550 Squadron

P/O E F Marles and Crew

P/O Marles and crew were posted to 550 Sqdn from R.A.F Station, Lindholme, w.e.f 17.3.1944:

The Bowen-Bravery crew (Bowen-Bravery, Thompson, Thomas, Fyffe, Cleghorn, Bodill, Thompson) were awarded Croix de Guerre (CdG) by the French Government in recognition of their aircraft leading the opening attacks on D-Day. The citation hangs beside the 550 Squadron Memorial Window in St Denys' Church, North Killingholme. Thus Sgt Cleghorn was flying with a different crew to his normal crew on this occasion. Information about the flight and the target available here.