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.)
Sgt L A
(Leon Asher)
Bassman - F/Eng RAF 1423298 NF963 Cardiff Jewish Cemetery Windsor Place Synagogue
Sec. Grave A2/20
(Robert Ranui)
Bradshaw - A/B RNZAF 4215727 NF963 Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery
Sec.H. Row A. Grave 6
Sgt J
McVey R/AG RAF 1825292 NF963 New Monkland Cemetery
Sec. F. Grave 73
Sgt A J
(Arthur Joseph)
Pearce - W/Op RAF 1816429 NF963 Madeley All Saints Churchyard
Front of Church Door, West End of Church
Sgt J P
(John Patrick "Jack")
Sheridan MU/AG RAF 1826246 NF963 Glasgow St. Kentigern's RC Cemetery
Sec. 13. Grave 1913

(Thomas Yestyn)
Thomas - Nav RAF 154395 NF963 Garnant Old Bethel Welsh Congress Congregational Chapelyard
Old part, right of Chapel.

The details were last updated: 20 June 2024

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