Roll of Honour


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.

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Definitions of the abbreviations used are available: here.

Rank Initials
(First Name)
Last Name Decorations Crew Position Service Service Number Cemetery
CWGC link
Cemetery / Runnymede
link (if avail.)
IBCC link (if avail.) Aircraft Servicemen Details
(James Fraser)
Craig DFC P RNZAF NZ.402168 Choloy War Cemetery (France)
Grave 4.A.12-16

LL852 J F Craig
Sgt D E
(David Edward)
Nutter - W/Op RAF 1218760 Choloy War Cemetery (France)
Grave Grave 4.A.12-16

LL852 D E Nutter
Sgt L W F
(Laurence William Frederick)
Overend - R/AG RAF 1891732 Choloy War Cemetery (France)
Grave Grave 4.A.12-16

LL852 L W F Overend
Sgt R D
(Reginald Douglas)
Samuels - Nav RAF 1321353 Choloy War Cemetery (France)
Grave Grave 4.A.12-16

LL852 R D Samuels
Sgt K R
(Kenneth Rowland)
Sumner - A/B RAF 1800914 Choloy War Cemetery (France)
Grave Grave 4.A.11

LL852 K R Sumner
Sgt K
Thompson - F/Eng RAF 2204008 Choloy War Cemetery (France)
Grave 4.A.12-16

LL852 K Thompson

The details were last updated: 31 May 2020

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