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
Sgt L A
(Leon Asher)
Bassman - F/Eng RAF 1423298 Cardiff Jewish Cemetery Windsor Place Synagogue
Sec. Grave A2/20
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2717003/BASSMAN

NF963 L A Bassman
F/O R R
(Robert Ranui)
Bradshaw - A/B RNZAF 4215727 Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery
Sec.H. Row A. Grave 6
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2623399/BRADSHAW

NF963 R R Bradshaw
Sgt J
(James)
McVey R/AG RAF 1825292 New Monkland Cemetery
Sec. F. Grave 73
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2715834/McVEY

NF963 J McVey
Sgt A J
(Arthur Joseph)
Pearce - W/Op RAF 1816429 Madeley All Saints Churchyard
Front of Church Door, West End of Church
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2713072/PEARCE

NF963 A J Pearce
Sgt J P
(John Patrick "Jack")
Sheridan MU/AG RAF 1826246 Glasgow St. Kentigern's RC Cemetery
Sec. 13. Grave 1913
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2453554/SHERIDAN

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NF963 J P Sheridan
F/O T Y
(Thomas Yestyn)
Thomas - Nav RAF 154395 Garnant Old Bethel Welsh Congress Congregational Chapelyard
Old part, right of Chapel.
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2965361/THOMAS

NF963 T Y Thomas

The details were last updated: 13 May 2017


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