Operations order 7 May 1944

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Title

Operations order 7 May 1944
Operation and training detail for 7/8 May 1944

Description

Lists crews and aircraft for operations 7 May 1944. Included timings and duty personnel. Heights written in pencil for each crew. On the reverse some handwritten calculations.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-05-07

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson
Frank Batten

Rights

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Format

Two sides of single sheet, typewritten on front and handwritten on reverse

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10078, SChattertonJ159568v10079

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[Boxed] 7000’/Wind [/boxed]

[Underlined] NO. 44 (RHODESIA) SQUADRON. [deleted] 8 [/deleted] 7TH MAY, 1944. [underlined]

[Underlined] OPERATIONAL AND TRAINING DETAIL FOR [deleted] 8/9 7/8.5.44. SERIAL NO. 55/44. [/underlined]

[Underlined] ND.741.K. [/underlined] 7500’

S/L. Hunter.
Sgt. Cooper.
F/O. Greenwod.
[Underlined] F/O. Willis. [/underlined]
F/S. Salmon.
P/O. Miles.
P/O. Alexander.

[Underlined] ND.869.M. [/underlined] 6750

P/O. Smith.
F/S. Bennett.
F/S. Farren.
[Underlined] F/O. Dutton. [/underlined]
F/S. Hussey.
Sgt. Prowse.
Sgt. Dack.
+ F/S. Shoebottom.

[Underlined] ND.519.E. [/underlined] 7000

F/S. Baxter.
Sgt. Betterton.
F/S. Rutherford.
[Underlined] F/S. Young. [/underlined]
F/S. Scholes.
Sgt. Taylor.
Sgt. Whitfield.

[Underlined] ME.694.L. [/underlined] 7250

P/O. Davey.
Sgt. Legge.
F/S. Foreman.
[Underlined] Sgt. Jacobs. [/underlined]
Sgt. Nutty.
F/S. Holland.
Sgt. Carter.

[Underlined] ME.743.G. [/underlined] 6500’

F/S. Binion.
F/S. Brindle.
Sgt. Kennedy.
[Underlined] F/S. Gebhard. [/underlined]
Sgt. Stroud.
Sgt. Mucalchuk.
Sgt. Knox.

[Underlined] ND.515.Z. [/underlined] 6250

S/L. Cockbain.
F/S. Bristow.
F/L. Woolhouse.
[Underlined] F/O. McKenzie. [/underlined]
F/L. Rademeyer.
F/S. Bracegirdle.
F/S. Dean.

[Underlined] ND.517.U. [/underlined] 7750

F/O. Bradburn.
Sgt. Jones.
P/O. Norman.
[Underlined] P/O. Gillard. [/underlined]
Sgt. Wooley.
P/O. Lloyd.
P/O. Clarke.
=F/S. Oswald.

[Underlined] ND.689.O. [/underlined] 8000

P/O. Hobbs.
Sgt. Hall.
Sgt. Fenwick.
[Underlined] W/O. Scott. [/underlined]
Sgt. Garnsey.
Sgt. Wright.
Sgt. Ingram.

[Underlined] ME.699.T. [/underlined] 6500

F/S. Young.
Sgt. Robinson.
F/O. Wareham.
[Underlined] Sgt. Wainwright. [/underlined]
Sgt. Jackson.
Sgt. Rennie.
Sgt. Routledge.

[Underlined] ND.552.X. [/underlined] 7000

F/O. Smith.
Sgt. Barber.
F/O. Calder.
[Underlined] Sgt. Steele. [/underlined]
Sgt. Bozier.
Sgt. Blackie.
Sgt. Brett.

[Underlined] LL.938.S. [/underlined] 7500

F/O. Balsdon.
Sgt. De’ath.
F/O. Clubb.
[Underlined] Sgt. Walters. [/underlined]
F/S. White.
Sgt. Burns.
Sgt. O’Neill.

[Underlined] STANDBY CREW. [/underlined] Y 6000’

W/C. Thompson.
F/L. Burrows.
F/S. Stancer.
[Underlined] F/O. Clegg. [/underlined]
F/O. Roberts.
F/S. Burdon.
F/S. Hall.

[Underlined] DUTY CREW. [/underlined]

P/O. Stratis.
Sgt. Haly.
F/O. Greenfield.
[Underlined] Sgt. Hawkes. [/underlined]
F/S. Knight.
Sgt. Fage.
Sgt. Roe.
Sgt. Bray.

+ 2nd Navigator.
= 2nd Pilot.


Officer i/c Night Flying –
Duty Flight Engineer. – Sgt. Haly. Sgt. Bennett.
Duty Electricians - LAC. Warwick. LAC. Fraser.
Duty Photo - Sgt. White.
Duty Signals – NCO to be detailed.AC.Brewer.
Duty Armourers – Cpl. Ebedes.
Duty Flight N.C.Os - Sgt. Spindley (?A) Sgt. Wawn (B-)
Duty Clerk - LAC. Hudson
Duty Air Bomber Officer - F/Lt. Lowry.
Duty Gunnery Officer - F/L. Mortimer.
Duty Signals Officer – P/O. Hodge. P/O.DICKen.
Duty Navigator - F/L. Woodhouse. P/O. Purvis.

F.P. 1715

[Underlined] BRIEFING. [/underlined]
NAVIGATORS & SPEC. 1815
CAPTAINS. 1845
MAIN. 1915

[Signature] F/Lt.

for Wing Commander,

Commanding,

[Underlined] No. 44 (Rhodesia) Squadron. [/underlined]

[Underlined] SPECIAL TARGET (Q) [/underlined]

P/O. Richards.
Sgt. Thompson.
Sgt. Fazackerley.
[Underlined] Sgt. Buckby. [/underlined]
Sgt. Pursglove.
Sgt. Spinks.
Sgt. Greenfield.

[Page break]

[Calculations]

[Circled] 15yd. [/circled]

Citation

E O Collcutt and Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Operations order 7 May 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 22, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7153.

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