Squadron Aircraft: Summary Information

Summary

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).

An extended view of the Squadron Aircraft report providing more detailed information is available here [IMPLEMENTATION STILL TO BE FINALISED]. This extended version of the Squadron Aircraft report lists the crew members known to have flown in a particular aircraft.

Definitions of the abbreviations used are available: here.

Aircraft Details

Aircraft Details Associated Aircrew
Id Service Number Name No. of Ops BQ-Code Other Information Web Links Name
O LL796 BQ-O (or Q?) - BQ-O FTR 12 Jul 1944, Revigny.
Collided with 103 Sqdn Lancaster.
Crew all KIA.
One of three 550 Sqdn Lancasters lost on this operation.
F/O M A Buchanan
F/O M L Dubois
F/Lt R Thomas
F/O W Boocock
Sgt G T Sutherland
F/O M C Eckhold
F/Sgt A J W Mudford
Sgt L E Dagless
Sgt M Muir
Sgt T Setchfield
F/O H Jones
Sgt J R Drury
F/Sgt C W Sawyers
Sgt F H Habgood
Sgt D Hunter
Sgt R B Cumberlidge
Sgt I Williams
Sgt R Finlay
Sgt E A Johnson
F/O H B Snelgrove
Sgt E Clarke
P/O A E Sutton
Sgt L E Updike
Sgt W G Beney
Sgt S F Beardmore
Sgt V R Farmer
F/Sgt A C H Stack
Sgt E J Wilkins
Sgt J J Curtis
Sgt C R Cronk
F/Sgt D C Barton
Sgt R C G Ashby
F/O W H Twitchell
F/Sgt A H Ingram
Sgt S Sulley
Sgt S G Reeve
Sgt K Coleman

This aircraft is one of the 550 Squadron aircraft that was lost on operations.
The details of those air-crew who lost their lives while on operations in this aircraft are listed on the 550 Squadron Roll of Honour, see: LL796.

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The details were last updated: 13 November 2019


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