Roll of Honour

Summary

The Roll of Honour contains the names of the aircrew of No. 550 Squadron (Royal Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force and Royal New Zealand Air Force) who gave their lives while the Squadron was on operations against the enemy between 26 November 1943 and May 1945.

In addition to those on this list who died ca. 85 members of No. 550 Squadron took to their parachutes over the continent. The great majority of these became Prisoners of War but a small number evaded capture and were helped back to England.

The extended version of the Roll of Honour includes further information about each servicemen such as service number and grave number/location information and links to other sources where available including to a link to the full record held on the database for the servicemen. The list has been put together from a number of sources, but special thanks to Brian Goodwin who provided the detailed cemetery and grave number information and Andrew Beattie who researched CWGC links.

To revert to viewing the basic Roll of Honour click here.

Definitions of the abbreviations used are available: here.

Rank Initials
(First Name)
Last Name Decorations Crew Position Service Service Number Aircraft Cemetery
(Plot/Panel)
CWGC link
Cemetery / Runnymede
link (if avail.)
IBCC link (if avail.)
Sgt G W
(Gordon William)
Claydon - F/Eng RAF 1583071 JB604 Walgrave Cemetery
Grave 228
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2949665/CLAYDON


F/Sgt W R
(William Richard)
Cooper - P RAF 133806 JB604 St Marys Church Harrow-on-the-Hill
-
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2734686/COOPER


F/Sgt G W
(George William)
Guest - A/B RCAF R.162319 JB604 Cambridge City Cemetery
Grave 13733
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2651142/GUEST


Sgt J A
(Joseph Anthony)
Jordan - MU/AG RCAF R.187567 JB604 Cambridge City Cemetery
Grave 13933
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2651245/JORDAN


Sgt A R
(Alan Robert)
Laurence - Nav RAF 1395121 JB604 Bishop's Hatfield (St. Luke) Churchyard
Plot 1. Row 12. Grave 2
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2932534/LAURENCE


Sgt J
(Jack)
Rawson - R/AG RAF 1591338 JB604 Wickersley (St. Alban) Churchyard
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2414480/RAWSON


Sgt R W
(Robert Walter)
Theobald - W/Op RAF 1386971 JB604 Malta Memorial
Panel 9, Column 2
http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1533411/THEOBALD


The details were last updated: 06 July 2020


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