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550 Squadron Avro Lancaster Bombers

At least 35 of the thousands of Avro Lancaster Bombers serving in the Second World war managed to survive one hundred operations or more - three of them served with 550 Squadron. Serial No. 'A' Flight LL800 LM319 A ME390 NF963 NN715 ID EE139 NG336 JB345 RA503 LL748 LL836 Freddie Name Ops. BakerQueenie History

FTR 22 May '44 Crashed 4 Oct '44 FTR 21/22 Feb '45 100 Sqn AR-A, HW-R, 550 Sqn, 1656 HCU Survived the war Scrapped 19 February 1946 NB: Current Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster flies BQ-B call-sign. FTR 16 Mar '45

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Phantom of 121 the Ruhr (61)

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Press on ED905 100 F Regardless ME556 G ND403 JA712 H LL826 LM134 Bad Penny J LL811 II LL810 K LL834 'B' Flight L LL850 DV200 M DV279 NG331 W5005 SS-Nan 94 N LM425 DV305 O HK800 LL796 P LL747 ED942 Q LL837 ME548 R ME503 S DV309 LM229

FTR 10/11 Apr '44, Aulnoye 103 Sqn PM-X, 166 Sqn AS-X, 550 Sqn, No.1 Lancaster Finishing School, 1656 HCU Crashed 20 August 1945 FTR 7 June '44 FTR 12/13 May '44 FTR 27/28 May '44 FTR 16/17 June '44

Jig Ditched off Donna Nook 23 Apr '44

Wrecked 8 July '44

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FTR 5/6 Jan '45 Ditched in Humber estuary 26/27 Aug '44 FTR 30/31 Mar '44 Nuremburg Wrecked 31 Jan '44 FTR 12 July '44 FTR 16/17 Jun '44 FTR 25/26 Feb '44 FTR 14/15 July '44 FTR 18 Mar '45 FTR 7/8 Mar '45 Dessau Crashed, Schobbroek 21/22 May 1944 Swung on take-off 4 July '44

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LM647 PD343 PD255 LL831 LL851 NF962 PA309 PA995 The Vulture 101 Strikes

FTR 13 Jul '44 FTR 2 Nov '44 FTR 21/22 May '44 FTR 31 Aug '44 FTR 22 May '44 FTR 11 March 1945, Dessau FTR 9/10 May '44 FTR 15/16 Mar '44 FTR 4/5 Apr '45 Collided with 170 Sqn Lanc. & crashed at Fleville, France 20:00 1 February 1 '45

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PD208 JA918 LL852 ME301 RA502

'C' Flight A2 NF931 NF932 B2 RF136 C2 D2 E2 NG132 NG133 NG221 PA268 LM228

Blew up 13 Feb '45

Shot down by intruder, Humber Estuary 18:00 17 Mar '45 (the last Bomber Command aircraft to be shot down over the UK in WWII) FTR 14 Oct '44

F2 G2 H2 J2 K2 L2

NG135 PB707 Mike squared FTR 30/31 Mar '44, Nuremburg FTR 2 Jan '44 FTR 15 Jan '44 FTR 23/24 Dec '43 Caught fire in air 2 Jan '44 Abandoned (Needham Market, Suffolk) 18 July '44 Mid-air collision 23/24 Dec '43 FTR 30 Aug '44 No operations FTR 16 Feb '44 Wrecked 22 June '44

M2 NG243 Details not clear C ND245 Or ND423? X ND972 DV189 DV192 DV306 DV343 DV345 ED536 ED562 ED716 ED730 EE193 HK796 0 JA934 LL838

LM182 LM273 LM301 LM321 LM379 LM392 LM455 LM460 LM461 LM727 ME476 ME499 ME519 ME542 ME581 ME582 ME583 ME687 ME776 ME840 ND396 ND531 ND733 NE164 NF998 NG120 NG134 NG165 NG192 NG246 NG250 NG251 NG287 NG289 NG290 NG363 NG390 NG391 PA288 PA991 PB514 PB532 PB562 PB843 PB864 PD221 PD313 PD319 PD320

FTR 23 Feb '45 FTR 3 Dec '43 FTR 27 Nov '43 FTR 15/16 Feb '44 FTR 29 Jul '44 FTR 20 Feb '44

FTR 23 Apr '44 FTR 26 Feb '44

FTR 17 Jun '44 FTR 31 Jan '44 FTR 21/22 Jun '44, Wesseling FTR 29 July '44 Wrecked, ops 23/24 Feb '45

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FTR 19/20 Oct '44

FTR 6 Dec '44 FTR 15/16 Mar '45

FTR 8 Jan '45

FTR 29 Aug '44

FTR 6 Nov '44

Wrecked 3/4 Feb '45 FTR 14 Oct '44 FTR 24 Mar '45

PD321 PD382 RA547 RF135 RF214 RF237 Total Aircraft: 130

Total Lost by 550: 61

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