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 Aircraft Cemetery
CWGC link
Cemetery / Runnymede
link (if avail.)
IBCC link (if avail.)
(Eric Sidney)
Allen - P RAF 179320 NF932 Runnymede Memorial
Panel 265

(John Riley)
Byrne - W/Op RAF 188508 NF932 Runnymede Memorial
Panel 268

Sgt R G
(Reginald George ("Taffy"))
Crump - MU/AG RAF 1315733 NF932 Ebbw Vale Cemetery
Sect. H. South Border. Row 38. Grave 6
F/Sgt A B
(Alexander Beveridge ("Jock"))
Dennison - Nav RAF 1566359 NF932 Runnymede Memorial
Panel 270

F/Sgt G A
(George Albert ("Paddy"))
Maginley - A/B RAF 1565120 NF932 Runnymede Memorial
Panel 272

(James Edward)
Murray-Shirreff - R/AG RAF 173508 NF932 Lincoln (Newport) Cemetery
Sect. H. Grave 170 North
F/Sgt E T
(Edward Thomas)
Smith - F/Eng RAF 222148 NF932 Runnymede Memorial
Panel 276


The details were last updated: 16 September 2020

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