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No. 550 Squadron RAF was an aircraft squadron of the Royal Air Force during World War II.


No. 550 was formed at Walthammarker on 25 November 1943 from C Flight of 100 Squadron. Equipped with Lancaster, began operating in the same month, as part of No. 1 Group. On November 26/27, 8 of their Lancasters were dispatched to make bombing runs over Berlinmarker; 7 succeeded, with the other failing to return after the mission. In early 1944, it was moved to North Killingholmemarker, where it continued operations over German targets until May 1945, when it began dropping food as relieve efforts in Europe.

The squadron completed 3,582 operational sorties with the Lancaster with a loss of 59 aircraft. It was disbanded at North Killingholme on 1 November 1945.




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