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
N W5005 SS-Nan 94 BQ-N
On ops to Kiel ditched in Humber estuary approx. one mile off Killingholme Haven 26/27 Aug 1944.
No injuries
[At some stage this aircraft was fitted with a mid-under gunner position, in an attempt to counter night-fighters, and several crews flew with an 8th man in this position.]
P/O W N H Brawn
F/O M A Buchanan
F/L D M Clark
F/L O A Hardy
F/O W D Robertson
F/O V A Thygessen
Sgt R Blackburn
P/O R Hopman
P/O E C Purney
Sgt J L Sheahan
Sgt T E Flanagan
Sgt E J Molnar
Sgt T G P Cruickshank
Sgt D Yardley
Sgt K H F de Lengerke
Sgt J R Penton
Sgt J D Naunton
F/O N Nunns
Sgt J T Kermack
Sgt C J Watson
Sgt A H Bowers
P/O H S Vaughan
Sgt R W Metcalfe
P/O L C Davies
F/Sgt D Porter
Sgt T Elliott
Sgt W J Watson
Sgt L D Purser
F/Sgt J K Sharpe
F/Sgt G R Martin
F/Sgt F G Ferguson
F/Sgt R E Sloan
F/Sgt R E McKenzie
Sgt A R Gow
Sgt A W E Walters
F/Sgt R Blackburn
Sgt R Finlay
F/O E C Packham
Sgt A Pavlovitch
Sgt A E Howting
F/O H B Parker
F/O L N B Cann
Sgt C Shaw
Sgt R V Fisher
Sgt N I E Ostrom
F/Sgt J Lyons
F/O H Yates
Sgt J L R Remilard
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
W/O C A Sowden
Sgt P Pindar
Sgt F E Dawson
Sgt R A Caley
Sgt W J Jones
Sgt G L Grant
Sgt J E Roberts
S/L B J Redmond

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: W5005.

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The details were last updated: 11 October 2019


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