Roll of Honour

Summary

The Roll of Honour contains the names of the aircrew of No. 550 Squadron (Royal Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force and Royal New Zealand Air Force) who gave their lives while the Squadron was on operations against the enemy between 26 November 1943 and May 1945.

In addition to those on this list who died ca. 85 members of No. 550 Squadron took to their parachutes over the continent. The great majority of these became Prisoners of War but a small number evaded capture and were helped back to England.

The extended version of the Roll of Honour includes further information about each servicemen such as service number and grave number/location information and links to other sources where available including to a link to the full record held on the database for the servicemen. The list has been put together from a number of sources, but special thanks to Brian Goodwin who provided the detailed cemetery and grave number information and Andrew Beattie who researched CWGC links.

To revert to viewing the basic Roll of Honour click here.

Definitions of the abbreviations used are available: here.

Rank Initials
(First Name)
Last Name Decorations Crew Position Service Service Number Aircraft Cemetery
(Plot/Panel)
CWGC link
Cemetery / Runnymede
link (if avail.)
IBCC link (if avail.)
Sgt M G
(Michel George)
Capel - W/Op RAF 1387274 DV345 Cambridge City Cemetery
Grave 14752
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2650958/CAPEL

https://losses.internationalbcc.co.uk/loss/103655/
F/O G M G
(Georges Marie Ghislain)
de Menten de Horne - Nav RAF FX117431 DV345 Melveren Cemetery (Sint-Truiden), Belgium
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/7532069/DE%20MENTEN%20DE%20HORNE

http://www.aviationheritage.eu/nl/content/graf-georges-menten-horne
https://losses.internationalbcc.co.uk/loss/105981/
F/O R H
(Roger Hanson)
Mawle - P RAF 150102 DV345 Eastbourne Ocklynge Cemetery
Plot U.B. Grave 207
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2723207/MAWLE

https://losses.internationalbcc.co.uk/loss/115220/
Sgt P P
(Patrick Peter)
O'Meara - F/Eng RAF 916300 DV345 Tipperary St. Michaels New Cemetery (Ireland)
Grave D.B.10
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2701757/O%27MEARA

https://losses.internationalbcc.co.uk/loss/117651/
Sgt J R
(John Raymond)
Rounding - A/B RAF 1239106 DV345 Harpham (St John of Beverley) Churchyard
Grave D 6
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2408213/ROUNDING

/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FORHMaule/Images/20140624_120405.jpg
https://losses.internationalbcc.co.uk/loss/120297/
Sgt E
(Edward)
Skelton - R/AG RAF 1473051 DV345 Wold Newton (All Saints) Churchyard
South Section
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2414511/SKELTON

/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FORHMaule/Images/20141130_135726.jpg
https://losses.internationalbcc.co.uk/loss/121425/
Sgt C W
(Charles William)
Taylor - MU/AG RCAF R.160156 DV345 Cambridge City Cemetery
Grave 14350
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2651590/TAYLOR

https://losses.internationalbcc.co.uk/loss/122959/

The details were last updated: 28 March 2021


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