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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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
T LM455 - - BQ-T FTR 28/29 Jul 1944, Stuttgurt.
Crew all KIA.
One of two 550 Sqdn Lancasters lost on this operation (see also NE164)
F/O M A Buchanan
F/O J R Harding
F/Lt R Thomas
F/Sgt H Jennings
F/Sgt T T Savas
F/O E V Sage
Sgt H P Robinson
F/O O L Albutt
Sgt W C Taylor
F/O D A Goulden
Sgt W W Hopper
Sgt E G R Pepper
F/O P M Roche
Sgt P A O Adams
F/O R W Archer
F/O D Rudd
F/O S G Spakowski
F/O R F Calderhead
F/O E T Meaker
F/O P G Milburn
Sgt J Palfrey
F/Sgt N W E Burdett
F/O B B Ashley
Sgt S W Courtenay
P/O S M Clarke
F/O D W Magan
F/Sgt G B Smith
Sgt V J Williams
Sgt M L Tretheway
F/O W K Mills
Sgt C J Cassan
Sgt R G Colban
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
P/O E F Marles
Sgt G L Grant
Sgt H W Cooper
F/Sgt J H Elliott
Sgt A Cleghorn
Sgt J E Roberts
Sgt E W Kendall
F/Sgt A B Frost
Sgt B G Winzar
Sgt E J Brennan
Sgt J W Nash
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
W/Cdr J J Bennett
S/L K MacAleavey
S/L G D Graham
S/L J A Breckell

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: LM455.

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The details were last updated: 03 February 2024

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