601 (County of London) Squadron

Squadron Historical Database

O’Callaghan, Derek


We were contacted by Derek’s Granddaughter, seeking information about her Grandfather.  Unfortunately we were not able to get a whole lot.  What we know:

Joined 55 OTU on September 1st 1942 and left again on November 25th – posted to 2 PDC (Personnel Despatch Centre). Then he appears in 601 Squadron in November 1943 and disappears again in August 1944.

We have a photograph which was taken of 601 Squadron at Foggia Airfield in Italy, 1943 which shows Derek. He was a Flight Sergeant at the time, and was later commissioned.


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