Squadron Personnel: Summary Information


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
(Charles James)
Adair RAF 53312 F/Eng - Senior Flight Engineer: 09 Jun 44 - 13 Dec 1944
Posted from Sandtoft on 28.5.44 for duties as Squadron Flight Engineer Leader
Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1667 CU on 6.6.44 for Flight Engineer Leader Post
[Ed: two separate entries in the ORB with differing dates]
NCO service number 526603, DFM gazetted 21/1/44 for a tour with 101 Sqn.
Posted from 550 Sqdn to No. 1662 Con. Unit w.e.f. 13.12.44
- - LM228

The details were last updated: 22 May 2024