Squadron Personnel: Summary Information

Overview

There follows below lists of the officers and men who served in 550 Squadron. The information used to build this page was taken in the first instance from the lists provided on the original Squadron Association web-site, but have been augmented by new and additional information gathered since that time.

This information is not yet complete: it has been build from the Roll of Honour, Decorations and Senior Officer lists, and then by working through other available records. So please don't shout just yet if you spot an omission - work continues to build a more complete, and accurate, list.
Do however shout if you spot an error! Please email any corrections or information to the contact details in the link at the bottom of the page.

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 A
(Alec)
Abrams RCAF R.159941 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 LFS on 28.7.44
Interned in Camp L3. PoW No.8493
Commissioned service number J87651
Crew photo in one of Patrick Otter<92>s "Maximum Effort" books
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOAAbrams/index.php
PoW 14 Oct 1944 ND972
NG133
F/O J C
(John Charles)
Adams RCAF J.36193 P - F/O Adams Crew posted from 11 base w.e.f. 27/09/1944 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOJCAdams/index.php
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/raf1945/3/adamsjohn.html
KIA 5/6 Jan 1945 NG331
F/O W W
(William Wade)
Alderdice DFC RCAF J.87008 P -
Posted from 550 Sqdn to 22 O.T.U w.e.f. 17/02/45
14 sorties with 103 Sqn, DFC gazetted 21/9/45
- - - -
S/L R S
(Robert)
Alexander RAF 39923 P A Flight Commander A Flight: 25 Dec 43 - 18 Jan 44
Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1667 Con. Unit. w.e.f. 31/12/43
DFC gazetted 13/10/44
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SqdnLeaderRSAlexander/index.php
- - -
F/L E S
(Eric Sidney)
Allen RAF 179320 P - First live op as 2nd pilot to F/Sgt Hopman, PB532, 14 Oct 1944
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, died age 22
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOESAllen/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FSgtRHopman/index.php
KIA 13/14 Feb. 1945 JB345
LL748
NF932
NG287
PA995
PB532
Sgt L C
(Leslie Charles)
Allington RAF 1804744 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1661 CU w.e.f 22.6.1945 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SgtAllington/index.php
- - -
W/O W H S
(Washington Henry Samuel)
Ansell RAF 903498 P - First live op as 2nd pilot to P/O Purvis LL800, 12/07/44 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/EE193/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FORPurvis/index.php
http://www.flensted.eu.com/1944125.shtml
KIA 29/30 August 1944 EE193
LL800
LL811
LL831
F/L V B
(Victor Brian)
Ansell DFC RAF 177915 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 LFS wef 26.8.44
First live op as 2nd pilot to F/Lt Shaw (ED905, 6 Sept 1944)
Posted from 550 Sqdn to No. 20 O.T.U w.e.f. 03/01/45
DFC gazetted 13/4/45
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOVPAnsell/index.php
- - ED905
EE139
JB345
NG246
NG250
NG290
NG331
PD321
F/Sgt M J
(Malcolm John)
Ball RAF 1578988 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1656 CU w.e.f. 29.3.45 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FSgtMJBall/index.php
- - -
F/Sgt J D P
(John Douglas Peter)
Banahan RAF 1454694 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 71 Base w.e.f 05/04/45 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FSgtBanahan/index.php
- - -
F/L J B
(John Benjamin)
Barnes RCAF J.41180 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 71 Base w.e.f. 05.01.45
First live op as 2nd pilot to F/Lt Pyke (PB514, 16th Jan 1945). Then had to repeat the exercise (PB514, 22nd Jan) because the first flight has been aborted due to engine fire)
Joined 550 Sqdn as F/O. At the time of the loss of PD320 was F/Lt
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOJBBarnes/index.php
KIA 24 March 1945 NG221
PB514
PD320
F/Sgt D C
(Desmond Charles)
Barton RAF 1394124 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 LFS Hemswell on 16.6.44
First live op as 2nd pilot to P/O Kenyon, DV279, 30 Aprl 1944.
Posted to No. 300 Sqdn on 12.6.44 for the formation of an English Flight on a Polish Squadron.
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FSgtDCBarton/index.php
- - DV279
EE139
LL796
LL831
LM455
LM460
F/O J A
(Jim)
Beale DFC RCAF J.89371 P - (P)
Died July 2013
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOJABeale/index.php
/original-site-archive/lib/image044.jpg
/original-site-archive/lib/image136.jpg
- - PB707
PB864
F/O S C
(Stanley Christmas)
Beeson RAF 175515 P - First live op as 2nd pilot to S/L Nicholas LL134, 3rd June 1944
Interned in Camp L1. PoW No.5275
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOSCBeeson/index.php
PoW 28 Aug 1944 LL134
ME583
PA991
F/O G W
(Garnet Wigle)
Bell DFC RCAF J.24424 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 11 base w.e.f. 27.9.44
Posted from 550 Sqdn to 24 O.T.U w.e.f. 15/02/45
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOGWBell/index.php
- - PA995
PB532
PD221
W/Cdr B
(Bryan)
Bell RAF 37375 P - Commanding Officer: 18 Sep 44 - 22 Feb 45 (Missing).
Moved to No.1 Group Aircrew pool w.e.f. 21/12/43
Then posted back to 550 Sqdn as CO on the loss of W/Cdr Sisley
First President of Northumbria Branch of the Aircrew Association.
Died 1985
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/WingCmdrBryanBell/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtDEALuger/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FODWSummons/index.php
http://www.teunispats.net/macr-12109.htm
PoW 22 Feb 1945 JA934
LM228
NN715
PD313
S/L B
(Bryan)
Bell RAF 37375 P A Flight Commander A Flight: 25 Nov 43 - 24 Dec 43.
Later W/Cmdr and Commanding Officer 550 Sqdn: see details under W/Cmdr Bell, Commanding Officer. Transferred to Sqdn from No. Group Aircrew Pool w.e.f. 24/12/43.
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/WingCmdrBryanBell/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtDEALuger/index.php
http://www.teunispats.net/macr-12109.htm
- - -
W/Cdr J J
(James Johnson)
Bennett DFC RAF 39056 P - Commanding Officer: 25 Nov 43 - 17 May 44.
First Commanding Officer of 550 Squadron.
Selected to attend the Senior Commander's Course at R.A.F. College, Cranwell, commencing 17th May 1944.
Added Bar to DFC after leaving 550 Sqdn.
/pages/550-sqdn-memorial-stone.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SqdnLeaderGDGraham/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOJORichard/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtRWPicton/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtAJGrain/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POVJBouchard/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FSgtDCBarton/index.php
- - DV305
EE107
LL882
LM455
ME581
ND463
P/O W J
(William John)
Bibby DFC RAF 172472 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from RAF Wickenby w.e.f. 13/3/44
First live op as 2nd Pilot to P/O Kenyon, ME581 18/19 March 1944
Posted to 28 OTU on 21.7.44
[1437322 (N.C.O number)]
Believed to be from Burnley
Died Thursday 4th May 2017, aged 96
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POWJBibby/index.php
- - JA918
LL837
LM319
LM460
ME581
ME687
ND733
F/O G E
(George Elliott)
Blackler DFC RAF 179072 P - First live op as 2nd pilot to F/L Dubois (LL831, 23rd Sept 1944)
Posted to No. 1656 C.U. w.e.f 20/03/1945
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOGEBlackler/index.php
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37182/supplement/3685
- - LL831
PA995
F/L E G
(Edward (Ted) Edward)
Blakeway RAF 122347 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1667 CU w.e.f. 12/03/45 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtEGBlakeway/index.php
- - LM182
NG120
NG250
RF135
F/Sgt G
(Gerald)
Blower RAF 121591 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1667 CU w.e.f 14.6.1945 - - - -
F/O F E
(Frank Eugene)
Bond RCAF J22984 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 11 Base w.e.f. 27.9.44
(DFC 21/9/45, 582 Sqn)
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOFEBond/index.php
- - ED905
EE139
PD320
F/O W
(Walter)
Boocock RNZAF 422251 P - - - KIA 12/13 July 1944 LL796
F/O A C
(Albert Charles)
Bothe RAAF A.427780 P B Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1667 HCU w.e.f. 15.3.45 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOACBothe/index.php
- - ME548
NG135
NG246
PB514
RF135
P/O V J
(Vernon John ("Bud"))
Bouchard DFC RCAF R.51217 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn on squadron start-up from 100 Sqdn "C" Flight (as F/Sgt, later P/O)
Crew flew with F/Sgt Bouchard as 2nd pilot to 550 CO W/Cmdr Bennett LL882, 1 Mar 1944
Pilot Officer Vernon John BOUCHARD (Can/J.85054), No. 550 Squadron DFC Gazetted 2 June 1944 (see links)
Posted to 82 O.T.U on 28.5.44
On transfer in as F/Sgt service number R.51217; on transfer out as P/O service number J.85054
Died 22/12/1944 (CWGC web-site link provided)
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POVJBouchard/index.php
/pages/550-sqdn-photos.php#POVJBouchard
http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/36550/supplements/2702
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2761919/BOUCHARD,%20VERNON%20JOHN
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/2761919?Vernon%20John%20Bouchard
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/books/page?page=254&book=2&sort=pageAsc
- - EE107
EE139
LL748
LL810
LL834
LL882
LM319
ND425
F/O K
(Kenyon)
Bowen-Bravery CdG
DFC
RAF 144932 P - Posted to the Squadron w.e.f 18/12/43 from 1667 CU
DFC awarded Sept 1944
Died Sept. 2013
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOKBowen-Bravery/index.php
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/military-obituaries/air-force-obituaries/10348260/Squadron-Leader-Kenyon-Bowen-Bravery.html
/original-site-archive/lib/image124.jpg
- - EE139
LL811
LL834
ND403
PA995
F/L D J
(Derek John)
Boydon RAF 150081 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 71 Base w.e.f 05/04/45
First live op as 2nd Pilot to F/O Findlay (PD343, 9th April 1945)
Surname is possibly Boyden
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtDJBoydon/index.php
- - PD343
S/L H F R
(Harold Frederick Roy)
Bradbury RAF 39929 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 576 Sqdn w.e.f. 19.9.45 - - - -
Sgt W L
(William Leslie)
Bradley RAF 1129431 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1667 Con.Unit. w.e.f. 18/12/43
First live op as 2nd pilot to F/O Maule (Mawle) 23/12/43, DV345
Posted from 550 Sqdn to No. 103 Sqdn w.e.f. 5/2/44
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SgtWBradley/index.php
- - DV345
LM319
P/O W N H
(Walter Nicholas Hugh)
Brawn DFC RAF 1455692 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1656 CU w.e.f. 21/2/44
First live op as 2nd Pilot to P/O Kenyon, DV279 24/25 Feb 1944
Post-war remained in the RAF retiring as a Squadron Leader 12th Feb. 1961
[Ed: Service numbers 1455692/175648]
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POWNHBrawn/index.php
http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1951/1951%20-%200085.html
http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/42307/supplements/2162/page.pdf
- - DV279
DV309
LM319
W5005
W/O G W
(George Wilfred)
Brook CGM RAF 1213186 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn (from 100 Sqdn?) w.e.f. from 25.11.43
Posted from this Sqdn to 1656 CU w.e.f. 8.2.44
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/WOGWBrook/index.php
- - DV343
ED750
F/L A W
(Arthur William)
Browne DFC RCAF J.26970 P - (P) (I)
Posted from 1662 CU w.e.f 4.3.45
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtAWBrowne/index.php
http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/37109/supplements/2848/page.pdf
/pages/550-sqdn-reunion-2013.php
- - LM228
ND972
NG250
NG390
PB707
RF136
F/O J G
(James Gilmour)
Bryson RAF 134999 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOJGBryson/index.php
/original-site-archive/lib/image012.jpg
http://www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar/stories/96/a6873096.shtml
KIA 1/2 Jan 1944 DV189
DV305
ED536
F/O M A
(Melvin Arthur)
Buchanan DFC RCAF J.23886 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 L.F.S. Hemswell on 12.5.44
First live op as 2nd pilot to P/O N S Rogers (LL837, 24th May 44)
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOMABuchanan/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/PONSRogers/index.php
- - LL831
LL837
F/L N A
(Noel Alfred)
Burrows RAF 1133354 P - - /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtNABurrows/index.php
KIA 18/19 Mar. 1945 ME548
NF931
NG134
F/Sgt K J
(Kenneth John)
Butler RAAF A.430359 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No.75 Base w.e.f. 6.5.45
P/O Butler posted to R.A.F. Station, Gamston w.e.f. 25.6.1945
[Ed. RAAF web-site lists this service number as Kenneth John Butler RAAF, see https://www.legislation.gov.au/file/1946GN09.pdf]
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FSgtButler/index.php
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S/L W F
(William Fleming)
Caldow AFC
DFM
DSO
RAF 140903 P C Flight Commander C Flight: 08 Nov 44 - 20 Mar 45
Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. L.F.S. w.e.f. 13.11.44
Completed tour on 16.03.45
Posted to No. 13 Base w.e.f. 20.3.45
Station ORB: Posted to 1651 Conversion Unit w.e.f. 13.4.45
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SqdnLeaderWFCaldow/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/EE139-ThePhantomOfTheRuhr/FlLtJCassidy/index.php
/pages/bomber-command-books.php#TonUpLancs
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/36480/supplement/1838/data.pdf
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37324/supplement/5235/data.pdf
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tH8OVAICjQ
- - EE139
ME390
NG221
NG251
NG336
NN715
F/O L B
(Leslie Blair)
Cameron DFC RAF 175107 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 LFS w.e.f. 13/07/44. First operational flight as 2nd pilot to F/O Dubois (LM182, 01 Aug 1944) /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOLBCameron/index.php
http://www.raf.mod.uk/bombercommand/aug44.html
- - ED905
LM182
LM273
PD221
F/O L N B
(Leslie Northcote Beavis)
Cann RAF 136936 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 L.F.S Hemswell on 30.6.44
First live op as 2nd pilot to P/O Shaw (ED905, 12 July 1944)

DFC 1/12/44 with 156 Squadron, killed 17-18/12/44
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOLNBCann/index.php
- - ED905
EE139
W5005
P/O E R
(Eric Robert)
Cathgart RAAF A.429402 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No.75 Base w.e.f. 6.5.45

[Ed: possibly Cathcart.]
- - - -
F/O H A T
(Hollis Andrew Taylor)
Clark RCAF J.26760 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 L.F.S. on 5.6.44
First live op as 2nd pilot to P/O Bibby, LM460, 14 June 1944
Posted to W.C.A.D on being reported missing 19.7.44
It is thought that F/O Clark unable to leave the controls to bale out himself, attempted a forced-landing but crashed in the process.
Buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.
On 23 July 1944 W/C A.F.M Sisley, the CO of 550 Squadron, noted he had flown 14 sorties (65 hours 50 minutes) and wrote: "The officer concerned was in my opinion a reliable and capable officer and an extremely efficient operational pilot, as his last operational sortie proved."
http://airforce.ca/awards.php?search=1&keyword=&page=134&mem=&type=rcaf
KIA 18/19 July 1944 DV279
LM460
PA991
P/O R
(Ronald)
Clark RAF 195418 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1668 CU w.e.f 14.6.1945
Posted from the Squadron (as F/O) 27/10/45 to R.A.F Snaith
- - - -
F/O C J
(Charles John)
Clarke RCAF J.37640 P - First live op as 2nd pilot to P/O Bibby LM460 14 June 44 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOCJClarke/index.php
KIA 7/8 Jan 1945 LM460
NG363
PD313
F/O D W
(David Webb)
Cobbin RAF 150100 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn on squadron start-up from 100 Sqdn "C" Flight /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FODWCobbin/index.php
KIA 14/15 Jan 1944 DV306
ED942
W/O A T S
(Albert Thomas Stanley)
Collier RAAF 414446 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn on Sqdn start-up from 100 Sqdn
Transferred in as F/Sgt (A.415253) but by first ops listing W/O
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/WOATSCollier/index.php
KIA 2/3 Dec. 1943 LM301
W/Cdr P E C C
(Patrick Edward Geoffrey G)
Connolly RAF 37385 P - Commanding Officer: 18 May 44 - 15 Jul 44 (Missing)
Posted from Hemswell on 14.5.44 to Command Squadron
http://www.cwgc.org/CWGCImgs/Bussy_la_Cote_churchyard_04.jpg
KIA 15 Jul 1944 LL837
F/Sgt W R
(William Richard)
Cooper RAF 133806 P - RAFVR (listed as 100 Sqdn on CWGC with service number 1338065). Posted to 550 Sqdn 25/11/43. /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FSgtWRCooper/index.php
KIA 23/24 Dec 1943 ED730
JB604
JB674
F/O G G H
(George Glen Harrison)
Cowper DFC RAF 149348 P - (P) (I). F/O Cowper (and crew) posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 11 Base w.e.f 16/10/44. Posted to No. 1667 CU w.e.f from 31/03/1945 http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/36161/pages/3975/page.pdf
http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/37141/supplements/3267/page.pdf
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOGGHCowper/index.php
- - JB345
ME301
ME390
NG221
NG290
NG336
NG390
PD320
F/O F J A
(Frank James Arthur)
Cox RAF 162532 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1667 CU w.e.f. 23.3.45 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOFJCox/index.php
- - ME776
NF931
NG120
NG135
PA268
RA503
RF136
F/L J F
(James Fraser)
Craig DFC RNZAF NZ.402168 P - - /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtJFCraig/index.php
KIA 15/16 Mar. 1944 LL852
F/L A B
(Anthony Boyd)
Craig DFC RAAF A.415307 P -
Re-posted to 550 Sqdn to fill Establishment Post and granted the rank of Acting Flight Lieutenant w.e.f. 01/12/43I,
Posted to 27 O.T.U. on 14.5.44 (on completion of first tour)
- - - DV176
ED942
F/O J E
(Jack Edward)
Cranston RAF 185331 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No.207 Sqdn w.e.f 8.8.1945 - - - -
F/L J S G
(Jacque Simon Gustav)
Crawford RAF 42197 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 LFS w.ef 1.2.44
Of Harrow, Middx
Jack Crawford received his commission to the rank of Acting P/O on probation on 10/06/1939, later graded as P/O on probation on 18/09/1939 and confirmed as P/O on 17th July 1940. He rose to F/O (war subs) on 18/11/1940 and F/Lt (war subs) on 18/02/1942
Married to Pauline May Crawford
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtJSGCrawford/index.php
http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/yorkshire/york40/t4136.html
http://www.maltonmercury.co.uk/news/local/ebberston-bomb-history-of-the-plane-crash-1-920592
http://www.harrowobserver.co.uk/west-london-news/letters-to-the-editor/2008/05/22/want-to-reach-crawford-family-116451-20949307/
http://www.reocities.com/crawford_file/Jack-Simon-Gustave-Crawford-raf.html
http://fairfordhistory.org.uk/remembrance/warmemorial/wwtwo.html
KIA 15/16 Mar 1944 LM392
F/L L
(Leslie)
Dale DFC RAF P - (P) (I) /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtLDale/index.php
/pages/550-sqdn-reunion-2010.php#FLLeslieDale
- - NG132
NG250
P/O W P F
Daniels RAF 179279 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn w.e.f. 17th Sept 1944
Posted to 150 Sqdn w.e.f 7th Nov 1944
13 ops with 550 Sqdn, 23 ops with 150 Sqdn: Total 36ops
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POWPFDaniels/index.php
- - EE139
LL811
ND972
PB319
PD321
PD382
F/O W M
(William McHardy)
Davidson DFC RAF 182000 P - (P) (I)
Posted to 550 Sqdn from 100 Squadron w.e.f. 8.11.44
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOWMDavidson/index.php
- - PB514
PD321
W/O H
Davies RAF 1312531 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1656 CU w.e.f. 25.3.45 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/WOHDavies/index.php
- - LM182
ME519
ME542
ME776
NF931
NG289
PA288
RF136
P/O J E H
(John Edward Henry)
Davies RAF 176652 P - First live op as 2nd pilot to P/O Bibby LM460 2 July 1944 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POJEHDavies/index.php
http://www.francecrashes39-45.net/page_fiche_av.php?id=1449
KIA 12/13 Jul 1944 LM460
LM647
F/O
Davies RAF 177315 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No.12 Sqdn w.e.f 21.9.1945 - - - -
F/Lt A
Davison RAF 61031 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 100 Sqdn w.e.f. 27/12/43
Posted to 576 Sqdn w.e.f. 1/2/44
- - - ND328
F/O J J W
Dawson RAF P - - /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOJJWDawson/index.php
/original-site-archive/lib/image062.jpg
- - EE139
EE193
JB345
LL748
LL811
LL831
LM182
LM273
PA991b
PA995
PD319
F/O G S
(George Stephen)
Devereau RAF 129331 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 LFS w.e.f 12.8.44
Posted to 150 Sqdn on 7th November 1944
KIA 12 Dec 1944 with 150 Sqdn, buried REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOGSDevereau/index.php
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2036156/DEVEREAU,%20GEORGE%20STEPHEN
- - LL831
LM182
LM228
LM273
NF962
NF968
PD225
F/Sgt J A
Dexter RAAF A.409904 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from RAF Bottesford w.e.f 13/04/45 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FSgtJADexter/index.php
- - -
F/Sgt
Dhorau RAF 1603217 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1668 CU w.e.f 14.6.1945 - - - -
P/O R H
(Ronald)
Digby RCAF J.91142 P - First operational flight as 2nd pilot to F/O Thompson (NG120, (15 Mar 1945)
Posted to 429 sqdn w.e.f 15.6.45
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/PORHDigby/index.php
- - NG120
NG221
NG246
PB313
PB514
PB707
RA503
F/O H
(Harry)
Dodds RAF 152259 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 L.F.S. w.e.f. 13.08.44
First live op as 2nd pilot to F/Lt Steele PA995, 25/08/44
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOHDodds/index.php
/pages/remembrance-sunday-2012.php
KIA 14 Oct. 1944 ED905
EE193
ND972
PA991
PA995
PB532
PD313
PD319
F/O L A
Doward RAF 182242 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 625 Sqdn w.e.f. 8/11/44 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOLADoward/index.php
- - LM182
LM228
NG134
NG243
P/O F
(Frank)
Dowson RAF 196877 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1661 CU w.e.f 25.6.1945 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POFDowson/index.php
- - -
F/Sgt M A
Draper RAF P - First operational flight as 2nd pilot to F/O Buchanan (01 Aug 1944) - - - LL831
P/O D C
(Donald Campbell)
Dripps RAAF 409392 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn on squadron start-up from 100 Sqdn "C" Flight
P/O Dripps and crew notified to WCAD (NE) Uxbridge (missing) w.e.f 23/12/43
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/PODCDripps/index.php
http://www.awm.gov.au/catalogue/research_centre/pdf/rc09125z019_1.pdf
KIA 23/24 Dec. 1943 DV343
F/O M L
(Maurice Leo)
Dubois DFC RCAF J.25922 P - (P) (I)
Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 L.F.S Hemswell on 27.5.44
Flew first live op as 2nd pilot to P/O Boocock (LL976, 5 June 1944)
Posted to RCAF "R" Depot wef 3.11.44
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOMLDubois/index.php
/original-site-archive/lib/image002.jpg
http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/36728/supplements/4538
- - LL747
LL796
LL831
LM134
LM182
ME583
PA995
PD221
P/O P J
(Peter James)
Dukelow RAF 170280 P - First live op as 2nd pilot to F/Lt Richard, 11th May LL747 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/LL851/index.php
/pages/550-sqdn-photos.php#LL851
http://www.rebecq-memorial.eu/stniklaas.php
http://www.inmemories.com/Cemeteries/stniklaas.htm
KIA 21/22 May 1944 LL747
LL851
F/O C G K
(Charles George Kristian)
Edlund AFM
DFC
RAF 161073 P - Posted to 1668 CU w.e.f 30/03/1945
DFC in London Gazette 17th July 1945
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOCGKEdlund/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/WingCmdrBryanBell/index.php
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/36294/supplement/5533
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37182/supplement/3685
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37286/supplement/4809
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/38946/supplement/3175
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/40010/supplement/5998
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/40442/supplement/1934
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/41627/supplement/963
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/42425/supplement/5676
- - LM228
ME503
NG135
NG250
RF135
P/O A G
(Allan)
Elliott RAAF A.434306 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 71 Base w.e.f. 27.2.45 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POAGElliott/index.php
- - ME548
NF931
NG120
NG246
PA288
RF135
RF214
Sgt K A
(Kenneth Albert)
Essex RAF 1578474 P - - - KIA 21/22 May 1944 LM319
F/O G P
Fauman AM USAAF T.223098 P - Posted from No. 1 LFS Hemswell on 4.5.44.
Flew first live op as 2nd pilot to F/O Bowen-Bravery 19.5.44 in EE139
Posted to USAAF w.e.f. 13.9.44
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOGPFauman/index.php
- - EE139
LL800
LL811
PA991
PA995
PD208
F/O D D S
Ferguson DFC RAF P - /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FODDSFerguson/index.php
- - PD382
RA503
Sgt R H
Field RAF 1388881 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1662 Con unit w.e.f. 7/2/44
First live op as 2nd pilot to F/Sgt C G Foster, 15th Feb 1944, ND425
Posted to R.A.F. Eastchurch on 27.5.44 on having been found unsuitable for flying heaver bombers
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SgtRHField/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FSgtCGFoster/index.php
- - LM319
ND425
F/O H A
Findlay RAF 186331 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 71 Base w.e.f. 5.2.45
First live op as 2nd pilot to P/O Smith, NG390 (20 Feb 1945)
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOHAFindlay/index.php
- - ME390
NG390
PD321
PD342
PD343
F/L E G
(Edward Greer)
Fleming RNZAF NZ.415305 P - Posted from 1656 CU w.e.f 22/03/45.
First live op as 2nd pilot to S/Ldr Newitt, NG134 (4 April 45)
Posted to No.12 PDRC w.e.f. 18.9.45
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtEGFleming/index.php
- - NG134
PB707
P/O E L
(Edward Lloyd)
Fleming RAAF A.430651 P - From No.75 Base w.e.f. 7.5.45
Posted to RAF Station, Gamston w.e.f. 25.6.45
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POELFleming/index.php
http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/Veteran.aspx?ServiceID=R&VeteranID=1205107
- - -
F/Sgt C G
(Charles Grierson)
Foster RNZAF NZ.416105 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn on squadron start-up from 100 Sqdn "C" Flight
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FSgtCGFoster/index.php
KIA 30/31 Mar 1944 ED536
LM321
ND425
F/L D J
(Donovon John)
Foster RAF 119550 P - Foster crew posted to 550 from 11 Base w.e.f 13/09/44.
First live ops flight as 2nd pilot with F/Lt A Thomas crew (16 Sept 1944, ND972)
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtDJFoster/index.php
KIA 2/3 Nov. 1944 PD255
PD313
F/O R P
(Reginald Patrick)
Franklyn DFC RAAF A.436061 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1668 C.U. w.e.f. 16.10.44
First live op as 2nd Pilot to F/O Les Cameron to Stuttgart on 19/10/1944
Brother of F/O J E Franklyn DFC, also of 550 Sqdn
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FORPFranklyn/index.php
http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/Veteran.aspx?ServiceId=R&VeteranId=1047756
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOJEFranklyn/index.php
- - NG246
NG287
PA995
PD221
F/O J E
(John Edward ("Jack"))
Franklyn DFC RAAF A.427900 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1668 C.U. w.e.f. 16.10.44
Flew first live op as 2nd pilot to P/O Ansell, in JB345 19.10.44
Brother of F/O R P Franklyn DFC, also of 550 Sqdn
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOJEFranklyn/index.php
http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/Veteran.aspx?ServiceId=R&VeteranId=1047755
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FORPFranklyn/index.php
- - JB345
NF998
NG246
NG287
NG336
S/L A P
Gainsford DFC RNZAF P C Flight Commander C Flight: 09 Sep 44 - 07 Nov 44 - - - NF931
P/O
Galyor RAF 196879 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1661 CU w.e.f 25.6.1945 - - - -
F/O C S
George DFC RAF P - - - - - JB345
ME776
NF931
NG135
NG243
S/L E L
Gosling RAF 70256 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1656 CU w.e.f. 27.3.45
Class A release w.e.f 10.9.45
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SqdnLeaderELGosling/index.php
- - -
F/Sgt C W
Graham RAF 1567576 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 71 Base w.e.f 05/04/45 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FSgtCWGraham/index.php
Inj. 6th Oct. 1945 NG134
NG143
NG243
RF136
S/L G D
(Gordon Donald)
Graham AFC
DFC
RAAF 404910 P B Flight Commander B Flight: 25 Nov 43 - 27 May 44 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SqdnLeaderGDGraham/index.php
/original-site-archive/lib/image050.jpg
- - EE107
LM455
ND388
ND396
F/L A J
(Arthur James)
Grain DFM RAF 155255 P - Won DFM with 144 Sqdn (Gazetted 23 Dec 1941) /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtAJGrain/index.php
KIA 3/4 May 1944 LL826
ND463
F/L H S
Grimes RAF 116743 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 75 Base w.e.f 08/04/45
Class A release w.e.f 24.9.45
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtHSGrimes/index.php
- - ME519
PA325
PD321
P/O J
(John)
Groves RNZAF NZ.414613 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1668 C.U. w.e.f. 16.10.44
See also BBC article from Feb. 2004
http://www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar/stories/33/a2281033.shtml
- - NG243
F/O D H
Grundy RCAF J.88124 P - Inj. 23/24 Feb. 1945 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FODHGrundy/index.php
/pages/550-sqdn-photos.php#FOGrundy
POW 23/24 Feb. 1945 LM273
F/O H J
Handley RAF P - First operational flight as 2nd pilot to F/L Dale (NG132, (13 Mar 1945) /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOHJHandley/index.php
- - NG132
NG135
NG250
PB514
F/O R D
(Robert Douglas)
Harris RCAF J.37989 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 71 Base w.e.f. 8-1-45
First live op as 2nd Pilot to W/O Smith, ME301 16 Jan 1945
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FORDHarris/index.php
http://www.airmuseum.ca/mag/0503.html
KIA 7/8 Mar. 1945 LM273
ME301
ME428
NF998
PA995
PB843
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
F/L J
(Jack)
Harris DFC RAF 104460 P - Wing Cmdr (Retr.), Secretary 550 Squadron and North Killingholme Association.
Posted from No. 1 LFS w.e.f. 30/08/44
Did a tour of 37 ops.
First live ops flight as 2nd pilot with F/O Thygesen crew (10 Sept 1944, JB532)
DFC gazetted, issue 37088 18 May 1945
Post-war remained in the RAF. Promoted to Squadron Leader 1st Jan. 1950
Promoted to Wing Commander 1st Jan. 1958
As Wing Commander Harris appointed OBE in the Birthday Honours list 1960 (published Supplement To The London Gazette, 11th June 1960)
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtJHarris/index.php
http://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37088/supplement/2624
http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/38803/supplements/53
http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/41266/supplements/7593
http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/42051/supplements/3981
/pages/550-sqdn-reunion-2004-60th-anniversary.php
/pages/550-sqdn-reunion-2005.php
/pages/550-sqdn-reunion-2009.php
/pages/550-sqdn-reunion-2010.php
/pages/550-sqdn-reunion-2011.php
/pages/550-sqdn-reunion-2012.php
/pages/550-sqdn-reunion-2013.php
/pages/550-sqdn-reunion-2014.php
/pages/550-sqdn-reunion-2015.php
http://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/37088/supplement/2624
- - LM182
LM273
NG165
PB514
PB532
F/O
Harris RAF 161673 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1667 CU w.e.f 14.6.1945 - - - -
P/O R M
Harris RNZAF NZ.4212665 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1662 CU w.e.f. 31.3.45 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FORMHarris/index.php
- - PB707
F/Sgt J P
Harrison RAF 1233248 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1662 Con Unit w.e.f. 10/2/44
First live op as 2nd pilot to W/O Miller, LM461 19 Feb 44.
Interned in Camps L6/357, PoW No.1734
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FSgtJPHarrison/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/WOJIMiller/index.php
/pages/missing-lancs-information.php
PoW 19/20 February 1944 LM461
F/O M D
(Michael Dermot)
Hayes RAF 185432 P - - /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOMDHayes/index.php
KIA 4/5 April 1945 ME301
ND972
F/O S H
(Stanley Herbert)
Hayter RAF 146918 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 11 base w.e.f. 8.9.44
First live ops flight as 2nd pilot with F/O J Lord crew (16 Sept 1944, LL228)
Then NF963 (lost on training, and in ORB pilot name listed (incorrectly) as UNKNOWN
Posted to 13 Base N/E w.e.f 5.10.44
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOSHHayter/index.php
http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/planes/dales/nf963.html
- - LM228
NF963
F/O F L
(Franklin Lewis)
Hern-Black RCAF J26483 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 71 Base w.e.f 20/04/45
Posted to RAF Station, Rufforth, w.e.f. 25.6.1945
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOFLHern-Black/index.php
- - NG134
PA288
PA309
P/O G W
(Geoffrey William)
Hinde RAF 175573 P - - /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/DV309/index.php
/pages/550-sqdn-westerlo-commemorations.php
http://www.rebecq-memorial.eu/westerlo.php
KIA 21/22 May 1944 DV309
F/O G B
(Gordon Bruce)
Hoddle RAAF 413156 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn on squadron start-up from 100 Sqdn "C" Flight - KIA 25/26 Feb. 1944 ED942
JA712
LM321
F/Sgt J
(Jack)
Hodgkiss RAF 980646 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1661 CU w.e.f 22.6.1945 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FSgtHodgkiss/index.php
- - -
P/O N D
Holdsworth DFC RAF 175189 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 L.F.S. Hemswell on 19.5.44 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/PONDHoldsworth/index.php
- - EE139
EE193
LL747
P/O R
(Richard)
Hopman CdG RAAF A.35127 P - F/Sgt later P/O
Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 LFS on 16.7.44
First operational flight: flew as 2nd Pilot with F/O Shaw 1 Aug 1944
2nd pilot to G/C McIntyre, DV200 (8 Aug 1944)
26 Aug 1944 W5005 (Nan), ditched in Humber - no injuries
Posted from 550 Sqdn to No. 27 O.T.U , w.e.f 25-1-45
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FSgtRHopman/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtDAShaw/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOESAllen/index.php
http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/Veteran.aspx?ServiceID=R&VeteranID=884765
Surv. 26 Aug 1944 DV200
ED905
EE139
LL831
LM273
ME776
PB532
PD225
W5005
F/Sgt J
(John)
Hough RAF 1546277 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 L.F.S w.e.f. 16/7/1944
First operational flight as 2nd pilot to F/O Holdsworth (1 Aug 1944)
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FSgtJHough/index.php
KIA 15 Aug 1944 EE193
LL831
PA991
PD208
S/L F
(Frank)
Hume RAF 39232 P - Posted from 1656 CU w.e.f. 21/03/1945
Posted to R.A.F. Station, Syerston, w.e.f 8.8.1945
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SqdnLeaderFHume/index.php
- - ME390
Sgt G
Hunter RAF P - Interned in Camps L6/L4, PoW No.1629 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SgtGHunter/index.php
/pages/missing-lancs-information.php
PoW 30/31 January 1944 ND396
F/O L W
Hussey RCAF J.86004 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. L.F.S on 15.6.44
First live op as 2nd pilot to P/O Taylor (LL850, 24/06/44)
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOLWHussey/index.php
- - EE139
LL748
LL800
LL811
LL850
LM228
PA991
PA991a
PA995
PD514
F/O J C
(Joseph)
Hutcheson DFC RAF 175925 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 L.F.S on 7.6.44
Flew the Phantom of the Ruhr (BQ-B) on her 100th operation.
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOJCHutcheson/index.php
- - EE139
EE193
F/L C M
Irving RAF 134107 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 71 Base w.e.f. 9-1-45
First live op as 2nd pilot to F/Lt Summons, NG287 22/01/45
Then had to carry out a second op as 2nd pilot (as the first had been an "abortive"), this time with F/O Grundy, LM273 01/02/1945
Posted to No. 582 Sqdn w.e.f. 3-3-45
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtCMIrving/index.php
- - LM273
NG250
NG287
PB843
PD313
RA503
F/Sgt G W
(Bill)
Jamieson RCAF R.192871 P - From Vancouver, British Columbia /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FSgtGWJamieson/index.php
- - ME390
ME519
NG132
NG390
PD343
RA547
F/O K W
Jeans RAF 187427 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1662 CU w.e.f 24/03/45
First op as 2nd pilot to F/O Jamieson on 9th April 45.
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOKWJeans/index.php
- - ME390
NG221
PA309
F/Sgt A J H
(Arthur Harrington)
Jefferies CGM RAF 1313283 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn on squadron start-up from 100 Sqdn "C" Flight
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FSgtAJHJefferies/index.php
http://www.rebecq-memorial.eu/jalay.php
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/raf1944/3/jefferiesarthur.html
/original-site-archive/lib/image052.jpg
KIA 30/31 Mar 1944 ED536
EE139
JA712
JB674
LL850
LM425
ND463
F/O J E L
John RCAF J.27306 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 11 Base w.e.f 13.9.44
First live op as 2nd pilot to F/Lt R P Stone (ME776, 23rd Sept 1944)
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtRPStone/index.php
- - LL831
ME776
F/Sgt V R L
(Vernon Roy Lionel)
Johnson RAAF A.429587 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No.75 Base w.e.f. 6.5.45 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FSgtVRLJohnson/index.php
http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/Veteran.aspx?ServiceId=R&VeteranID=1052622
- - -
F/O L S
Johnston RCAF J.41973 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1668 CU w.e.f. 24.3.45
First live op as 2nd pilot to F/Lt Waite PA309 (9 Apr 44)
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOLSJohnston/index.php
- - NG120
NG246
NG289
PA268
PA309
F/Lt H G
Johnston RAF 124769 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 71 Base w.e.f 09/04/45
To 103 Sqdn w.e.f 18.10.45.
First operational flight as 2nd pilot to F/Lt Parsons (RF135, 14th Apri l945)
Later S/Ldr Johnston (Newsletter No. 50 Oct 2011)
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtHGJohnston/index.php
- - RA547
RF135
P/O R A
(Ronald Alfred)
Jones RAF 1339141/17 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from RAF Station, Elsham Wolds w.e.f 19.3.44

Posted to No. 300 Sqdn on 12.6.44 for the formation of an English Flight on a Polish Sqdn
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/PORAJones/index.php
- - DV309
JA918
LL747
LL831
LL837
ME687
F/O H
(Harry)
Jones RAF 176650 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 11 Base 14.6.44 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOHJones/index.php
http://www.francecrashes39-45.net/page_fiche_av.php?id=1450
KIA 28/29 Jul 1944 EE193
LL796
LL831
LM134
NE164
PA991
F/O C J
(Cyril John)
Jones RCAF J.88066 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 11 Base w.e.f 15.10.44
First live op as 2nd pilot to F/Lt Devereau 25/10/44 in LM182
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOCJJones/index.php
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1802263/JONES
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/sub.cfm?source=collections/virtualmem/Detail&casualty=1802263
KIA 7/8 Mar 1945 LM182
NG120
NG135
PA995
F/O G G
Kennedy RAF 152631 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 11 Base w.e.f. 01/09/44.

Posted to No. 150 Squadron on 7th November 1944.
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOGGKennedy/index.php
http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/37088/supplements/2624/page.pdf
- - LM228
ND972
PA995
PD255
P/O C G H
Kenyon DFC RAF 1322939 P - Posted to the Squadron w.e.f 10/12/43 from 1667 CU. /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POCGHKenyon/index.php
- - DV192
DV279
DV305
ED536
EE139
F/O
Kingsmill RAAF A.437423 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No.75 Base w.e.f. 6.5.45
Posted to R.A.F. Station Gamston w.e.f. 25.6.1945
- - - -
F/Sgt F P
Knight RAAF A.436039 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1654 CU w.e.f. 5.3.45 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FSgtFPKnight/index.php
- - ME301
ME542
F/Sgt D P
Lambert RAF 1563972 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1667 CU w.e.f. 26.3.45 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FSgtDPLambert/index.php
- - NG134
F/S S
(Sam)
Langford RAF 1587700 P - Transferred in from 75 Base w.e.f 08/04/45 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FSgtSLangford/index.php
/original-site-archive/lib/photogencrew.JPG
- - -
W/O T B
Lees RCAF R.114805 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1667 CU w.e.f. 24.3.45
First operational flight as 2nd pilot to F/L Parsons (RF135, 9th April 1945, also 10th April 45)
- - - RF135
F/L R J
(Robert)
Liefooghe RAF 131067 P - Belgian national
b. Arques (FR) 26.6.1920, d. Sutton Colfield (U.K.) 5.7.1988
Posted to 550 Sqdn from 170 Sqdn w.e.f. 8.11.44
Survived crash.
Interned in Camp 5A
The web-link given claims to be a photo of a fragment of F/L Liefooghe Lancaster
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtRJLiefooghe/index.php
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,466201.msg3266437.html
PoW 17 Mar 1945 NG336
NN715
W/O T A
Lloyd DFM RAF 1278822 P - Immediate award of DFM recorded in May 1944 ORB for bringing severely damaged ND733 home from Mailly raid of 3/4 May 1944 having ordered the A/B and both AGs to bale out. /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/WOTALloyd/index.php
/documents/public/North-Killingholme/StationNarratives/0008.jpg
/documents/public/North-Killingholme/StationNarratives/0009.jpg
- - ND733
F/Sgt J R
Locke RAF 1567401 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 71 Base w.e.f 08/04/45 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FSgtJRLocke/index.php
- - -
F/O A C
(Alfred Churchill)
Lockyer RNZAF NZ.428130 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1654 CU w.e.f 13/03/45 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOACLockyer/index.php
KIA 17 Mar 1945 NG132
F/O A W L
(Aubrey)
Lohrey RNZAF NZ.426051 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 L.F.S. w.e.f 24.11.44
First live op as 2nd pilot to F/O Bell PD221, 4 Dec 1944
Posted to 550 Sqdn from W.C.A.D 8.3.45
/pages/550-sqdn-fleville-memorial.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOAWLLohrey/index.php
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/raf1945/lohrey.html
Surv. 1/2 Feb 1945 NG363
PB843
PD221
PD313
RA502
RF136
F/L J C
(Jim)
Lord DFC RAF 175190 P - Posted from 1 L.F.S Hemswell on 2.6.44
First live op as 2nd pilot to S/L Nicholas PA991, 12 June 1944
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtJCLord/index.php
- - ED562
ED905
LM228
PA991
PD319
F/O
Lowe RAF 170203 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1661 CU w.e.f 26.6.1945 - - - -
F/L E H
Luder DFC RAAF A.418715 P - First live op as 2nd pilot to F/Lt Shaw (ED905, 31 Oct 1944) /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtEHLuder/index.php
- - ED905
JB345
LM182
NG134
F/L D E A
(Derek Eustace Arthur)
Luger RAF 133373 P - Inj; arrived home 8 May 45; admitted to Manchester Christie Hospital
Died from his injuries 29 May 45
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtDEALuger/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/WingCmdrBryanBell/index.php
http://www.teunispats.net/macr-12109.htm
KIA 29 May 1945 NN715
P/O J
(Jack)
Lukies RAAF A.427127 P - Posted from 71 Base w.e.f. 6.2.45 http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/Veteran.aspx?ServiceID=R&VeteranID=1054843
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOJLukies/index.php
- - LM228
ME301
NG120
F/L A J D
(Donald)
MacLachlan DFC RAF 41797 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 625 Sqdn w.e.f. 9.11.44 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtAJDMacLachlan/index.php
/pages/550-sqdn-photos.php#FlightLieutenantMcLaughlinCrew
- - NF998
RA503
F/L M F A
(Michael Francis Aston)
Maltin DFC RAF 102552 P - DFC gazetted, issue 37088 18 May 1945 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtMFAMaltin/index.php
http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/37088/supplements/2624
- - NG120
F/O H G
(Harry)
Manley RAAF A.409724 P - First operational flight as 2nd pilot to F/O Thomas (1 Aug 1944).
Joined 550 Sqdn Jul 44, posted to a Pathfinders Sqdn Sept 44
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOHGManley/index.php
/original-site-archive/lib/image020.jpg
- - ND972
PD221
F/O
Marker RAF 150600 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No.207 Sqdn w.e.f 8.8.1945 - - - -
F/O G H
(Gordon)
Markes RAF 178538 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 L.F.S. wef. 31.8.44 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOGHMarkes/index.php
- - NG132
NG153
NG435
P/O E F
Marles RAF 172755 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from R.A.F Station, Lindholme, w.e.f 17.3.1944 (No. 1186087)
First live op as 2nd pilot to P/O Rogers (LL837, 22/23 March 1944
Posted from 550 Sqdn to No. 13 Base on 27.5.44
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POEFMarles/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/PONSRogers/index.php
- - DV279
JA712
LL747
LL837
LM319
LM455
LM460
P/O R R
(Reginald Raymond)
Matthews RAF 196950 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1667 CU w.e.f. 30.6.1945 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/PORRMatthews/index.php
KIA 29 Sept 1945 PD343
F/O R H
(Roger Hanson)
Maule RAF 150102 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn on squadron start-up from 100 Sqdn "C" Flight
F/O R.H. Mawle - 150102 from CGWC: (misspell on 550 ORB)
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FORHMaule/index.php
http://www.bcar.org.uk/1944-incident-logs
KIA 1/2 Jan 1944 DV345
P/O P
(Philip)
Maxwell DFC RAF 1337701 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1662 CU w.e.f. 1/2/44
On completion of tour posted to 86 OTU on 2.7.44
Died Brisbane, 1975
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POPMaxwell/index.php
- - LL747
LL826
LL831
LL838
LL851
F/O L J T
(Leonard John Thomas)
McCarthy RAF 177120 P - First live op as 2nd pilot (P/O McCarthy) to F/Lt R P Stone (LL811, 25th Aug 1944) /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOLJTMcCarthy/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtRPStone/index.php
/original-site-archive/lib/image064.jpg
KIA 6 Nov. 1944 LL811
PA991
PB562
P/O D
(Donald)
McCrae RCAF J.85104 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 L.F.S w.e.f. 09/02/1944 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/PODMcCrae/index.php
http://www.rebecq-memorial.eu/lichtervelde.php
KIA 27/28 May 1944 LL747
LL748
LL810
LM392
ME556
ME687
P/O
McEwan RAF 187919 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1651 CU w.e.f 20.6.1945 - - - -
G/C R V
(Richard)
McIntyre DFC* RAF P - Station Commander
Attached to Station on 9th Dec. 1943 as Station Commander
Flew pilot with F/O Waite (2nd pilot) crew (LL826,30 April 44)
Flew pilot with F/O Manley (2nd pilot) crew (PD221,3 Aug 1944)
Flew pilot with F/Sgt Hopman (2nd pilot) crew (DV200,8 Aug 1944)
Flew pilot with P/O R P Franklyn (2nd pilot) crew (PD221, 25 Oct 1944)
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtWaite/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FSgtRHopman/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FORPFranklyn/index.php
- - DV200
LL826
PD221
W/Cdr J C
McWatters DFC RAF 86655 P - Commanding Officer: 25 Feb 45 - 02 Oct 45
Class A release w.e.f 03.10.45
/original-site-archive/histmemoirsb17seacrash.htm
- - ME503
NG250
F/O G E
(Geoff)
Mearns DFC RAF 184032 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 L.F.S w.e.f 24.11.44
Flew 1st live Op as 2nd pilot to F/Lt Maltin, NG120, 6th Dec 1944
Northwich, Cheshire (became a school teacher)
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POGMearns/index.php
/pages/550-sqdn-photos.php#POGMearns
- - ME540
ME776
NF931
NF932
NG120
NG132
NG134
NG243
NG246
NG390
PA503
PA995
PD313
F/O L G
Michie DFC RCAF J.90454 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 71 Base w.e.f. 19.12.44 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOLGMichie/index.php
- - RF136
F/O P G
(Philip Giles)
Milburn RCAF J.23416 P - First live op as 2nd pilot to P/O Bouchard, LL834, 22 Mar 1944
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOPGMilburn/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POVJBouchard/index.php
http://www.rebecq-memorial.eu/berinzenne.php
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Philip-Giles-Milburn-Flying-Officer/116046868408247?v=info
KIA 22/23 April 1944 A
G
H
J
K
LL834
LM455
ME581
ND403
ND733
W/O J I
(John Irving)
Miller RAF 172075 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn on squadron start-up
May have transferred in from 103 Squadron (where he and his crew seems to have been posted sometime around the middle of September 1943)
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/WOJIMiller/index.php
/pages/missing-lancs-information.php
KIA 19/20 February 1944 EE107
JB289
LM461
S/L T D
Misselbrook RAF 42353 P A Posted from 300 Sqdn w.e.f. 2.9.44
Flight Commander A Flight: 02 Sep 44 - Nov 44
- - - -
F/L F J
Mitchell RAF 49265 P - Posted from 1656 CU w.e.f. 10/03/1945 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FLtMitchell/index.php
- - ME389
ME503
PA288
PB707
F/L J P
(Joseph Phillip)
Morris RAF 130129 P - Posted to 550 Squadron from No. 11 Base w.e.f. 20.10.44 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtJPMorris/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtDAShaw/index.php
KIA 6/7 Dec. 1944 ED905
NG251
F/O G A
(Godfrey Arnold)
Morrison DSO RAF 150107 P A (P) (I)
Posted to 550 Sqdn on squadron start-up from 100 Sqdn "C" Flight
9th February 1944 Immediate Award of DSO
Posted to 13 Base w.e.f 20/03/1945
Posted to No. 103 Squadron Elsham Wolds on 24.4.44 [Ed: it is not clear if the ORB is reporting conflicting xfrs here.]

F/O Morrison was lost on the 22/23 May 1944 to Dortmund (103 Sqdn lost a lot of crews in May 44) and is buried in REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOGAMorrison/index.php
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2040551/MORRISON,%20GODFREY%20ARNOLD
Surv 30/31 Jan 1944 DV305
W/O J K
(John Kay)
Murray RCAF J.86549 P Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 11 Base on 7.6.4
First live op as 2nd Pilot to F/O Neilson, LM134, 16/17 June 1944 - killed on this operation (thereby leaving a headless crew who were transferred out two days later)
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/WOJKMurray/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FODFNeilson/index.php
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/collections/virtualmem/Detail/1077460
KIA 16/17 June 1944 LM134
F/O D F
(Donald Fullerton)
Neilson RCAF J.24170 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from RAF Wickenby w.e.f 19.3.44
First operational flight as 2nd Pilot with F/Sgt C G Foster crew, ND425, 24 Mar 1944
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FODFNeilson/index.php
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/collections/virtualmem/Detail/1077575
KIA 16/17 June 1944 EE193
LL811
LM134
ND425
ND425C
S/L R M
(Roland Macrae)
Newitt DFC* RCAF J.16193 P A Flight Commander A Flight: 07 Nov 44 - 23 Apr 45. Posted from 1662 CU w.e.f 3/11/44 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtMNewitt/index.php
http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/37277/supplements/4705
/pages/bomber-command-books.php#FlyingIntoHell
- - NG134
NG250
P/O K J
Newman RAF P - First live op as 2nd pilot to P/O McCrae (LL810, 19th May 1944) - - - ED796
EE193
LL810
S/L P A
(Peter)
Nicholas DFC RAF 39257 P A Flight Commander A Flight: 19 Jan 44 - 19 Jul 44.

Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1662 Con. Unit w.e.f 12/01/44.
Posted to 83 O.T.U. on 19.7.44

Post-war (1993) became the 2nd President of the Squadron Association
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SqdnLeaderPANicholas/index.php
/php-library/mysql-utils/reports/rpt_squadron_newsletters.php#Issue4
/php-library/mysql-utils/reports/rpt_squadron_newsletters.php#Issue5
- - LL134
LL748
LL811
LL836
LL850
ME556
ME582
PA991
PA995
P/O S W
(Searn Wrist)
Nielson RAAF A.2678 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 71 Base w.e.f. 17.2.45
Flew first live op as 2nd pilot to F/Lt Summons, PD313 1 March 45
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POSWNielson/index.php
KIA 7/8 Mar. 1945 ME390
ME503
PD313
F/Sgt
Nightingale RAF 1801902 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1667 CU w.e.f 14.6.1945 - - - -
F/O R G
(Robert George)
Nye RAF 188499 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 71 Base w.e.f. 19.12.44 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FORGNye/index.php
/pages/550-sqdn-westerbeek-memorial.php
http://www.bomber-command.info/pd221.htm
KIA 3/4 Feb. 1945 LM182
PD221
F/Sgt R E
Oliver RAF 1339528 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn on squadron start-up from 100 Sqdn "C" Flight
Posted from 550 Sqdn to No.156 Sqdn w.e.f 08/01/44
- - - JB618
JB678
ME556
F/O G H
Packham RAF P - 2nd pilot to S/L Smith, 5 June 44 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOGHPackham/index.php
PoW 16/17 June 1944 LL747
LL831
P/O
Page RAF 197585 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No.12 Sqdn w.e.f 21.9.1945 - - - -
F/O
Parker RAF 152273 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1667 CU w.e.f. 30.6.1945 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOParker/index.php
- - -
F/L D R
Parsons DFC RAAF A.434005 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1668 CU w.e.f 6.11.44
First operational flight as 2nd pilot to W/O Hopman (16th Nov 44)
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtDRParsons/index.php
- - ME776
ND972
NG165
NG250
NG363
PB532
PB832
PB843
PB864
PD313
RF135
W/O G K
(George K)
Peasgood RAF 1390188 P - Died aged 21 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/WOGKPeasgood/index.php
KIA 21/22 Jan. 1944 DV192
EE107
JB673
P/O J S
Percival RAF P - - - - - ME301
PB514
PB707
S/L E L
(Edgar Lewis)
Pickles DFC* RAAF A.413248 P B Flight Commander B Flight: 04 Jan 45- May 45
Posted from No. 1656 Con Unit w.e.f. 4.12.44
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SqdnLeaderEdgarPickles/index.php
http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/Veteran.aspx?ServiceID=R&VeteranID=1060238
http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/37324/supplements/5235
- - NG165
NG250
PD221
F/L R W
(Richard William ("Dickie"))
Picton DFC RAF 129769 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn on squadron start-up from 100 Sqdn "C" Flight
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtRWPicton/index.php
/pages/550-sqdn-achiet-le-petit-commemoration-2015.php
http://www.francecrashes39-45.net/page_fiche_av.php?id=1093
http://www.ww1cemeteries.com/ww2_cemeteries/achiet_lp_cc.htm
KIA 10/11 April 1944 DV306
LL826
LL836
LM319
ME556
ME581
F/L P J M
(Peter John Matcham)
Prangley RAF 111779 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn on squadron start-up from 100 Sqdn "C" Flight
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtPJMPrangley/index.php
KIA 26/27 Nov. 1943 LM379
P/O E C
(Elvin Curtis)
Purney RCAF J.19590 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 LFS Hemswell on 25.4.44
Cemetery of Brussels-Evere, Coll. Grave X1829
/documents/public/Rebecq-Memorial-Project/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POECPurney/index.php
http://www.rebecq-memorial.eu/crew.php
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/sub.cfm?source=collections/virtualmem/Detail&casualty=2109244
KIA 27/28 May 1944 DV279
JA712
LL748
LL810
W5005
F/O R
Purvis DFC RAF 175075 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. L.F.S Hemswell on 17.5.44
Instructor (P)
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FORPurvis/index.php
http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/36728/supplements/4538
http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/36798/pages/5275
http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/37578/supplements/2512
/pages/bomber-command-books.php#FlyingIntoHell
- - ED562
ED905
LL800
LL811
LM182
NF963
F/L G T
Pyke DFC 124834 P - F/L Pyke crew posted from No. 1 LFS w.e.f. 31/08/44
First live op as 2nd pilot to F/O Dawson PA991 10 Sept 44
Posted from 550 Sqdn to 30 O.T.U w.e.f. 17/02/45
Instructor (P)
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtGTPyke/index.php
/original-site-archive/lib/image022.jpg
- - ED905
JB345
NG251
NG287
NN715
PA991b
PB514
PD319
S/L B J
Redmond DFC* RAF 68143 P B Flight Commander B Flight: Jul 44 - 03 Jan 45
Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 LFS Hemswell on 7.6.44. Posted in a F/Lt Redmond
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SqdnLeaderBJRedmond/index.php
- - LL838
LM134
LM477
PD221
W5005
W/O R A
Rember RCAF R.120125 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from R.A.F. Elsham Wolds w.e.f. 11/2/44 - - - JA712
LM460
ME687
F/L C A
Rhude DFC RCAF J.16727 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 576 Sqdn w.e.f. 8.11.44 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOCARhude/index.php
- - NF135
NG287
NG289
F/L J O
Richard DFC RCAF J.23518 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn on squadron start-up from 100 Sqdn "C" Flight

Tour expired crew: posted to 86 O.T.U on 17.6.44
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOJORichard/index.php
- - DV305
ED536
LL747
F/Sgt
Ridsdale RAF 1672040 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1661 CU w.e.f 22.6.1945 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FSgtRidsdale/index.php
- - -
F/O V G
Roberts RNZAF NZ.415365 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1656 CU w.e.f. 19/03/45
Posted to No. 207 Squadron w.e.f. 8.8.1945
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOVGRoberts/index.php
- - LM228
NG120
NG134
F/O P M
(Paul Martin)
Roche RCAF J.25800 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 L.F.S. on 8.7.44
First live op as 2nd pilot to F/O Wareham , ME776 (18 July 44)
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOPMRoche/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOLWareham/index.php
http://www.francecrashes39-45.net/page_fiche_av.php?id=1449
http://www.aerosteles.net/stelefr-blamont-lancaster
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-95FtLPAhT8&autoplay=1
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/2320043?Paul%20Martin%20Roche
KIA 28/29 July 1944 LM455
ME776
ND972
W/Cdr G F
Rodney AFC
DFC
RAF P - Commanding Officer: 03 Oct 45 - 31 Oct 45 - - - -
P/O N S
Rogers DFC RAF 172215 P - Posted from 550 Sqdn to 86 O.T.U. on 1.7.44 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/PONSRogers/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POEFMarles/index.php
/pages/550-sqdn-photos.php#PORogersCrew
- - DV309
ED942
EE107
JA712
LL747
LL837
LM319
LM460
ME687
ME840
ND326
F/L N L
(Norman)
Rose DFC RAF 144286 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 L.F.S. on 13.7.44 (as F/O Rose)
First operational flight as 2nd pilot to F/O Wareham (01 Aug 1944)
Posted from 550 Sqdn to No. 238 Sqdn, w.e.f. 22.12.44
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtNLRose/index.php
- - DV200
ED905
LL748
LL811
LL831
LM228
LM285
ME583
ME776
NF998
NG132
NG133
F/O E V
(Ernest Vernon)
Sage RNZAF 415369 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from RAF Feltwell w.e.f 3.3.44
First live op as 2nd pilot to F/O Richard, LL747, 15/16 March 1944
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOEVSage/index.php
KIA 9/10 May 1944 JA918
LL747
LL831
LM455
S/L J C
(Peter)
Sarll DFC RAF P C Flight Commander C Flight: 21 Mar 45 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SqdnLeaderJCSarll/index.php
- - ME542
NG243
F/L R
(Ronald)
Scholefield RAF 151057 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1667 CU w.e.f. 30.6.1945
Class A release w.e.f 24.9.45
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FLRScholfield/index.php
- - -
F/Sgt C R R
(Charles Richard Raymond)
Scott RAAF A.437060 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No.75 Base w.e.f. 6.5.45
Posted from 550 Sqdn to RAF Station Gamston w.e.f. 26.6.1945
(listed as F/Sgt on transfer in, P/O by time of transfer out of 550 Sqdn, and F/O by time of discharge in Jan 1946)
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FSgtCRRScott/index.php
http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/Veteran.aspx?ServiceId=R&VeteranId=1062785
- - -
F/O R G
(Reginald Geoffrey)
Screen DFC RAF 188559 P - Instructor (P) /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FORGScreen/index.php
http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/37080/supplements/2529/page.pdf
- - ME542
NG221
NG336
PD320
PD321
RF237
F/O
Sellar RAF 157313 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No.207 Sqdn w.e.f 8.8.1945 - - - -
P/O W J
Shaw RAF 179269 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 11 Base w.e.f. 30.9.44
Posted (as A/F/O) from 550 Sqdn to 150 Sqdn on 7th November 1944
- - - ME776
NF932
NG138
NG221
F/L D A
(David Arnot ("Jock"))
Shaw DFC* RAF 1702275 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 L.F.S. Hemswell on 2.6.44
First live op as 2nd pilot to F/L Waite, LL850 (12 June 44)
Pilot (Press on Regardless ED905)
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtDAShaw/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtJPMorris/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtRJLiefooghe/index.php
http://www.wartimememories.co.uk/airfields/northkillingholme.html#Bruce
http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/37088/supplements/2624
- - ED905
HK796
LL748
LL850
LM273
ME776
NG120
NG221
NG246
NG390
PB514
PD321
W/O
Shaw RAF 1338273 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1651 CU w.e.f 20.6.1945 - - - -
F/O H A
Shenker DFC RCAF J.25782 P P - /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOHAShenker/index.php
- - NG134
F/Sgt
Shepherd RAAF A.434170 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No.73 Base w.e.f. 18.5.45 - - - -
P/O T M J
(Tyrrell Michael John)
Shervington RAF 175817 P - - /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POTMJShervington/index.php
http://www.memoiresderagny.fr/archives/425
KIA 6/7 June 1944 EE139
ME556
P/O P C
(Peter Charles)
Siddall RNZAF NZ421538 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 L.F.S wef 12.8.44
Flew first live op as 2nd pilot with F/O Hussey, LL748, 25 Aug 1944
Was 2nd pilot to W/Cmdr Sisley (Commanding Officer) when all were lost, NF962, 31 Aug 1944
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POPCSiddall/index.php
KIA 31 Aug 1944 LL748
NF962
F/O K F
(Kenneth Frederick)
Sidwell DFC RAF 179585 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No.11 Base w.e.f. 28.9.44
First live op as 2nd pilot to F/Lt Rose, LL811, 11 Oct 1944
Posted to No.1651 CU w.e.f from 25/03/45.
Later: KIA, 30/10/1945 - but not on the 550 RoH (as the squadron was disbanded by the time of his death).
Lancaster NN813, crashed 30-Oct-1945 on a training sortie with 1653 HCU. Crew: F/O K.F. Sidwell DFC +; P/O J.C. Prince +; Sgt. G.A. Boddy +; F/O W.S. Lees +; Sgt. J.O.E. Ogden +; Sgt. R.T. Trebble +; Sgt. P. Cumberworth +
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOKFSidwell/index.php
http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/37187/supplements/3782/page.pdf
http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/37093/supplements/2661/page.pdf
http://www.lancaster-archive.com/lanc_uknowncrashsites.pdf
- - LL811
ME776
NF931
NG243
W/Cdr A F M
(Alan Francis Moir)
Sisley DFC RAF 39008 P - Commanding Officer: 16 Jul 44 - 31 Aug 44 (Missing)
Australian from Sydney, joined the RAF in the mid-thirties
Posted to 550 Sqdn from 11 Base H.Q. on 15.7.44
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POPCSiddall/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FORPurvis/index.php
KIA 31 Aug 1944 ME583
NF962
P/O J G
Smart RAF 191115 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1667 CU w.e.f 25/03/45 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POJGSmart/index.php
- - NG243
PA268
RF136
W/O
Smith RAF 1324746 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1668 CU w.e.f 14.6.1945 - - - -
P/O K A
(Kenneth)
Smith DFC RAF 1457560 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 103 Sqdn w.e.f 8.11.44
Posted in as Sgt Smith. W/O Smith. From 20/02/45 listed in ORB as P/O Smith. From 23/02/45 as F/O Smith
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POKASmith/index.php
- - ME301
F/O E M
Smith DFC RAF 179268 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 100 Sqdn w.e.f 8.11.44 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOEMSmith/index.php
- - NG390
S/L G S
(Gavin Strang)
Smith DFC RAF 108543 P B Flight Commander B Flight: 29 May 44 - 16 Jun 44 (Missing)
Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 LFS Hemswell on 27.5.44
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SqdnLeaderGSSmith/index.php
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/raf1944/5/smithgavin.html
KIA 16 Jun 1944 LL747
LL838
ME840
F/Sgt G B
Smith RCAF R.178418 P - - - - - PD221
F/L F S
(Frank Stanley "Stainless")
Steele DFC RCAF J.27097 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 LFS w.e.f 3.6.44
First live op as 2nd Pilot to F/O Neilson, LL811 14 June 1944
Posted to RCAF "R" Depot w.e.f. 30.10.44
Post-war retired in 1967 as Squadron Leader
Died Ottawa May 2012, aged 93
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtFSSteele/index.php
http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/36894/supplements/415
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtFSSteele/LogBooks/FLtFSSteele.pdf
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Frank+Stainless+Steele+impossible+forget/6722420/story.html
- - ED562
LL748
LL811
LL831
PA995
F/O I A
("Bud")
Stevenson DFC RCAF J.86878 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. L.F.S on 14.7.44
From Wallaceburg and London Ontario
First operational flight as 2nd pilot to F/O Thygessen (01 Aug 1994)
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOIAStevenson/index.php
- - NG132
PA991
F/L R P
(Bob)
Stone CdG RAF 122099 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. L.F.S. on 1.7.44
First live op as 2nd pilot to F/O Steele (PA995, 12 July 1944)
Posted from 550 Sqdn to No. 238 Sqdn w.e.f. 22.12.44
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtRPStone/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtFSSteele/index.php
/original-site-archive/lib/image018.jpg
/original-site-archive/lib/image060.jpg
/original-site-archive/lib/image092.jpg
/original-site-archive/lib/image094.jpg
- - ED905
EE139
LL811
LM134
LM182
ME776
NG132
NG133
NG134
NG138
PA995
F/Sgt
Storeham RAF 1607182 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1667 CU w.e.f 14.6.1945 - - - -
F/Sgt
Suckling RAF 1603892 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1654 CU w.e.f. 15.3.45 - - - -
F/O D W
(David)
Summons DFC RAAF A.410479 P - Instructor (P)
Posted to 1651 C.U. w.e.f 28.3.45
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FODWSummons/index.php
- - LL831
ME301
NG133
NG287
PD313
RF135
P/O
Sutton RAF 197194 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1667 CU w.e.f. 30.6.1945 - - - -
F/L
Sweeney RCAF J.14702 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1662 CU w.e.f. 24.3.45 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtJASweeney/index.php
- - -
F/O R A
(Robert (Bob))
Tapsell RAF 1808003 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 L.F.S. w.e.f. 11.08.44 (as F/Sgt Tapsell) /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FORATapsell/index.php
/original-site-archive/lib/image054.jpg
- - LM228
Sgt C
(Clarence)
Tattersall RAF 569088 P - Transferred from 1667 CU w.e.f. 30/12/43 - KIA 25/26 Feb 1944 ME582
P/O S B
Taylor DFC RAF P - Initially F/Sgt Taylor, later P/O
First Live op as 2nd pilot to P/O Bouchard, ND425, 22 Api 1944
LL850 was wrecked but no crew injuries
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POSBTaylor/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/POVJBouchard/index.php
Surv. 7 Jul 1944 ED562
LL850
ND425
F/Sgt J F
Thomas RAAF A34198 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 71 Base w.e.f 07/04/45
Posted to R.A.F Station Gamston, w.e.f 25.6.1945
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FSgtJFThomas/index.php
- - NG250
PD313
RF135
F/Lt R
(Rhys ("Tommy"))
Thomas DFC RAF 144642 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 L.F.S. Hemswell on 24.5.44
First live op as 2nd pilot to P/O Maxwell 5th June 1944 LL838
Finished tour of Operations on 17.9.44
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtRThomas/index.php
http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/36044/supplements/2617
http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/36165/supplements/4018
"http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/36894/supplements/414
http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/39198/supplements/2001
- - LL747
LL796
LL838
LM455
ND972
F/O S D
Thompson RAAF A.31211 P - - /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOThompson/index.php
- - NG120
F/O V A
(Victor Allen Christian)
Thygessen DFC RCAF J.27660 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1 L.F.S. Hemswell on 2.6.44 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOVAThygessen/index.php
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/36835/supplement/5692
- - LL831
LL837
LM460
ME776
NF962
PA991
PB532
PD221
W5005
F/O W H
Tolman RAF 137199 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 11 Base w.e.f. 15.10.44
Posted to No. 150 Sqdn on 7th November 1944
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOWHTolman/index.php
- - LM273
F/O W E
Town RCAF J.89714 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 101 Sqdn w.e.f. 24.3.45 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOWETown/index.php
- - PA258
Sgt G H
Town RAF 656236 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 1. LFS on 29.6.44 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SgtGHTown/index.php
/original-site-archive/lib/image066.jpg
- - LL748
LL811
LM228
PA991
PA995
PD208
F/Sgt J H
(Jim)
Vance RAAF A.436356 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 75 Base w.e.f 08/04/45 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FSgtJHVance/index.php
- - NG120
PB707
P/O H S
Vaughan RAF 175077 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 11 Base w.e.f 16/06/44
According to W/O Porter flight log flew as 2nd pilot to W/Cdr Connolly 11 Jul 44 (returning to base with engine trouble), 3 days before W/Cdr Connolly FTR.
Also flew with W/Cdr Sisley 1 month before he too FTR.
LM229 Orleans 4 Jul 1944 crashed on take-off (all survived,Vaughan injured).

Various ORB entries: HE, ES or R Vaughan(??)
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/PORVaughan/index.php
/pages/550-sqdn-logbooks.php#WOPorterLogBook
Inj. 4 Jul 1944 DV200
ED905
LL831
LM229
LM275
ME575
ME583
PD208
PD255
W5005
F/L R E G
(Richard)
Waite DFC RAF 125844 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from RAF Station Kermington, w.e.f. 6.3.44
On completion of operational tour posted to 86 O.T.U on 7.7.44

Posted to 550 Sqdn from 16 O.T.U. w.e.f. 8.3.45
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtWaite/index.php
- - LL826
LL831
LL850
ME542
NG243
PA309
PD382
RA503
F/Sgt
Wall RAAF A.424097 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No.75 Base w.e.f. 12.5.45 - - - -
F/O R F
(Russell Francis)
Wallace RNZAF 427351 P - - /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FORFWallace/index.php
KIA 15/16 Mar 1945 NG287
F/L
Walters RAAF A.409352 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No.71 Base w.e.f. 18.5.45 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtWalters/index.php
- - -
F/O L
(Leslie)
Wareham RAF 156312 P - Posted from No. 1 L.F.S Hemswell on 12.5.44 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOLWareham/index.php
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FOPMRoche/index.php
/pages/550-sqdn-photos.php#Aircraft
- - DV279
LL837
LM228
ME776
W/O H C
White DFC RAF 657890 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1 L.F.S Hemswell on 24.4.44

Posted to No. 300 Sqdn on 12.6.44 for the formation of an English Flight on a Polish Sqdn
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FSgtHCWhite/index.php
- - -
F/O K A
Whynacht RCAF J.29129 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No. 11 Base w.e.f. 15.10.44
First live op as 2nd pilot to F/Lt R P Stone (NG132, 29th Oct 1944)
Posted to 150 Sqdn on 7th Nov 1944
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtRPStone/index.php
- - NF932
NG132
F/L L O
Williams DFC RAAF A.401406 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 11 Base w.e.f. 2.10.44
Instructor(P)
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtLOWilliams/index.php
- - -
F/Sgt D T
Williams RAF 1397556 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 1656 CU w.e.f 10/03/45 /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FSgtDTWilliams/index.php
- - LM182
NG931
PD313
RF214
F/Sgt K F
Wilson RAAF A.417612 P - - /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FSgtKFWilson/index.php
- - ME428
PD382
F/Sgt R E
(Robert Edward)
Woodger RAF 577057 P - - /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FSgtREWoodger/index.php
http://www.aircrewremembered.com/raf1944/3/woodgerrobert.html
KIA 14/15 February 1944 JA934
Sgt H F J
(Hubert Frederick John)
Woods RAF 1339079 P - /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/SgtHFJWoods/index.php
KIA 23/24 Dec 1943 ED730
LM319
F/O R W
(Ronald William)
Wright RAF 17661 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from 103 Sqdn w.e.f 8.11.44 (as A/F/O)
Posted from 550 Sqdn to No. 582 Sqdn w.e.f. 14-1-45
[Ed: Killed in tragic circumstances on Friday 13th July 1945 when his 97 Squadron Lancaster crashed shortly after take-off, while on training for deployment to the Far East. Source: Kevin Bending, 97 Sdqn Historian]
/documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FORWright/index.php
- - NN715
F/L A
(Arthur)
Wynne Thomas RAF 108063 P - F/Lt A.W. Thomas: no trace with this name on CWGC. Service Nr. 108063 relates to: F/Lt Thomas Arthur Wynne /documents/public/Lancasters-Crews/FlLtAWThomas/index.php
KIA 19/20 Oct 1944 NG192
P/O A D
Young DFC RAF 177158 P - Posted to 550 Sqdn from No, 1 LFS w.e.f. 13/08/44
2nd Pilot to P/O Vaughan on 26 Aug 44 in LL831
- - - LL831
ME776
NG135
PD255

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