Squadron Personnel: Summary Information

Overview

Listed below is the information available for this servicemen who served in 550 Squadron.

Serviceman Details: The column headers should be fairly self-explanatory. The final column (Web links) contains, where given, links to other items on this web-site or indeed to external sources where further information or photographs, etc can be found.

Aircraft: When a link to a particular aircraft is given, this only indicates aircraft it is known the crewman was associated with (such as when flight logs are available or the aircraft has failed to return from an operation). It does not exclude the fact that the crewman may well have flown on other aircraft too, that is either just not documented in the currently available records or simply not known to the author. The aircraft links will take you to the operations listed for that aircraft.

Note that the vast bulk of the information available about squadron servicemen presented below concerns air-crew; almost no information is available about the men, and women, of the technical and other ground crews who played their part in making the squadron an effective fighting unit. This is a shame, given the key role they played in keeping the aircraft in the air and the men flying them able to do their job. So if you have ground-crew information do please send it in so that it too can be included in the squadron record.

Definitions of the abbreviations used are available: here.


Serviceman Details Aircraft
Rank Initials
(First Name)
Last Name Decorations Service Service No. Role Flight Other Information Links FTR? Date Service Number
F/O J
(John)
Harris DFC RAF 177913 P - First live ops flight as 2nd pilot with F/O Hussey crew (10 Sept 1944, PA991))
DFC gazetted (to Acting Fl/Lt Harris 177913), issue 37088 18 May 1945
Posted from 550 Sqdn to 1687 B.D.T. Flt w.e.f. 16.2.45
After the war had ended F/O Harris was killed in a flying accident in a Spitfire on the 11th January 1946. He is buried in Anfield (Liverpool) Cemetary (service no. on CWGC 177913)
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOJHarris/index.php
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2411711/HARRIS,%20JOHN
- - ED905
LL748
LL811
NF998
NG251
PA991_a
PB532
PD320

The details were last updated: 24 September 2018