Operations order 3 May 1944

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Title

Operations order 3 May 1944
Operational and training detail for 3/4 May 1944 Serial 54/44

Description

Lists crews and aircraft for operations on 3/4 May 1944. One crew member in each crew is underlined in green. Includes duty personnel and timings. Handwritten notes on bombing.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-05-03

Contributor

Frank Batten

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Format

One-page typewritten document with handwritten notes

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10083

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[underlined] NO. 44 (RHODESIA) SQUADRON. [/underlined]

[underlined] 3RD MAY, 1944. [/underlined]

OPERATIONAL AND TRAINING DETAIL FOR 3/4.5.44.

[underlined] Serial No. 54/44 [/underlined]

[inserted] 5000 [/inserted]

[underlined] ND.741.K. [/underlined]

S/L. Hunter.

Sgt. Cooper.

F/O. Greenwood.

[underlined] F/O. Willis. [/underlined]

F/S. Salmon.

P/O. Miles.

P/O. Alexander.

[inserted] 8000 [/inserted]

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

P/O. Smith.

F/S. Bennett.

F/S. Farren.

[underlined] F/O. Dutton. [/underlined]

F/S. Hussey.

Sgt. Prowse.

Sgt. Dack.

[inserted] 6750 [/inserted]

[underlined] ND.751.J [/underlined]

F/S. Baxter.

Sgt. Betterton.

F/S. Rutherford.

[underlined] F/S. Young. [/underlined]

F/S. Scholes.

SGT. Taylor.

Sgt. Whitfield.

[inserted] 6000 [/inserted]

[underlined] ND.519.Y. [/underlined]

P/O. Stratis.

Sgt. Haly.

Sgt. Stancer.

[underlined] Sgt. Hawkes. [/underlined]

F/S. Knight

Sgt. Page.

Sgt. Roe.

[inserted] 7500 [/inserted]

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

P/O. Davey.

Sgt. Legge.

F/S. Foreman.

[underlined] Sgt. Jacobs. [/underlined]

Sgt. Nutty.

F/S. Holland.

Sgt. Carter.

[inserted] 8000 [/inserted]

[underlined] ME.743.G. [/underlined]

F/S. Binion.

F/S. Brindle.

Sgt. Kenndey.

[underlined] F/S. Gebhard. [/underlined]

Sgt. Stroud.

Sgt. Mucalchuk.

Sgt. Knox.

[inserted] 5500 [/inserted]

[underlined] EE.185.A. [/underlined]

W/O. Nolan.

Sgt. Charlton.

F/S. Milton.

[underlined] P/O. Blake. [/underlined]

Sgt. Boreman.

Sgt. Crook.

Sgt. Higgins.

[inserted] 6500 [/inserted]

[underlined] ME.634.P. [/underlined]

F/O. Stephenson.

Sgt. Langford.

F/S. Airey.

[underlined] F/S. Wilson. [/underlined]

Sgt. Robinson.

F/S. Dooley.

P/O. White.

+ Sgt. Fazackerley.

[inserted] 7000 [/inserted]

[underlined] ND.517.U.

F/O. Bradburn.

Sgt. Jones.

P/O. Norman.

[underlined] P/O. Gillard. [/underlined]

Sgt. Woolley.

P/O. Lloyd.

P/O. Clarke.

= P/O. Richards.

[inserted] 7000 [/inserted]

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

P/O. Hobbs.

Sgt. Hall.

Sgt. Fenwick.

[underlined] W/O. Scott. [/underlined]

Sgt. Garnsey.

Sgt. Wright.

Sgt. Ingram.

[inserted] 7500 [/inserted]

[underlined] ND.698/G.Q. [/underlined]

F/O. Smith.

Sgt. Barber.

F/O. Calder.

[underlined] Sgt. Steele. [/underlined]

Sgt. Bozier.

Sgt. Blackie.

Sgt. Brett.

[inserted] 7750 [/inserted]

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

F/O. Balsdon.

Sgt. De’ath.

F/O. Clubb.

[underlined] Sgt. Walters. [/underlined]

F/S. White.

Sgt. Burns.

Sgt. O’Neill.

[inserted] 7250 [/inserted]

[underlined] STANDBY CREW. [/underlined] T

F/S. Young.

Sgt. Robinson.

F/O. Wareham.

[underlined] Sgt. Wainwright. [/underlined]

Sgt. Jackson.

Sgt. Rennie.

Sgt. Routledge.

[underlined] DUTY CREW [/underlined]

F/O. Clegg. i/c.

F/S. Bracegirdle.

F/S. Dean.

Sgt. Myers.

F/S. Schott.

Sgt. Thompson.

Sgt. Buckey.

Sgt. Pursglove.

Sgt. Spinks.

Sgt. Greenfield.

To report to Intelligence at 14.30 hours.

+ 2nd Navigator.

= 2nd Pilot.

[underlined] BRIEFING [/underlined] :- F.P. 1700 hrs.

NACIGATORS [sic] & SPEC. 1830

CAPTAINS. 1900

MAIN. 1930

Officer i/c Night Flying - S/L. Cockbain.

Duty Flight Engineer. – Sgt. Bennett.

Duty Electricians. – LACs Warwick. Spittle.

Duty Photo. – Sgt. White.

Duty Signals. – Cpl. Parry. AC. Burnside

Duty Armoureres. – To be detailed.

Duty Flight N.C.Os. – (A) Sgt. Bryant. (B) Sgt. Nelson.

Duty Clerk. – LAC. Wyle.

[signature]

F/Lt.

For Wing Commander, Commanding,

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

[underlined] Bombing [/underlined]

Red Spots. [deleted] by [/deleted] [inserted] backed [/inserted] by 30 Red Spots.

If necessary stop and remark.

[underlined] 1 run only. [/underlined] Green TI’s. Last resort.

Allowed 6 mins to drop.

Then stop attack & mark 1 [indecipherable]

[underlined] 1 mil. SE. 1. GP. on Green Spots [/underlined] 30 Lancs

RT & WT control.

2 Red very. – Stop

2 Green – Carry on

Hdg. 210 – 160.

[underlined] DATUM – Yellow TI’s. [/underlined]

Bombing wind – b’cast in target area.

Citation

E O Collcutt and Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Operations order 3 May 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 22, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7156.

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