Operations order 25 May 1944



Operations order 25 May 1944
Operations and training detail 25/26 May 1944 serial 81/44


Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 25/26 May 1944. Contains timings and duty personnel. Several pencilled notes including heights for each aircraft. Annotated 'Stuttgart, Cancelled" in large red writing.


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Andy Hamilton


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[inserted] [underlined] STUTTGART [/underlined] [/inserted]

[underlined] NO. 44 (RHODESIA) SQUADRON. [/underlined] [underlined] 25TH. May, 1944. [/underlined]

SERIAL No. 81/44. [/underlined]

[inserted] 18 [/inserted]
[inserted] 18000 [/inserted]
[underlined] NE 138 Z (III) [/underlined]
F/Lt White,
Sgt Rickeard,
F/S Jones,
[underlined] Sgt Jenkins, [/underlined]
P/O Marston,
Sgt Burnett,
Sgt Nicholson,

[inserted] 6 [/inserted]
[inserted] 18000 [/inserted]
[underlined] ME 634 P (I) [/underlined]
F/Lt Stephenson,
Sgt Langford,
F/S Airey,
[underlined] F/S Wilson, [/underlined]
Sgt Robinson,
F/S Dooley, DFM,
F/O Mills, DFM,

[inserted] 6 [/inserted]
[inserted] 18000 [/inserted]
[underlined] ME 699 T (I) [/underlined]
P/O Young,
Sgt Robinson,
F/O Wareham,
[underlined] Sgt Wainwright, [/underlined]
Sgt Jackson,
Sgt Rennie,
Sgt Routledge,

[inserted] 6 [/inserted]
[inserted] 18750 [/inserted]
[underlined] ND 578 Y (III) [/underlined]
F/O Hough,
Sgt Hoar,
Sgt Priestley,
[underlined] Sgt Singer, [/underlined]
Sgt Nichols,
Sgt Anderson,
Sgt Hanna,

[inserted] 12 [/inserted]
[inserted] 1825 [/inserted]
[underlined] ME 794 V (I) [/underlined]
F/O Balsdon,
Sgt De’ath,
F/O Clubb,
[underlined] Sgt Walters, [/underlined]
F/S White,
Sgt Burns,
Sgt O’Neill,

[inserted] 12 [/inserted]
[inserted] 18250 [/inserted]
[underlined] LL 938 S (I) [/underlined]
P/O Graaff,
Sgt Critchley,
F/O Hildrew,
[underlined] Sgt Gibberson, [/underlined]
Sgt Burke,
Sgt Payne,
Sgt Hore,

[inserted] 18 [/inserted]
[underlined] 18750 [/underlined]
[underlined] ND 552 X (III) [/underlined]
P/O Richards,
Sgt Thompson,
Sgt Fazackerley,
[underlined] Sgt Buckby, [/underlined]
Sgt Pursglove,
Sgt Spinks,
Sgt Greenfield,

[inserted] 6 [/inserted]
[inserted] 18250 [/inserted]
[underlined] ND 869 M (III) [/underlined]
S/Ldr Hildred,
Sgt Bender,
F/O Turner,
[underlined] F/S Treloar, [/underlined]
F/S Parker,
F/O Hourigan,
F/O Bradshaw,
= SGT Knight,

[inserted] 12 [/inserted]
[inserted] 18500 [/inserted]
[underlined] ME 694 L (I) [/underlined]
P/O Davey,
Sgt Legge,
F/S Forman,
[underlined] Sgt Jacobs, [/underlined]
Sgt Nutty,
W/O Pass,
Sgt Carter,

[inserted] 12 [/inserted]
[inserted] 18500 [/inserted]
[underlined] ME 791 K (I) [/underlined]
F/S Binion,
F/S Brindle, DFM,
Sgt Kennedy,
[underlined] F/S Gebhard, [/underlined]
Sgt Stroud,
Sgt Micalchuk,
Sgt Knox,

[inserted] 6 [/inserted]
[inserted] 18500 [/inserted]
[underlined] ME 743 G (I) [/underlined]
F/O Merrick,
Sgt Carling,
F/O Poulter,
[underlined] F/O Bartlett, [/underlined]
Sgt Dickenson,
Sgt Warll,
Sgt Thomas,
+ F/Lt Dobson,

[inserted] 18 [/inserted]
[inserted] 18750 [/inserted]
[underlined] ND 751 J (III) [/underlined]
P/O Aiken,
Sgt Lewarne,
F/S Riddock,
[underlined] Sgt Simmons, [/underlined]
Sgt Rawson,
Sgt Hare,
Sgt Lewis,

[inserted] 12 [/inserted]
[inserted] 19000 [/inserted]
[underlined] LL 965 C (I) [/underlined]
P/O Taylor,
Sgt Aherne,
F/S Bushby,
[underlined] Sgt Graven, [/underlined]
Sgt Stauber,
F/S Astle,
Sgt Bray,

[inserted] 12 [/inserted]
[inserted] 19000 [/inserted]
[underlined] ND 519 E (III) [/underlined]
P/O Ibbotson,
Sgt Worrall,
F/S Greatz,
[underlined] F/S Murray, [/underlined]
Sgt Andrews,
Sgt Whitehand,
Sgt Wells,

[inserted] 18 [/inserted]
[inserted] 19000 Q [/inserted]
[underlined] STANDBY NO 1 [/underlined]
F/S Canty,
Sgt Clay,
F/O Vowles,
[underlined] Sgt Norris, [/underlined]
P/O Crook,
Sgt Scott,
Sgt MacDonald,

[inserted] 18 [/inserted]
[inserted] 19000 A [/inserted]
[underlined] STANDBY NO 2 [/underlined]
P/O Stockwell,
Sgt Lewis,
Sgt Frost,
[underlined] Sgt Lumsden, [/underlined]
Sgt Ball,
Sgt Boland,
Sgt Stocking,

F/O Greenfield,
F/S Cole,
F/S Page,
Sgt White,
Sgt Houseman,
Sgt Burrows,

Note: + 2nd Pilot, = 2nd Nav;

BRIEFING: NAVIGATORS & SPEC: [inserted] 1745 [/inserted] CAPTAINS: [inserted] 1815 [/inserted] MAIN: [inserted] 1900 [/inserted]

Officer i/c Night Flying: W/Cdr Thompson, DFC, AFC,
Duty Flight Engineers: Sgts Haly & McKenzie,
Duty Electricians: LACs Saunders & Spittle,
Duty Sigs: Cpl Russell & LAC Moore,
Duty Armr NCO: Cpl Gibbons,
Duty Photos: Sgt White,
Duty Flight NCO’s: Sgts Green & Allen,
Duty Clerk: LAC Beard,
Duty Air Bomber: P/O McCallum,
Duty F Engineer: F/Lt Burrows, DFC,
Duty Sigs Officer: P/O Dicken & Sgt Ford,
Duty Gunnery: P/O White & Sgt Watts,

[inserted] [circled 1640 [/inserted]

[inserted] 600x [/inserted]


[underlined] Flight Lieutenant, for Wing Commander,
Commanding, No 44 (Rhodesia) Squadron [/underlined]

[inserted] 234 550 [/inserted]


E O Collcutt and Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Operations order 25 May 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 26, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7134.

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