550 Squadron Crew
F/O K F Sidwell DFC and Crew
F/O Sidwell and crew were posted to 550 Squadron from No.11 Base w.e.f. 28.9.44:
- F/O K F Sidwell DFC (P)
- Sgt J Allen (F/Eng)
- F/Sgt J W Hewitt (Nav)
- Sgt J L Banks (A/B)
- F/Sgt J F Chapman (W/Op)
- Sgt F W Woodley (MU/AG)
- Sgt D C Whitmarsh (R/AG)
The picture below is of F/O Sidwell and crew.
|F/O Sidwell and crew:
L-to-R: P/O Sidwell (P), F/Sgt Hewitt, Sgt Banks, Sgt Allen, F/Sgt Chapman, Sgt Woodley, Sgt Whitmarsh
Thanks to Mark Simpson for making the photograph available
F/O Sidwell and crew completed their tour with 550 Squadron with a final sortie to Nuremberg on 16-17/03/45.
F/O Sidwell was posted to 1651 CU on 25/03/45 and the award of a DFC was gazetted 20/07/45. Sadly on 30/10/45 F/Lt Sidwell went missing without trace in Lancaster NN813 of 1653 HCU while on a training flight.