550 Squadron Photos

F/Lt R J Liefooghe and Crew

The F/Lt Liefooghe crew were posted to 550 Sqdn from 170 Sqdn w.e.f. 8.11.44:

The pictures below show F/Lt Liefooghe and crew:

Click image F/Lt Liefooghe crew
L-to-R: F/Lt Liefooghe (P), Sgt Higgins, Sgt Hughes, Sgt Jones, Sgt Davidson, Sgt Anderson, Sgt Anthony

Lancaster NG336 was flown by the F/Lt Liefooghe crew when it was lost on the 16 March 1945 on a raid on Nuremberg. All of the crew, with the exception of F/Lt Liefgooghe, were killed in the crash at Schwabisch Hall, and were laid to rest in Durnbach War Cemetery. On this flight Sgt Anderson, the regular MU/AG, was not flying and it was his stand-in (below) that was killed.

Other information about the flight and the target available here.

The entry on the 550 Squadron Roll of Honour is available here.

This web-link contains a number of photos of what are claimed to fragments of NG336 retrieved from a district at the Einkorn Forest.

F/Lt Robert Liefooghe (P)

Click image F/Lt Robert Liefooghe
Thanks to Steven Volckaerts for making the photo available