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
E PA991 - 2 BQ-E FTR 28/29 Aug 1944, Wemars Cappel.
Crew: 3 KIA, 4 POW.
The three airmen killed are buried in Bollezeele Communal Cemetery.
The Pas de Calais area was liberated by Allied troops a few days later and thus the three 550 aircrew lost were the last fatal casualties in the Bomber Command campaign against the V-1 flying bomb.

F/L J C Lord
P/O R J Moran
F/O W D Robertson
F/O I A Stevenson
F/O V A Thygessen
F/Sgt T T Savas
F/O G P Fauman
F/O L J T McCarthy
Sgt J D Shilcock
Sgt T W Farmer
F/Sgt F L J Colbourn
Sgt S J Lovett
Sgt L Kendrew
Sgt H Doherty
F/O H Dodds
P/O A R Brown
F/O L O Browning
Sgt A Laidlaw
Sgt H Lewis
F/Sgt C W Beckingham
F/O S C Beeson
Sgt K J R Hewlett
F/Sgt F Neal
Sgt J K Norgate
Sgt J A Trayhorn
Sgt H S Picton
F/O H A T Clark
Sgt W Aspinall
F/Sgt G W James
F/Sgt W E Reed
Sgt P E Binder
Sgt W E Johnson
Sgt D L Marks
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
F/Sgt J Hough
Sgt H Hindle
Sgt A W Tucker
F/Sgt E Moody
F/Sgt J B Lake
Sgt G A Thomson
Sgt E J Walsh
Sgt G H Town
Sgt G Hope
F/Sgt D J T Slimming
F/Sgt J H Windsor
F/Sgt P D Probert
P/O E C Ball
F/Sgt J Teasdale
Sgt W J Killick
F/Sgt A E Stebner
F/O M S Merevitz
Sgt P E Cooksey
Sgt J A Ringrow
Sgt W A Drake
Sgt J E Legg
P/O W Dinney
F/Sgt B G Todd
Sgt W H Ansell
Sgt N S Smart
F/Sgt C J Fuller
F/O L W Hussey
Sgt E Elliot
F/O M DeGast
F/O H S W Nelson
Sgt A G Sale
F/Sgt R L Holmgren
F/Sgt T Fairclough
Sgt R Finlay
F/O E C Packham
Sgt A Pavlovitch
Sgt A E Howting
F/O H B Parker
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
S/L P A Nicholas
S/L K MacAleavey

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: PA991.

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The details were last updated: 06 February 2024

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