decorations Service Flight Other Information Web Links
F/O F S

(Frederick Sydney)
Adley DFC
RAF - Listed variously in ORB as Sgt, P/O and F/O
Nickname of "Pop" annotated to some photographs
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FORATapsell/index.php

/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOVPAnsell/index.php

/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtDAShaw/index.php

/original-site-archive/lib/image054.jpg

F/O W W

(William Wade)
Alderdice DFC
RCAF -
Posted from 550 Sqdn to 22 O.T.U w.e.f. 17/02/45
14 sorties with 103 Sqn, DFC gazetted 21/9/45
-
F/L V B

(Victor Brian)
Ansell DFC
RAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 LFS wef 26.8.44
First live op as 2nd pilot to F/Lt Shaw (ED905, 6 Sept 1944)
Posted from 550 Sqdn to No. 20 O.T.U w.e.f. 03/01/45
DFC gazetted 13/4/45
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOVPAnsell/index.php

F/O J A

(Jim)
Beale DFC
RCAF - (P)
Died July 2013
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOJABeale/index.php

/original-site-archive/lib/image044.jpg

/original-site-archive/lib/image136.jpg

F/O G W

(Garnet Wigle)
Bell DFC
RCAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 11 base w.e.f. 27.9.44
Posted from 550 Sqdn to 24 O.T.U w.e.f. 15/02/45
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOGWBell/index.php

W/Cdr J J

(James Johnson)
Bennett DFC
RAF - Commanding Officer: 25 Nov 43 - 17 May 44.
First Commanding Officer of 550 Squadron.
Selected to attend the Senior Commander's Course at R.A.F. College, Cranwell, commencing 17th May 1944.
Added Bar to DFC after leaving 550 Sqdn.
/pages/550-sqdn-memorial-stone.php

/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SqdnLeaderGDGraham/index.php

/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOJORichard/index.php

/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtRWPicton/index.php

/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtAJGrain/index.php

/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POVJBouchard/index.php

/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FSgtDCBarton/index.php

F/O J J

(John Joseph)
Berg DFC
RAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 LFS Hemswell on 27.5.44 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SqdnLeaderGSSmith/index.php

http://www.aircrewremembered.com/raf1944/5/smithgavin.html

P/O W J

(William John)
Bibby DFC
RAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn from RAF Wickenby w.e.f. 13/3/44
First live op as 2nd Pilot to P/O Kenyon, ME581 18/19 March 1944
Posted to 28 OTU on 21.7.44
[1437322 (N.C.O number)]
Believed to be from Burnley
Died Thursday 4th May 2017, aged 96
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POWJBibby/index.php

F/O G E

(George Elliott)
Blackler DFC
RAF - First live op as 2nd pilot to F/L Dubois (LL831, 23rd Sept 1944)
Posted to No. 1656 C.U. w.e.f 20/03/1945
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOGEBlackler/index.php

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37182/supplement/3685

P/O V J

(Vernon John ("Bud"))
Bouchard DFC
RCAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn on squadron start-up from 100 Sqdn "C" Flight (as F/Sgt, later P/O)
Crew flew with F/Sgt Bouchard as 2nd pilot to 550 CO W/Cmdr Bennett LL882, 1 Mar 1944
Pilot Officer Vernon John BOUCHARD (Can/J.85054), No. 550 Squadron DFC Gazetted 2 June 1944 (see links)
Posted to 82 O.T.U on 28.5.44
On transfer in as F/Sgt service number R.51217; on transfer out as P/O service number J.85054
Died 22/12/1944 (CWGC web-site link provided)
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POVJBouchard/index.php

/pages/550-sqdn-photos.php#POVJBouchard

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/36550/supplements/2702

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2761919/BOUCHARD,%20VERNON%20JOHN

http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/2761919?Vernon%20John%20Bouchard

http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/books/page?page=254&book=2&sort=pageAsc

F/O K

(Kenyon)
Bowen-Bravery CdG
DFC
RAF - Posted to the Squadron w.e.f 18/12/43 from 1667 CU
DFC awarded Sept 1944
Died Sept. 2013
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOKBowen-Bravery/index.php

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/military-obituaries/air-force-obituaries/10348260/Squadron-Leader-Kenyon-Bowen-Bravery.html

/original-site-archive/lib/image124.jpg

W/O T E

(Thomas Edward)
Boyle DFC
RCAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn on squadron start-up from 100 Sqdn "C" Flight

Tour expired crew: posted to 82 O.T.U on 10.6.44
(R150138/J87100)
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOJORichard/index.php

P/O W N H

(Walter Nicholas Hugh)
Brawn DFC
RAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1656 CU w.e.f. 21/2/44
First live op as 2nd Pilot to P/O Kenyon, DV279 24/25 Feb 1944
Post-war remained in the RAF retiring as a Squadron Leader 12th Feb. 1961
[Ed: Service numbers 1455692/175648]
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POWNHBrawn/index.php

http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1951/1951%20-%200085.html

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/42307/supplements/2162/page.pdf

F/L A W

(Arthur William)
Browne DFC
RCAF - (P) (I)
Posted from 1662 CU w.e.f 4.3.45
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtAWBrowne/index.php

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/37109/supplements/2848/page.pdf

/pages/550-sqdn-reunion-2013.php

F/O M A

(Melvin Arthur)
Buchanan DFC
RCAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 L.F.S. Hemswell on 12.5.44
First live op as 2nd pilot to P/O N S Rogers (LL837, 24th May 44)
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOMABuchanan/index.php

/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/PONSRogers/index.php

F/O L B

(Leslie Blair)
Cameron DFC
RAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 LFS w.e.f. 13/07/44. First operational flight as 2nd pilot to F/O Dubois (LM182, 01 Aug 1944) /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOLBCameron/index.php

http://www.raf.mod.uk/bombercommand/aug44.html

F/L D H

(Donald Marshall)
Clark DFC
RAF - Senior Gunnery Officer: 20 Jul 44 - Oct 45
Posted to 550 Sqdn from 300 Sqdn on 20.7.44
DFC awarded 23/3/45
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/36135/supplement/3685

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/36997/supplement/1597

F/L D M

Clark DFC
RAF - - /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/PORVaughan/index.php

/pages/550-sqdn-logbooks.php#WOPorterLogBook

F/O G G H

(George Glen Harrison)
Cowper DFC
RAF - (P) (I). F/O Cowper (and crew) posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 11 Base w.e.f 16/10/44. Posted to No. 1667 CU w.e.f from 31/03/1945 http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/36161/pages/3975/page.pdf

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/37141/supplements/3267/page.pdf

/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOGGHCowper/index.php

F/O W F

(Walter Fred)
Cox DFC
RCAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 L.F.S Hemswell on 27.5.44
Posted to RCAF "R" Depot w.e.f 3.11.44
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOMLDubois/index.php

F/L J F

(James Fraser)
Craig DFC
RNZAF - - /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtJFCraig/index.php

F/L A B

(Anthony Boyd)
Craig DFC
RAAF -
Re-posted to 550 Sqdn to fill Establishment Post and granted the rank of Acting Flight Lieutenant w.e.f. 01/12/43I,
Posted to 27 O.T.U. on 14.5.44 (on completion of first tour)
-
F/L L

(Leslie)
Dale DFC
RAF - (P) (I) /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtLDale/index.php

/pages/550-sqdn-reunion-2010.php#FLLeslieDale

F/O W M

(William McHardy)
Davidson DFC
RAF - (P) (I)
Posted to 550 Sqdn from 100 Squadron w.e.f. 8.11.44
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOWMDavidson/index.php

F/O M L

(Maurice Leo)
Dubois DFC
RCAF - (P) (I)
Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 L.F.S Hemswell on 27.5.44
Flew first live op as 2nd pilot to P/O Boocock (LL976, 5 June 1944)
Posted to RCAF "R" Depot wef 3.11.44
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOMLDubois/index.php

/original-site-archive/lib/image002.jpg

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/36728/supplements/4538

F/O C G K

(Charles George Kristian)
Edlund AFM
DFC
RAF - Posted to 1668 CU w.e.f 30/03/1945
DFC in London Gazette 17th July 1945
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOCGKEdlund/index.php

/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/WingCmdrBryanBell/index.php

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/36294/supplement/5533

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37182/supplement/3685

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37286/supplement/4809

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/38946/supplement/3175

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/40010/supplement/5998

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/40442/supplement/1934

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/41627/supplement/963

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/42425/supplement/5676

P/O E M

England DFC
RAAF - (P) -
F/O T N

Evans DFC
RAF - - -
F/O T A

(Thomas Alfred)
Evans DFC
RAF - May be Henry Thomas Alfred Evans (156688), whose DFC was gazetted in the supplement to the London Gazette 15/8/44 /pages/550-sqdn-photos.php#PORogersCrew

F/O D D S

Ferguson DFC
RAF - /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FODDSFerguson/index.php

F/O R G

Fink DFC
RCAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 LFS w.e.f 3.6.44
Posted to No. 1662 CU w.e.f. 17.10.44
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtFSSteele/index.php

http://www.skynet.ie/~dan/war/flightsa/Flight_AS1945-1.pdf

F/O R P

(Reginald Patrick)
Franklyn DFC
RAAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1668 C.U. w.e.f. 16.10.44
First live op as 2nd Pilot to F/O Les Cameron to Stuttgart on 19/10/1944
Brother of F/O J E Franklyn DFC, also of 550 Sqdn
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FORPFranklyn/index.php

http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/Veteran.aspx?ServiceId=R&VeteranId=1047756

/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOJEFranklyn/index.php

F/O J E

(John Edward ("Jack"))
Franklyn DFC
RAAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1668 C.U. w.e.f. 16.10.44
Flew first live op as 2nd pilot to P/O Ansell, in JB345 19.10.44
Brother of F/O R P Franklyn DFC, also of 550 Sqdn
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOJEFranklyn/index.php

http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/Veteran.aspx?ServiceId=R&VeteranId=1047755

/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FORPFranklyn/index.php

F/L K W L

(Kenneth William Lipscombe)
Fuller DFC
RAF - Senior Gunnery Officer: 09 Jul 44 - 14 Jul 44 (Killed)
Posted to 550 Sqdon from 12 Sqdn on 9.7.44
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SqdnLeaderBJRedmond/index.php

S/L A P

Gainsford DFC
RNZAF C Flight Commander C Flight: 09 Sep 44 - 07 Nov 44 -
F/O S P

(Stephen)
George DFC
DFM
RAF - From Enfield
Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. L.F.S. w.e.f. 13.11.44
Completed tour on 16.03.45
Posted to A.C.A.C. Catterick w.e.f. 13.4.45
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SqdnLeaderWFCaldow/index.php

/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/EE139-ThePhantomOfTheRuhr/FlLtJCassidy/Images/index.php

/pages/bomber-command-books.php#FromANewAngle

F/O C S

George DFC
RAF - - -
S/L G D

(Gordon Donald)
Graham AFC
DFC
RAAF B Flight Commander B Flight: 25 Nov 43 - 27 May 44 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SqdnLeaderGDGraham/index.php

/original-site-archive/lib/image050.jpg

F/O J R

(Jack)
Harding DFC
RCAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn on squadron start-up from 100 Sqdn "C" Flight
One of the founding members of 550 Squadron and North Killingholme Association.
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SqdnLeaderGDGraham/index.php

F/L O A

(Oswald Anthony)
Hardy DFC
RAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 LFS Hemswell on 7.6.44 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SqdnLeaderBJRedmond/index.php

F/O J

(John)
Harris DFC
RAF - First live ops flight as 2nd pilot with F/O Hussey crew (10 Sept 1944, PA991))
DFC gazetted (to Acting Fl/Lt Harris 177913), issue 37088 18 May 1945
Posted from 550 Sqdn to 1687 B.D.T. Flt w.e.f. 16.2.45
After the war had ended F/O Harris was killed in a flying accident in a Spitfire on the 11th January 1946. He is buried in Anfield (Liverpool) Cemetary (service no. on CWGC 177913)
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOJHarris/index.php

http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2411711/HARRIS,%20JOHN

F/L J

(Jack)
Harris DFC
RAF - Wing Cmdr (Retr.), Secretary 550 Squadron and North Killingholme Association.
Posted from No. 1 LFS w.e.f. 30/08/44
Did a tour of 37 ops.
First live ops flight as 2nd pilot with F/O Thygesen crew (10 Sept 1944, JB532)
DFC gazetted, issue 37088 18 May 1945
Post-war remained in the RAF. Promoted to Squadron Leader 1st Jan. 1950
Promoted to Wing Commander 1st Jan. 1958
As Wing Commander Harris appointed OBE in the Birthday Honours list 1960 (published Supplement To The London Gazette, 11th June 1960)
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtJHarris/index.php

http://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37088/supplement/2624

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/38803/supplements/53

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/41266/supplements/7593

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/42051/supplements/3981

/pages/550-sqdn-reunion-2004-60th-anniversary.php

/pages/550-sqdn-reunion-2005.php

/pages/550-sqdn-reunion-2009.php

/pages/550-sqdn-reunion-2010.php

/pages/550-sqdn-reunion-2011.php

/pages/550-sqdn-reunion-2012.php

/pages/550-sqdn-reunion-2013.php

/pages/550-sqdn-reunion-2014.php

/pages/550-sqdn-reunion-2015.php

http://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37088/supplement/2624

P/O N D

Holdsworth DFC
RAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 L.F.S. Hemswell on 19.5.44 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/PONDHoldsworth/index.php

F/O J C

(Joseph)
Hutcheson DFC
RAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 L.F.S on 7.6.44
Flew the Phantom of the Ruhr (BQ-B) on her 100th operation.
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOJCHutcheson/index.php

P/O C G H

Kenyon DFC
RAF - Posted to the Squadron w.e.f 10/12/43 from 1667 CU. /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POCGHKenyon/index.php

W/O D H

Knight DFC
RCAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn on squadron start-up from 100 Sqdn "C" Flight (as F/Sgt, later W/O)
Posted to 82 O.T.U on 28.5.44
On transfer in as F/Sgt; on transfer out as W/O
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POVJBouchard/index.php

/pages/550-sqdn-photos.php#POVJBouchard

Sgt J H

(John)
Knox DFC
RCAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn on squadron start-up from 100 Sqdn "C" Flight
Posted to 82 O.T.U on 28.5.44
On transfer in as Sgt; on transfer out as W/O
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POVJBouchard/index.php

/pages/550-sqdn-photos.php#POVJBouchard

F/O J J

(John James)
Logan DFC
RAF - - /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtRWPicton/index.php

/pages/550-sqdn-achiet-le-petit-commemoration-2015.php

http://www.francecrashes39-45.net/page_fiche_av.php?id=1093

http://www.ww1cemeteries.com/ww2_cemeteries/achiet_lp_cc.htm

F/L J C

(Jim)
Lord DFC
RAF - Posted from 1 L.F.S Hemswell on 2.6.44
First live op as 2nd pilot to S/L Nicholas PA991, 12 June 1944
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtJCLord/index.php

F/L E H

Luder DFC
RAAF - First live op as 2nd pilot to F/Lt Shaw (ED905, 31 Oct 1944) /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtEHLuder/index.php

S/L K

MacAleavey DFC
RAF A Flight Commander A Flight: 20 Jul 44 - 28 Aug 44 (Missing)
Interned in Camp L1 PoW No.5294
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOSCBeeson/index.php#SLdrMacAleavey

/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SqdnLeaderGDGraham/index.php

/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/WOTALloyd/index.php

/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOAAbrams/index.php

/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/WOGWBrook/index.php

/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtAJGrain/index.php

/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOEVSage/index.php

/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FSgtDCBarton/index.php

F/L K

MacAleavey DFC
RAF - Senior Navigation Officer: 25 Nov 43 - 19 Jul 44
Then Flight Commander A Flight (see separate record)
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOLWHussey/index.php

/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOLNBCann/index.php

F/L A J D

(Donald)
MacLachlan DFC
RAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 625 Sqdn w.e.f. 9.11.44 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtAJDMacLachlan/index.php

/pages/550-sqdn-photos.php#FlightLieutenantMcLaughlinCrew

F/L M F A

(Michael Francis Aston)
Maltin DFC
RAF - DFC gazetted, issue 37088 18 May 1945 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtMFAMaltin/index.php

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/37088/supplements/2624

P/O P

(Philip)
Maxwell DFC
RAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1662 CU w.e.f. 1/2/44
On completion of tour posted to 86 OTU on 2.7.44
Died Brisbane, 1975
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POPMaxwell/index.php

F/L A D

(Alexander Donovan)
McConnell DFC
RNZAF - Senior Bombing Officer: 25 Nov 43 - 16 Jun 44 (Missing) /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POWJBibby/index.php

/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FODFNeilson/index.php

/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOEVSage/index.php

/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/PONSRogers/index.php

http://www.flickr.com/photos/550squadron/3008785975/

W/Cdr J C

McWatters DFC
RAF - Commanding Officer: 25 Feb 45 - 02 Oct 45
Class A release w.e.f 03.10.45
/original-site-archive/histmemoirsb17seacrash.htm

F/O G E

(Geoff)
Mearns DFC
RAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 L.F.S w.e.f 24.11.44
Flew 1st live Op as 2nd pilot to F/Lt Maltin, NG120, 6th Dec 1944
Northwich, Cheshire (became a school teacher)
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POGMearns/index.php

/pages/550-sqdn-photos.php#POGMearns

F/O L G

Michie DFC
RCAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 71 Base w.e.f. 19.12.44 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOLGMichie/index.php

P/O R J

Moran DFC
RAAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 L.F.S. w.e.f. 13.08.44 (with Dodds crew)
First listed as F/Sgt, then P/O later F/O
Posted to 550 Sqdn from N/E sick w.e.f 17.11.44
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOHDodds/index.php

S/L P A

(Peter)
Nicholas DFC
RAF A Flight Commander A Flight: 19 Jan 44 - 19 Jul 44.

Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1662 Con. Unit w.e.f 12/01/44.
Posted to 83 O.T.U. on 19.7.44

Post-war (1993) became the 2nd President of the Squadron Association
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SqdnLeaderPANicholas/index.php

/php-library/mysql-utils/reports/rpt_squadron_newsletters.php#Issue4

/php-library/mysql-utils/reports/rpt_squadron_newsletters.php#Issue5

P/O G C

Nottman DFC
RAAF - - -
F/L D R

Parsons DFC
RAAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1668 CU w.e.f 6.11.44
First operational flight as 2nd pilot to W/O Hopman (16th Nov 44)
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtDRParsons/index.php

F/O G

Pasco DFC
RAAF - - -
F/L R W

(Richard William ("Dickie"))
Picton DFC
RAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn on squadron start-up from 100 Sqdn "C" Flight
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtRWPicton/index.php

/pages/550-sqdn-achiet-le-petit-commemoration-2015.php

http://www.francecrashes39-45.net/page_fiche_av.php?id=1093

http://www.ww1cemeteries.com/ww2_cemeteries/achiet_lp_cc.htm

F/O R

Purvis DFC
RAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. L.F.S Hemswell on 17.5.44
Instructor (P)
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FORPurvis/index.php

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/36728/supplements/4538

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/36798/pages/5275

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/37578/supplements/2512

/pages/bomber-command-books.php#FlyingIntoHell

F/L G T

Pyke DFC
- F/L Pyke crew posted from No. 1 LFS w.e.f. 31/08/44
First live op as 2nd pilot to F/O Dawson PA991 10 Sept 44
Posted from 550 Sqdn to 30 O.T.U w.e.f. 17/02/45
Instructor (P)
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtGTPyke/index.php

/original-site-archive/lib/image022.jpg

F/O J P

(James Peter)
Rennie DFC
RCAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn from RAF Wickenby w.e.f. 13/3/44
Posted to 22 OTU on 21.7.44
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POWJBibby/index.php

F/L C A

Rhude DFC
RCAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 576 Sqdn w.e.f. 8.11.44 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOCARhude/index.php

F/L J O

Richard DFC
RCAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn on squadron start-up from 100 Sqdn "C" Flight

Tour expired crew: posted to 86 O.T.U on 17.6.44
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOJORichard/index.php

P/O J R

(Joe)
Rigby DFC
RAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 LFS w.e.f. 13/07/44
Posted from 550 Sqdn to No. 1662 Con. Unit w.e.f. 21.12.44
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOLBCameron/index.php

/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtRPStone/index.php

F/O W D

(William Dale)
Robertson DFC
RCAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 L.F.S. Hemswell on 2.6.44 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOVAThygessen/index.php

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/36899/supplement/472

P/O T D

Rodgers DFC
RAF - - -
W/Cdr G F

Rodney AFC
DFC
RAF - Commanding Officer: 03 Oct 45 - 31 Oct 45
Posted to 550 Sqdn from 153 Sqdn w.e.f. 3.10.1945
-
P/O N S

Rogers DFC
RAF - Posted from 550 Sqdn to 86 O.T.U. on 1.7.44 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/PONSRogers/index.php

/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POEFMarles/index.php

/pages/550-sqdn-photos.php#PORogersCrew

F/L N L

(Norman)
Rose DFC
RAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 L.F.S. on 13.7.44 (as F/O Rose)
First operational flight as 2nd pilot to F/O Wareham (01 Aug 1944)
Posted from 550 Sqdn to No. 238 Sqdn, w.e.f. 22.12.44
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtNLRose/index.php

S/L J C

(Peter)
Sarll DFC
RAF C Flight Commander C Flight: 21 Mar 45 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SqdnLeaderJCSarll/index.php

F/O R G

(Reginald Geoffrey)
Screen DFC
RAF - Instructor (P) /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FORGScreen/index.php

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/37080/supplements/2529/page.pdf

F/O P C

(Peter Cahill)
Sharp DFC
RAF - - /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POCGHKenyon/index.php

F/O H A

Shenker DFC
RCAF P - /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOHAShenker/index.php

F/O K F

(Kenneth Frederick)
Sidwell DFC
RAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No.11 Base w.e.f. 28.9.44
First live op as 2nd pilot to F/Lt Rose, LL811, 11 Oct 1944
Posted from 550 Sqdn to No.1651 CU w.e.f from 25/03/45.
Later: KIA, 30/10/1945 - but not on the 550 RoH (indeed the squadron was disbanding at the time of his death).
Commemorated Runnymede, Panel 267
Lancaster NN813, crashed 30-Oct-1945 on a training sortie with 1653 HCU. Crew: F/O K.F. Sidwell DFC +; P/O J.C. Prince +; Sgt. G.A. Boddy +; F/O W.S. Lees +; Sgt. J.O.E. Ogden +; Sgt. R.T. Trebble +; Sgt. P. Cumberworth +
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOKFSidwell/index.php

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/37187/supplements/3782/page.pdf

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/37093/supplements/2661/page.pdf

http://www.lancaster-archive.com/lanc_uknowncrashsites.pdf

F/O P J

Singer DFC
RAF - - -
W/Cdr A F M

(Alan Francis Moir)
Sisley DFC
RAF - Commanding Officer: 16 Jul 44 - 31 Aug 44 (Missing)
Australian from Sydney, joined the RAF in the mid-thirties
Posted to 550 Sqdn from 11 Base H.Q. on 15.7.44
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POPCSiddall/index.php

/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FORPurvis/index.php

P/O K A

(Kenneth)
Smith DFC
RAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 103 Sqdn w.e.f 8.11.44
Posted in as Sgt Smith. W/O Smith. From 20/02/45 listed in ORB as P/O Smith. From 23/02/45 as F/O Smith
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POKASmith/index.php

F/O E M

Smith DFC
RAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 100 Sqdn w.e.f 8.11.44 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOEMSmith/index.php

S/L G S

(Gavin Strang)
Smith DFC
RAF B Flight Commander B Flight: 29 May 44 - 16 Jun 44 (Missing)
Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 LFS Hemswell on 27.5.44
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SqdnLeaderGSSmith/index.php

http://www.aircrewremembered.com/raf1944/5/smithgavin.html

F/O H B

Snellgrove DFC
RCAF - - -
F/L F S

(Frank Stanley "Stainless")
Steele DFC
RCAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 LFS w.e.f 3.6.44
First live op as 2nd Pilot to F/O Neilson, LL811 14 June 1944
Posted to RCAF "R" Depot w.e.f. 30.10.44
Post-war retired in 1967 as Squadron Leader
Died Ottawa May 2012, aged 93
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtFSSteele/index.php

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/36894/supplements/415

/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtFSSteele/LogBooks/FLtFSSteele.pdf

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Frank+Stainless+Steele+impossible+forget/6722420/story.html

F/O I A

("Bud")
Stevenson DFC
RCAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. L.F.S on 14.7.44
From Wallaceburg and London Ontario
First operational flight as 2nd pilot to F/O Thygessen (01 Aug 1994)
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOIAStevenson/index.php

F/O D W

(David)
Summons DFC
RAAF - Instructor (P)
Posted to 1651 C.U. w.e.f 28.3.45
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FODWSummons/index.php

P/O S B

Taylor DFC
RAF - Initially F/Sgt Taylor, later P/O
First Live op as 2nd pilot to P/O Bouchard, ND425, 22 Api 1944
LL850 was wrecked but no crew injuries
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POSBTaylor/index.php

/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POVJBouchard/index.php

F/Lt R

(Rhys ("Tommy"))
Thomas DFC
RAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 L.F.S. Hemswell on 24.5.44
First live op as 2nd pilot to P/O Maxwell 5th June 1944 LL838
Finished tour of Operations on 17.9.44
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtRThomas/index.php

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/36044/supplements/2617

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/36165/supplements/4018

"http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/36894/supplements/414

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/39198/supplements/2001

P/O G E

(Gwyn Edward "Ward")
Thomas CdG
DFC
RAF - Posted to the Squadron w.e.f 18/12/43 from 1667 CU
Post-war Ward Thomas was CEO of Grampian Television (1961-7), Managing Director & Chairman of Yorkshire Television (1967-76, 1993-7), and Chairman of Trident Television (1976-84).
Awarded CBE.
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOKBowen-Bravery/index.php

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ward_Thomas

F/O V A

(Victor Allen Christian)
Thygessen DFC
RCAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 L.F.S. Hemswell on 2.6.44 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOVAThygessen/index.php

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/36835/supplement/5692

F/L R E G

(Richard)
Waite DFC
RAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn from RAF Station Kermington, w.e.f. 6.3.44
On completion of operational tour posted to 86 O.T.U on 7.7.44

Posted to 550 Sqdn from 16 O.T.U. w.e.f. 8.3.45
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtWaite/index.php

F/L J

Ward DFC
RAF - - -
W/O H C

White DFC
RAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1 L.F.S Hemswell on 24.4.44

Posted to No. 300 Sqdn on 12.6.44 for the formation of an English Flight on a Polish Sqdn
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FSgtHCWhite/index.php

F/L L O

Williams DFC
RAAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 11 Base w.e.f. 2.10.44
Instructor(P)
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtLOWilliams/index.php

F/O J B

Wright DFC
RAF - - -
P/O A D

Young DFC
RAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No, 1 LFS w.e.f. 13/08/44
2nd Pilot to P/O Vaughan on 26 Aug 44 in LL831
-

TOTAL: 100


Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM)

Medal

DFM

Rank Initials
(First Name)
Last Name Decorations Service Flight Other Information Web Links
P/O L

(Leonard)
Brooks DFM
RAF - Posted from No 1656 Con Unit w.e.f. 4.12.44 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SqdnLeaderEdgarPickles/index.php

P/O E C W

(Ernest Charles William)
Bull DFM
RAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn on squadron start-up from 100 Sqdn "C" Flight
(DFM awarded as SNCO)
Posted to No. 1 L.F.S. on 28.6.44
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FSgtAHJefferies/index.php

/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POWNHBrawn/index.php

Sgt T P

(Terence Percy)
Burke DFM
RAF - Of W/O Lloyd crew, but flew an op with Jock Shaw crew /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/WOTALloyd/index.php

/documents/public/North-Killingholme/StationNarratives/0008.jpg

/documents/public/North-Killingholme/StationNarratives/0009.jpg

S/L W F

(William Fleming)
Caldow AFC
DFM
DSO
RAF C Flight Commander C Flight: 08 Nov 44 - 20 Mar 45
Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. L.F.S. w.e.f. 13.11.44
Completed tour on 16.03.45
Posted to No. 13 Base w.e.f. 20.3.45
Station ORB: Posted to 1651 Conversion Unit w.e.f. 13.4.45
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SqdnLeaderWFCaldow/index.php

/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/EE139-ThePhantomOfTheRuhr/FlLtJCassidy/index.php

/pages/bomber-command-books.php#TonUpLancs

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/36480/supplement/1838/data.pdf

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37324/supplement/5235/data.pdf

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tH8OVAICjQ

Sgt M H A

Campbell DFM
RAF - - -
F/L P J

(Philip James)
Cornwall DFM
RAAF - Senior Flight Engineer: Dec 43 - 28 May 44
Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1667 Con.Unit w.e.f. 16/12/43 to fill the Establishment Post of Flight Engineer Leader and granted rank of acting F/Lt.

NB: gov.au veterans web-site lists service number as 14850, rather than the 41850 in the Sqdn ORB, and is thus assumed the correct number. See gov.au links for details.
http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/Veteran.aspx?ServiceID=R&VeteranID=1044202

/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POVJBouchard/index.php

F/O S P

(Stephen)
George DFC
DFM
RAF - From Enfield
Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. L.F.S. w.e.f. 13.11.44
Completed tour on 16.03.45
Posted to A.C.A.C. Catterick w.e.f. 13.4.45
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SqdnLeaderWFCaldow/index.php

/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/EE139-ThePhantomOfTheRuhr/FlLtJCassidy/Images/index.php

/pages/bomber-command-books.php#FromANewAngle

F/L A J

(Arthur James)
Grain DFM
RAF - Won DFM with 144 Sqdn (Gazetted 23 Dec 1941) /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtAJGrain/index.php

Sgt D R

(Denis)
Hughes DFM
RAF - Joined 550 Jul 44, posted to a Pathfinders Sqdn Sept 44 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOHGManley/index.php

/original-site-archive/lib/image020.jpg

F/Sgt H

Jennings DFM
RAF - A/B /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SqdnLeaderGDGraham/index.php

Sgt C C

(Charles Clifford)
Jerman DFM
RAF - Later F/Sgt /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FODWSummons/index.php

F/O F M

(Falconer Milne)
Kennedy DFM
RAF - Had recently served with 625 Sqdn, DFM was Gazetted 2 Jun 44 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOLJTMcCarthy/index.php

W/O T A

Lloyd DFM
RAF - Immediate award of DFM recorded in May 1944 ORB for bringing severely damaged ND733 home from Mailly raid of 3/4 May 1944 having ordered the A/B and both AGs to bale out. /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/WOTALloyd/index.php

/documents/public/North-Killingholme/StationNarratives/0008.jpg

/documents/public/North-Killingholme/StationNarratives/0009.jpg

F/Sgt W R I

Maroney DFM
RAF - A/B -
F/Sgt R E

Martin-Smith DFM
RAF - A/G /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtLDale/index.php

Sgt R L G

Moore DFM
RAF - Immediate award of DFM recorded in May 1944 ORB for bringing severely damaged ND733 home from Mailly raid of 3/4 May 1944. /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/WOTALloyd/index.php

/documents/public/North-Killingholme/StationNarratives/0008.jpg

/documents/public/North-Killingholme/StationNarratives/0009.jpg

F/Sgt T

Savas DFM
RCAF - A/B -
F/Sgt D

Stoddart DFM
RAF - Nav -
F/Sgt J

(Joseph)
Teasdale DFM
RAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1. LFS on 29.6.44
Posted from 550 Sqdn to ACAC (Air Crew Allotation Centre in Brackla (Invernesshire)) w.e.f 6.10.44

Prior to joining 550 he carried out at least 23ops with 101 Sdqn where he was awarded the DFM
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SgtGHTown/index.php

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/36215/supplements/4621/page.pdf

http://www.156squadron.com/101Sqn/view_aircrew.asp?pCrewId=17484

/original-site-archive/lib/image066.jpg

F/Sgt R

(Ralph)
Townsend DFM
RAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 LFS Hemswell on 27.5.44
Had flown with 460 Sqdn, his DFM being Gazetted 10 Dec 43
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SqdnLeaderGSSmith/index.php

http://www.aircrewremembered.com/raf1944/5/smithgavin.html

Sgt H

(Harry)
Tulip DFM
RAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 L.F.S Hemswell on 27.5.44
Posted to ACAC Brakla w.e.f 3.11.44
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOMLDubois/index.php

/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POWJBibby/index.php

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37001/supplement/1656

F/L W H

(William Hugh)
Waycott DFM
RAF - Senior Gunnery Officer: 25 Nov 43 - 10 Apr 44 (Missing)
Re-posted to 550 Sqdn to fill Establishment Post and granted the rank of Acting Flight Lieutenant w.e.f. 20/12/43
(prior to posting, F/O Waycott)
Had previously served with 101 Sqdn and details of his award were Gazetted 13 Jul 43.
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtRWPicton/index.php

/pages/550-sqdn-achiet-le-petit-commemoration-2015.php

http://www.francecrashes39-45.net/page_fiche_av.php?id=1093

http://www.ww1cemeteries.com/ww2_cemeteries/achiet_lp_cc.htm

Sgt K P C

(Kenneth Percy Charles)
Williams DFM
RAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn on squadron start-up from 100 Sqdn "C" Flight
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtRWPicton/index.php

/pages/550-sqdn-achiet-le-petit-commemoration-2015.php

http://www.francecrashes39-45.net/page_fiche_av.php?id=1093

http://www.ww1cemeteries.com/ww2_cemeteries/achiet_lp_cc.htm


TOTAL: 23


Air Force Cross (AFC)

Medal

AFC

Rank Initials
(First Name)
Last Name Decorations Service Flight Other Information Web Links
S/L W F

(William Fleming)
Caldow AFC
DFM
DSO
RAF C Flight Commander C Flight: 08 Nov 44 - 20 Mar 45
Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. L.F.S. w.e.f. 13.11.44
Completed tour on 16.03.45
Posted to No. 13 Base w.e.f. 20.3.45
Station ORB: Posted to 1651 Conversion Unit w.e.f. 13.4.45
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SqdnLeaderWFCaldow/index.php

/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/EE139-ThePhantomOfTheRuhr/FlLtJCassidy/index.php

/pages/bomber-command-books.php#TonUpLancs

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/36480/supplement/1838/data.pdf

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37324/supplement/5235/data.pdf

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tH8OVAICjQ

S/L G D

(Gordon Donald)
Graham AFC
DFC
RAAF B Flight Commander B Flight: 25 Nov 43 - 27 May 44 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SqdnLeaderGDGraham/index.php

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W/Cdr G F

Rodney AFC
DFC
RAF - Commanding Officer: 03 Oct 45 - 31 Oct 45
Posted to 550 Sqdn from 153 Sqdn w.e.f. 3.10.1945
-

TOTAL: 3


Air Force Medal (AFM)

Medal

AFM

Rank Initials
(First Name)
Last Name Decorations Service Flight Other Information Web Links
F/O C G K

(Charles George Kristian)
Edlund AFM
DFC
RAF - Posted to 1668 CU w.e.f 30/03/1945
DFC in London Gazette 17th July 1945
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOCGKEdlund/index.php

/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/WingCmdrBryanBell/index.php

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/36294/supplement/5533

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37182/supplement/3685

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37286/supplement/4809

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/38946/supplement/3175

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/40010/supplement/5998

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/40442/supplement/1934

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/41627/supplement/963

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/42425/supplement/5676


TOTAL: 1


Military Medal (MM)

Medal

MM

Rank Initials
(First Name)
Last Name Decorations Service Flight Other Information Web Links
F/L C W

Waitt MM
RAF - Squadron Adjutant: Jan 44 - 26 May 45

One of the small band of RAF officers to hold the Military Medal.
-

TOTAL: 1


Croix de Guerre (France) (CdG)

Medal

CdG

Rank Initials
(First Name)
Last Name Decorations Service Flight Other Information Web Links
Sgt A

(Alan)
Bodill CdG
RAF - Posted to the Squadron w.e.f 18/12/43 from 1667 CU /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOKBowen-Bravery/index.php

F/O K

(Kenyon)
Bowen-Bravery CdG
DFC
RAF - Posted to the Squadron w.e.f 18/12/43 from 1667 CU
DFC awarded Sept 1944
Died Sept. 2013
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOKBowen-Bravery/index.php

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/military-obituaries/air-force-obituaries/10348260/Squadron-Leader-Kenyon-Bowen-Bravery.html

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Sgt A

(Alexander)
Cleghorn CdG
RAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn from R.A.F Station, Lindholme, w.e.f 17.3.14
Posted from 550 Sqdn to 12 Squadron on 26.7.44
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOKBowen-Bravery/index.php

/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOMLDubois/index.php

/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POEFMarles/index.php

F/Sgt J P

Fyffe CdG
RAF - Posted to the Squadron w.e.f 18/12/43 from 1667 CU. /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOKBowen-Bravery/index.php

P/O R

(Richard)
Hopman CdG
RAAF - F/Sgt later P/O
Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 LFS on 16.7.44
First operational flight: flew as 2nd Pilot with F/O Shaw 1 Aug 1944
2nd pilot to G/C McIntyre, DV200 (8 Aug 1944)
26 Aug 1944 W5005 (Nan), ditched in Humber - no injuries
Posted from 550 Sqdn to No. 27 O.T.U , w.e.f 25-1-45
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FSgtRHopman/index.php

/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtDAShaw/index.php

/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOESAllen/index.php

http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/Veteran.aspx?ServiceID=R&VeteranID=884765

F/L R P

(Bob)
Stone CdG
RAF - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. L.F.S. on 1.7.44
First live op as 2nd pilot to F/O Steele (PA995, 12 July 1944)
Posted from 550 Sqdn to No. 238 Sqdn w.e.f. 22.12.44
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtRPStone/index.php

/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtFSSteele/index.php

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P/O G E

(Gwyn Edward "Ward")
Thomas CdG
DFC
RAF - Posted to the Squadron w.e.f 18/12/43 from 1667 CU
Post-war Ward Thomas was CEO of Grampian Television (1961-7), Managing Director & Chairman of Yorkshire Television (1967-76, 1993-7), and Chairman of Trident Television (1976-84).
Awarded CBE.
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOKBowen-Bravery/index.php

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ward_Thomas

Sgt R R

Thompson CdG
RAF - Posted to the Squadron w.e.f 18/12/43 from 1667 CU. /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOKBowen-Bravery/index.php

Sgt L G

Thompson CdG
RAF - Posted to No. 1 L.F.S. on 28.6.44 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOKBowen-Bravery/index.php


TOTAL: 9


Air Medal (USA) (AM)

Rank Initials
(First Name)
Last Name Decorations Service Flight Other Information Web Links
F/O G P

Fauman AM
USAAF - Posted from No. 1 LFS Hemswell on 4.5.44.
Flew first live op as 2nd pilot to F/O Bowen-Bravery 19.5.44 in EE139
Posted to USAAF w.e.f. 13.9.44
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOGPFauman/index.php


TOTAL: 1


Territorial Decoration (TD)

Rank Initials
(First Name)
Last Name Decorations Service Flight Other Information Web Links
Maj S

(Sidney)
Whipp TD
TAVR - Passenger/Observer. Territorial, 7th Battalion The Duke of Wellingtons Regiment (West Riding) /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtAJGrain/index.php

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_49th_(West_Riding)_Infantry_Division


TOTAL: 1


Summary

GRAND TOTAL (all Decorations): 150


And last but certainly by no means least ....


George Bear


Rank Initials
(First Name)
Last Name Decorations Service Flight Other Information Web Links
Crew Mascot G Bear DSO,DFC,AFC,CdG,AM RAF A Canadian Operational Medal, British Campaign medals.
Flew 32 operations with 550 Squadron
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Campaign Stars and Medals

Medal

AirCrewEuropeStar
Medal

FranceAndGermanyStar
Medal

WarMedal
Medal

DefenceMedal
Medal

39-45Star
Additional Clasp: 'Bomber Command' for Bomber Command Aircrew
(see also BC Clasp)
Medal

BCClasp

The details were last updated: 18 June 2017


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