15 Squadron Battle Order 9th April 1945

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Title

15 Squadron Battle Order 9th April 1945

Description

A document with the battle order for the squadron. It lists each aircraft and each crew member for operations that night. Annotated on it is 'Taken from the Sergeant's Mess kitchen copy which was used to mark off the "Egg and Bacon" meals. The original still has 1945 bacon fat on it' and is signed 'Les Brown'.

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Date

1945-04-09

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Format

One typed sheet

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SMooreD1603117v10019, SMooreD1603117v10020

Transcription

[inserted] TAKEN FROM THE SERGEANT'S MESS KITCHEN COPY WHICH WAS USED TO MARK OFF THE "EGG & BACON" MEALS.
THE ORIGINAL STILL HAS 1945 BACON FAT ON IT!
Les Brown [/inserted]

[inserted][signature][calculations][/inserted]

[underlined] S E C R E T. [/underlined] [underlined] No 15 SQUADRON. [/underlined]

Serial No 1126. [underlined] 1st Battle Order for the 9th April 1945. [/underlined]

[a] A/C No. [b] Letter. [c] Capn & 2nd Pilot. [d[ Nav & W/Op. [e] A/B & M/U Gnr. [f] R/G & F/Eng. [g] M/Under.
[a] HK.699. [b] B. [c] [deleted] W/O. Woodman. [symbol] [/deleted] [d] Sgt. Relf. [symbol] Sgt. Gennoy. [symbol] [e] F/O. Moffat. Sgt. Hammond. [symbol] [f] Sgt. Dickinson. [symbol] [deleted] F/S. Freementle. [/deleted] [symbol] [g] F/O. Houston
[a] ME.849. [b] C. [c] F/L. Lacey. [symbol] [d] F/O. Blakney. F/S. [deleted] McKee. [symbol] [/deleted] [e] F/O. Underbakke. [deleted] Sgt.Coles. [/deleted] [symbol] [f] [deleted] Sgt. [indecipherable name] [/deleted] [symbol] Sgt. [deleted] [indecipherable name] [/deleted] [symbol]
[a] HK.799. [b] D. [c] F/L. Ayres. [symbol] [d] [deleted] F/S. Risley. [/deleted] [symbol] P/O. Greene. [e] F/O. Forsyth. F/O. Chambers. [f] F/O. Girardot. [symbol] P/O. Anderson.
[a] PA.235. [b] E. [c] F/O. Burns. [symbol] [d] F/S. Dukes. [symbol] F/S. Nicholson. [symbol] [e] [deleted] F/O. [indecipherable name] [/deleted] [symbol] [deleted] F/S. Deakins. [/deleted] [symbol] [f] Sgt. Giddings. [symbol] [deleted] Sgt. Franks. [/deleted] [symbol] [inserted] F.L. [indecipherable name] [/inserted]
[a] HK.648. [b] F. [c] F/S. McLennan. [symbol] [d] F/S. Fudge. [symbol] F/S. Noble. [symbol] [e] F/S. Ellis. [symbol] Sgt. Linsell. [symbol] [f] Sgt. Willacy. [symbol] Sgt. [deleted] Clear. [/deleted] [symbol] [g] P.O. Flack.
[a] LL.806. [b] J. [c] F/S. Sievers. [symbol] [d] [deleted] F/S. Clarkstone. [/deleted] [symbol] Sgt. King. [Symbol] [e] F/O. Hunter. J.D. Sgt. Williamson(396). [symbol] [f] Sgt. Wells. [symbol] Sgt. Blankharn. [symbol]
[a] NX.561. [b] L. [c] F/L. Gray. [symbol] [d] F/L. Berry. [symbol] F/S. Metcalf. [symbol] [e] F/S. Dykstra. [symbol] Sgt. Cooper(427). [symbol] [f] Sgt. Ferguson. [symbol] Sgt. Rawson. [symbol]
[a] NG.338. [b] M. [c] F/L. Rosenhain. [symbol] [d] F/O. Overbury. P/O. Edgecombe. [e] F/O. Lane. W/O. Drought. [symbol] [f] F/O. Foster. F/O. Taylor. [symbol]
[a] PP.672. [b] N. [c] F/O. Watts. [symbol] [d] F/O. Cox. [symbol] F/S. Taylor(520) [symbol] [e] Sgt. Chapman. [symbol] Sgt. Kenny. [symbol] [f] Sgt. Doherty. [symbol] F/S. Lewis. [symbol]
[a] HK.789. [b] R. [c] F/L. Bithell. [symbol] [d] F/O. Harris. F/S. Reece. [symbol] [e] F/O. Wallace. F/O. Schanschieff. [f] Sgt. Price. [symbol] Sgt. Draper. [symbol]
[a] PP.664. [b] U. [c] [ deleted] W/O. McGrath. [symbol] [/deleted] [d] F/O. Gilbertson. F/S. Cooper(356). [symbol] [e] F/S. Howard. [symbol] Sgt. Cheyney. [symbol] [f] Sgt. Watson. [symbol] Sgt. Sharpless. [symbol]
[a] HK.619. [b] V. [c] F/O. Darlow. [symbol] [d] Sgt. Porter. [symbol] Sgt. Gabb. [symbol] [e] Sgt. Cooper(900). [symbol] Sgt. Bathgate. [symbol] [f] F/O. Cork. W/O. Lane. [symbols] [g] F/S. Palmer. [symbol]
[a] ME.844. [b] W. [c] F/L. Clayton. [symbol] [d] P/O. Graham. F/S. Brown(297) [symbol] [e] F/O. Robertson. [symbol] P/O. Hardy. [f] Sgt. Fletcher. [symbol] P/O. Raine.
[a] NF.957. [b] X. [c] F/L. Jolly. [symbol] [d] F/O. Cope. F/O. Crowther. [e] F/O. Gourley. W/O. Hall. [symbol] [f] F/S. Wyatt. [symbol] F/S. Parsons. [symbol]
[a] NO.444. [b] Y. [c] [deleted] F/L. Lewis. [/deleted] [d] [deleted] F/S. Bellis. [/deleted] [deleted] F/S. McDonald. [/deleted] [e] [deleted] F/S. Cowie. [/deleted] [symbol] [deleted] Sgt. [indecipherable letter]atts. [symbol] [/deleted] [f] [deleted] F/S. Langan. [/deleted] [symbol] [deleted] Sgt. Parry(021). [/deleted] [symbol]
[a] HK.765. [b] Z. [c] F/S. Bruce. [symbol] [d] F/S. Rolfe. [symbol] F/S. Ardley. [symbol] [e] F/S. Knott. [symbols] [deleted] F/S. [indecipherable name] [/deleted] [symbol] [f] Sgt. Chettoe. [symbol] [deleted] Sgt. [indecipherable name] (994) [/deleted] [symbol]

[a] NG.358. [b] H. [c] S/L. Percy. [symbol] [d] F/O. Moore. F/S. Evans. [symbols] [e] F/O. Butler. F/S. Bourke. [symbols] [f] F/S. Clarke(655). [symbol] P/O. Forster. [symbols]
[a] NG.364. [b] P. [c] F/L. Ostler. [symbol] [d] F/O. McCulloch. [symbol] W/O. Spratt. [symbol] [e] P/O. Bartholomew. Sgt. Hands. [symbol] [f] Sgt. Hamilton. [symbol] Sgt. O'Keefe. [symbol]

OFFICER I/C FLYING RATIONS – F/O. HUNT.
F/O. HUNT'S CREW TO REPORT TO RADAR OFFICER.
F/L. BAGENAL & CREW – DUTY CREW.
[underlined] BRIEFING TO BE NOTIFIED LATER. [/underlined] [symbols] [inserted] Williams [/inserted]

[inserted] 79 [symbol] [/inserted]

(signed) N. G. MACFARLANE.
Wing Commander,
Commanding,
No 15 Squadron.
[page break]

SEE ENTRY 9/10th April 1945

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15 Squadron, “15 Squadron Battle Order 9th April 1945,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 24, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/27270.

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