550 Squadron Photos
F/Lt Jim Lord DFC and Crew
The F/Lt Jim Lord crew were transfered in to 550 Sqdn from 1 L.F.S Hemswell on 2.6.44. The regular crew is listed below:
- F/L J C Lord (P)
- Sgt K W C Down (F/Eng)
- F/Sgt R Sebaski RCAF (Nav)
- Sgt A A A Vass RCAF (A/B)
- P/O J Elliott (W/Op)
- Sgt A J Schomberg RAAF (MU/AG)
- Sgt P J Sculley (R/AG)
Also flying a number (seven) of operations for the F/Lt Lord crew with was a stand-in R/AG<:/p>
On one operation the F/Lt Lord crew flew with Squadron Lead Flight Engineer, standing in for Sgt K Down<:/p>
The crew completed their tour in October 1944, and were transferred from 550 Sqdn mid/late October 1944.
The pictures below show F/Lt Lord and crew.
|F/Lt Jim Lord DFC|
|Jim Lord and crew, BQ-G, North Killinghome, Sept 1944
Left To Right: Ken Down, Jim Lord, Guss Vass, Jock Elliott, Pat Sculley, Bob Sebaski, Jack Shomberg
|Jim Lord and crew (Lanc ED562, BQ-G "We dood it" in the background)
Left To Right: Jack Shomberg, Guss Vass, Pat Sculley, Jim Lord, Ken Down, Bob Sebaski, Jock Elliott
Lanc ED562 "BQ-G": "We dood it", featuring a picture of cartoon character well known at the time "Captain Really Foull". See:
Operational Tour List
|Full list of ops flown by Jim Lord and crew (June - September 1944)
Information courtesy of Jim Cameron
(NB: one or two dates are out by a day, see the full operations list for (search for Lord or Sebaski)
The wireless operator, John "Jock" Elliot, wrote a book "Flying with the Lord", recounting their tour.
(Details: SBN-13: 9780954700904, ISBN-10: 0954700902, Publication Date: 2/1/2004).
Photographs from on high
Below are a number of photographs taken by the Jim Lord crew from the aircraft on ops. The targets and dates are noted on the bottom of each image.