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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||Associated Aircrew||Id||Service Number||Name||No. of Ops||BQ-Code||Other Information||Web Links||Name|
|D||ME581||-||-||BQ-D||FTR 22/23 Apr 1944, Duesseldorf.
Crew all KIA (Buried in Heverlee War Cemetery).
Force of impact left four metres deep crater, near which now stands a Memorial dedicated to the crew from the local inhabitiants.
W/Cdr J J Bennett
P/O W J Bibby
F/O J J Logan
F/L R W Picton
Sgt K P C Williams
Sgt T H Guest
F/O J F Potter
Sgt W M Keen
Sgt J W Porteous
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
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: ME581.
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The details were last updated: 14 January 2022
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