- No. 547 Squadron Royal Air Force during the Second World War -
Air Force Index
If you enjoy this site
please consider making a donation.
Allied Air Forces
Prisoners of War
Women at War
Those Who Served
The Great War
TWMP on Facebook
Your Family History
No. 547 Squadron Royal Air Force
31st July 1944 Aircraft Lost
10th June 1945 Transfers to Transport Command
If you can provide any additional information, please add it here.
Those known to have served with
No. 547 Squadron Royal Air Force
during the Second World War 1939-1945.
- Baker Bill . F/O
- Bartholomew J. E..
- Bouwman. Henry .
- Boux Jerry . P/O
- Dale Arthur John. WO. (d.5th May 1945)
- Havelock-Sutton Nigel Henry Vizard. Flt.Sgt. (d.12th April 1944)
- Hughes Bertam John.
- Hughes Glen . F/S
- Lalliberte Gerry . F/O
- Maier. Walt .
- Smith William Thomas.
- Springer Noel William. FO (d.18th August 1943)
The names on this list have been submitted by relatives, friends, neighbours and others who wish to remember them, if you have any names to add or any recollections or photos of those listed, please Add a Name to this List
The Wartime Memories Project is the original WW1 and WW2 commemoration website.
- The 1st of September 2017 is The Wartime Memories Project's 18th Birthday. If you would like to send us a present, a donation, no matter how small, would be much appreciated, annually we need to raise enough funds to pay for our web hosting or this site will vanish from the web.
- To commemorate the 70th anniversary of VE Day, we are launching a new feature, Second World War Day by Day and also a new Library to allow access to records which have previously been held in our offline archive.
- Looking for help with Family History Research? Please read our Family History FAQ's
- The Wartime Memories Project is run by volunteers and this website is funded by donations from our visitors. If the information here has been helpful or you have enjoyed reaching the stories please conside making a donation, no matter how small, would be much appreciated, annually we need to raise enough funds to pay for our web hosting or this site will vanish from the web. In these difficult times current donations are falling far short of this target.If you enjoy this site
please consider making a donation.
- We are also looking for volunteers to help with the website. We currently have a huge backlog of submissions which need to be edited for display online, if you have a good standard of written English, an interest in the two World Wars and a little time to spare online we would appreciate your help. For more information please see our page on Volunteering.
Research your own Family History.
Dec 2017 - Please note we currently have a large backlog of submitted material, our volunteers are working through this as quickly as possible and all names, stories and photos will be added to the site. If you have already submitted a story to the site and your UID reference number is higher than 237716, your information is still in the queue, please do not resubmit without contacting us first.
We are aware of the issue with missing images, this is due to the redesign of the website, images will reappear as soon as the new version of the page is completed, thank you for your patience.
We are now on Facebook. Like this page to receive our updates.
If you have a general question please post it on our Facebook page.
Wanted: Digital copies of Group photographs, Scrapbooks, Autograph books, photo albums, newspaper clippings, letters, postcards and ephemera relating to WW2. We would like to obtain digital copies of any documents or photographs relating to WW2 you may have at home.
If you have any unwanted photographs, documents or items from the First or Second World War, please do not destroy them. The Wartime Memories Project will give them a good home and ensure that they are used for educational purposes.Please get in touch for the postal address, do not sent them to our PO Box as packages are not accepted. World War 1 One ww1 wwII greatwar great
Did you know? We also have a section on The Great War. and a Timecapsule to preserve stories from other conflicts for future generations.
Bertam John Hughes 547 SquadronI am trying to find any information I can about by father Bertram John Hughes who has passed away. He was in 547 squadron between 1943 and 1947.Alistair Davison
Walt Maier. 547 SqdI was stationed at Leuchars with S/L Sherwoods crew from 1944 till 'D' Day. We all flew with RAF 547 Coastal Command Squadron and did VLR over the North Atlantic in search of German U boats and submarines. The names of the crew were: F/O W.Maier Cdn. F/O Bill Baker Cdn. F/O Gerry Lalliberte Cdn. F/S Glen Hughes Welsh F/S Pete Reed Cdn. and P/O Jerry Boux Cdn.
Walt Maier, Glen Hughes, Bill Baker at Leuchars Scotland 1944.
Here are selection of photos, Regretably, I have misplaced the one picture of the "Skipper", S/L Sherwood. If you ever come across another, please let me know.
Our crew: On bottom Gerry Laliberte, Pete Reed, myself [Walt Maier]. Top Jerry Boux on my shoulders and the other man was from a different crew and I only knew his first name (Jack).
Henry Bouwman, Navigator Bomber, 547 Sqd at Leuchars
WAAF's Olive & Carmel (Paddy) 1943, I have forgotten the girls' surnames.
WAAF Cpl. Mary at Leuchars 1944
The Dutch airmen who flew with the 300 group squadrons all of flew Mosquitos, Canadian. built Aircraft and were support for the Liberator aircraft squadrons. If we ran into enemy aircraft on our return to base, we would radio for help and they were with us within 15 to 20 minutes to engage the Germans which were either FW190's or Me109's
J. E. "Bart" Bartholomew 281 SqdThis photograph of my late father Flt. Lt. J E "Bart" Bartholomew and company taken on New Years Eve 1943. Dad is second from the left, back row in full uniform
Dad served in Coastal Command in 547 Sqdn. 281 Sqdrn. and 279 Sqdrn. He was an Australian and a navigator in RAF Coastal Command based in England, Scotland, Iceland and the Shetlands during WW2. He twice crashed in the sea and received the Air Force Cross for service and gallantry.Blair Bartholomew
William Thomas Smith 547 Sqdn.My father, William Thomas Smith, was part of 547 Coastal Command Squadron in Wales and Scotland. Does anyone remember him?Diana Wenham
Flt.Sgt. Nigel Henry Vizard Havelock-Sutton 547 Squadron (d.12th April 1944)Nigel Havelock-Sutton was born on 6th of January 1921, the son of Captain George Havelock-Sutton MC and Ethel Havelock Sutton. He attended Connaught House Preparatory School in Weymouth, Dorset. From January to December 1933 he attended Sherborne School, Dorset, and then Bruton School, Somerset.
During WW2 he served as a Flight-Sergeant, Royal Air Force (Volunteer Reserve) in 547 Squadron. His service number was 1267276. He was killed in action over the Bay of Biscay on 12th of April 1944. He is commemorated on the Runnymead Memorial, at Sherborne School on the War Memorial Staircase and in the Book of Remembrance and at Castleton Church Burial Ground in Sherborne, Dorset.Rachel Hassall
WO. Arthur John Dale 547 Squadron (d.5th May 1945)Arthur Dale was the Son of Arthur Thomas Dale and Florence Mary Dale of South Shields, Co. Durham. He was aged 30 when he died and is buried in the Aalborg New Cemetery in Denmark.s flynn
Available at discounted prices.
Suggest a link
The Wartime Memories Project is a non profit organisation run by volunteers.
This website is paid for out of our own pockets, library subscriptions and from donations made by visitors. The popularity of the site means that it is far exceeding available resources.
If you are enjoying the site, please consider making a donation, however small
to help with the costs of keeping the site running.
Website © Copyright MCMXCIX - MMXVII
- All Rights Reserved