Squadron Aircraft: Summary Information


Listed below is the information available for this aircraft which served in 550 Squadron.

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Aircraft Details: The column headers should be fairly self-explanatory. The final column (Web links) contains, where given, links to other items on this web-site or indeed to external sources where further information or photographs, etc can be found.

Associated Aircrew: This is the list of servicemen known to have flown on this aircraft at some time or other, it is not a particular crew (that can be found on other lists available on the site such as the crew shown on a specific operation, etc).

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Aircraft Details

Aircraft Details Associated Aircrew
Id Service Number Name No. of Ops BQ-Code Other Information Web Links Name
O DV305 - - BQ-O Wrecked 31 Jan 1944, Berlin.
One of two No.550 Sqdn Lancasters lost on this operation. See also ND396.
Badly shot up by night-fighters while in target area, whose cannon fire killed both air gunners; the air bomber bailed out by mistake in the confusion.
Flying without any navigation aids, landed at Woodbridge Emergency Airfield in Suffolk damaged beyond repair.
Crew: the two air-gunners killed by night-fighter fire, 1 PoW (baled out, Camp L3, PoW No.3399), remainder survived.
As a result of his actions pilot F/O Morrison received a DSO.

DV305 assessed as Cat. E1 (written off but suitable for component recovery) 31/1/44, struck off charge 21/2/44. Information taken from Form 78 Aircraft Movement cards, online at lancasterbombers.net

F/O G A Morrison
W/O T E Boyle
P/O C G H Kenyon
F/L J O Richard
F/O P C Sharp
F/Sgt W R J Maroney
F/O J G Bryson
Sgt D F Fadden
Sgt T F M Roxby
F/Sgt P H Evans
Sgt J E Donnan
Sgt J J Sawkins
Sgt W C Gundry
Sgt P W Wise
F/O F W Bennett
F/O R Warren
Sgt H C Gilbert
Sgt J M Cantor
Sgt J McKenzie
F/Sgt J N Ellis
F/Sgt G E Duncan
Sgt G K Logan
Sgt L M Collicutt
Sgt A G Day
Sgt R W Scott
F/Sgt W G Rate
Sgt W J Carthew
Sgt T J Connaghan
W/Cdr J J Bennett

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The details were last updated: 08 August 2022

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