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.

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)
Link to CWGC web-site
Link to Cemetery or Runnymede (if avail.)
Aircraft Servicemen Details
F/O B B
(Borden Bramshott)
Ashley - A/B RCAF J.25521 Heverlee War Cemetery (Belguim)
Grave 5.E.19-25
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2777224/ASHLEY

ME581 B B Ashley
P/O N W E
(Norman William Ellison)
Burdett - Nav RCAF R.160524 Heverlee War Cemetery (Belguim)
Grave 5.E.19-25
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2777297/BURDETT

ME581 N W E Burdett
Sgt S M
(Sydney Mervyn)
Clarke - MU/AG RAF 50765 Heverlee War Cemetery (Belguim)
Grave 5.E.16
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2777341/CLARKE

ME581 S M Clarke
Sgt S W
(Stanley William)
Courtenay - W/Op RAF 1578974 Heverlee War Cemetery (Belguim)
Grave 5.E.19-25
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2777372/COURTENAY

ME581 S W Courtenay
Sgt D W
(Daniel William)
Magan - R/AG RAF 148510 Heverlee War Cemetery (Belguim)
Grave 5.E.17
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2777735/MAGAN

ME581 D W Magan
F/O P G
(Philip Giles)
Milburn - P RCAF J.23416 Heverlee War Cemetery (Belguim)
Grave 5.E.18
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2777764/MILBURN

ME581 P G Milburn
F/O J
(Joseph)
Palfrey - F/Eng RAF 1542325 Heverlee War Cemetery (Belguim)
Grave 5.E.19-25
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2777832/PALFREY

ME581 J Palfrey

The details were last updated: 20 July 2017


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