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 P A O
(Percy Alfred Oliver)
Adams - F/Eng RAF 1608426 LM455 Blamont Communal Cemetery
Grave 6
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2320039/ADAMS

https://losses.internationalbcc.co.uk/loss/100080/
F/O R W
(Robert William)
Archer - Nav RCAF J.35033 LM455 Blamont Communal Cemetery
Grave 2
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2320040/ARCHER

https://losses.internationalbcc.co.uk/loss/100504/
F/O R F
(Raymond Francis)
Calderhead - MU/AG RAF 157632 LM455 Blamont Communal Cemetery
Grave 4
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2320041/CALDERHEAD

https://losses.internationalbcc.co.uk/loss/103488/
F/O E T
(Edward Thomas)
Meaker - R/AG RAF 153017 LM455 Blamont Communal Cemetery
Grave 5
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2320042/MEAKER

https://losses.internationalbcc.co.uk/loss/115943/
F/O P M
(Paul Martin)
Roche - P RCAF J.25800 LM455 Blamont Communal Cemetery
Grave 7
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2320043/ROCHE

https://losses.internationalbcc.co.uk/loss/120093/
F/O D
(Donald)
Rudd - A/B RAF 55213 LM455 Blamont Communal Cemetery
Grave 1
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2320044/RUDD

https://losses.internationalbcc.co.uk/loss/120395/
F/O S G
(Stanley George)
Spakowski - W/Op RAF 159951 LM455 Blamont Communal Cemetery
Grave 3
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2320045/SPAKOWSKI

https://losses.internationalbcc.co.uk/loss/121965/

The details were last updated: 16 September 2020


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