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 Cemetery
(Plot/Panel)
CWGC link
Cemetery / Runnymede
link (if avail.)
IBCC link (if avail.) Aircraft Servicemen Details
Sgt J C
(John Carman)
Atherton - MU/AG RAAF 426486 Cambridge City Cemetery
Grave 13734
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2650893/ATHERTON


ED730 J C Atherton
Sgt D G
(David Gwyn)
Davies - F/Eng RAF 1135384 Neath (Llantwit) Cemetery
Sect. P Grave 49
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2717681/DAVIES

https://internationalbcc.co.uk/losses/davies-dg/
ED730 D G Davies
Sgt M E
(Montague Ewart)
Giles - Nav RAF 1322691 Gloucester Old Cemetery
Plot B Grave 9978
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2451261/GILES


ED730 M E Giles
F/Sgt J R E
(Joseph Reginald Evariste)
Legere - A/B RCAF R.99179 Cambridge City Cemetery
Grave 13934
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2651286/LEGERE


ED730 J R E Legere
Sgt J
(John)
McConnell - R/AG RAF 1822623 Dalziel (Airbles) Cemetery
Sect. G Grave 514
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2715625/McCONNELL


ED730 J McConnell
Sgt H F J
(Hubert Frederick John)
Woods - P RAF 1339079 Bristol (Arnos Vale) Cemetery
Cemetery Plot TTT Grave 101
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2450502/WOODS


ED730 H F J Woods
Sgt L F
(Leonard Frederick)
Wright - W/Op RAF 1199164 Hereford Cemetery
Grave 6051
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2447781/WRIGHT


ED730 L F Wright

The details were last updated: 30 March 2020


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