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


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


NF932 J R Byrne
Sgt R G
(Reginald George)
Crump - MU/AG RAF 1315733 Ebbw Vale Cemetery
Sect. H. South Border. Row 38. Grave 6

NF932 R G Crump
F/Sgt A B
(Alexander Beveridge)
Dennison - Nav RAF 1566359 Runnymede Memorial
Panel 270


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


NF932 G A Maginley
(James Edward)
Murray-Shirreff - R/AG RAF 173508 Lincoln (Newport) Cemetery
Sect. H. Grave 170 North

NF932 J E Murray-Shirreff
F/Sgt E T
(Edward Thomas)
Smith - F/Eng RAF 222148 Runnymede Memorial
Panel 276


NF932 E T Smith

The details were last updated: 03 February 2020

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