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:

The picture below is of F/O Sidwell and crew.

Click image 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.