Operations order 24 April 1944



Operations order 24 April 1944
Operation and training detail for 24/25 April 1944 Serial 50/44


Lists crews and aircraft for operations 24/25 April 1944. Includes duty personnel. One crew member underlined in all crews apart from second in top row which has two members underlined. Crew of aircraft 'T' third down left side is crossed out. Standby crew is annotated 'T'.



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[underlined] NO.44 (RHODESIA) SQUADRON. [/underlined] [underlined] 24TH. APRIL, 1944. [/underlined]

SERIAL NO. 50/44. [/underlined]

[underlined] ND.941.K. [/underlined]
S/Ldr. Hunter.
Sgt. Cooper.
F/O. Greenwood.
[underlined] F/O. Willis, [/underlined] [inserted] X [/inserted]
Sgt. Salman.
P/O. Mills.
P/O. Alexander.

[underlined] ND.869.M. [/underlined]
F/L. Hildred.
F/S. Bristow.
F/O. Turner.
[underlined] F/S. Parker. [/underlined]
[underlined] Sgt. Treloar. [/underlined] [inserted] X [/inserted]
F/O. Hourigan.
F/O. Bradshaw.

[underlined] ND.517.U. [/underlined]
F/O. Smith.
Sgt. Bennett.
F/S. Farren.
[underlined] P/O. McCullum. [/underlined] [inserted] X [/inserted]
Sgt. Hussey.
Sgt. Prowse.
Sgt. Dack.

[underlined] ND.519.E. [/underlined]
P/O. Stratis.
Sgt. Haly.
F/O. Greenfield.
[underlined] Sgt. Hawkes. [/underlined] [inserted] X [/inserted]
F/S. Knight.
Sgt. Page.
Sgt. Roe.

[underlined] ME.694.L. [/underlined]
P/O. Davey.
Sgt. Legge.
F/S. Foreman.
[underlined] Sgt. Jacobs. [/underlined] [inserted] X [/inserted]
Sgt. Nutty.
Sgt. Kaye.
Sgt. Carter.

[underlined] ND.751.J. [/underlined]
F/S. Aiken.
Sgt. Levarne.
Sgt. Riddock.
[underlined] Sgt. Simmons. [/underlined] [inserted] X [/inserted]
Sgt. Rawson.
Sgt. Hare.
Sgt. Lewis.

[underlined] ME.743.G. [/underlined]
P/O. Merrick.
Sgt. Carling.
F/S. Stancer.
[underlined] F/O. Bartlett. [/underlined] [inserted] X [/inserted]
Sgt. Dickenson.
Sgt. Warll.
Sgt. Thomas.

[underlined] ME.628.H. [/underlined]
P/O. Taylor.
Sgt. Aberene.
Sgt. Bushby.
[underlined] F/S. Sumner. [/underlined] [inserted] X [/inserted]
Sgt. Stauber.
F/S. Astle.
Sgt. Conquest.

[underlined] ME.699.T. [/underlined]
[inserted] HOBBS [/inserted]
F/S. Ibbotson.
Sgt. Worrall.
F/S. Greatz.
[underlined] F/S. Murray. [/underlined]
Sgt. Andrews.
Sgt. Whitehand.
Sgt. Wells.
[crew and plane crossed out]

[underlined] ME.634.P. [/underlined]
F/O. Stephenson.
Sgt. Langford.
F/S. Airey.
[underlined] F/S. Wilson. [/underlined] [inserted] X [/inserted]
Sgt. Robinson.
F/S. Dooley.DFM.
P/O. White.DFM.

[underlined] ND.598.Y. [/underlined]
P/O. Chatterton. DFC.
Sgt. Letts.
F/O. Reyland.
[underlined] F/S. Barker. [/underlined] [inserted] X [/inserted]
Sgt. Michie.
Sgt. Champion.
Sgt. Davidson.

[underlined] WL.920.V. [/underlined]
F/O. Oldham.DFC.
Sgt. Walker.
F/S. McKerrow.
[underlined] F/O. Betts. [/underlined] [inserted] X [/inserted]
Sgt. Williams.
Sgt. Frams.
Sgt. Whittles.

[underlined] ME.730.R. [/underlined]
F/S. Kewley.
Sgt. Booth.
F/S. Mitchell.
[underlined] Sgt. Reseigh. [/underlined] [inserted] X [/inserted]
Sgt. Webber.
Sgt. Lees.
Sgt. Rutzki.

[underlined] ND.698/G.Q. [/underlined]
F/S. Price.
Sgt. Newbiggin.
F/S. O’Conner.
[underlined] Sgt. Nicholls. [/underlined] [inserted] X [/inserted]
Sgt. Callander.
Sgt. Heald.
Sgt. Doyle.

[underlined] STANDBY CREW. [/underlined] [inserted] X [/inserted]
F/S. Baxter.
Sgt. Betterton.
F/S. Rutherford.
[underlined] F/S. Young. [/underlined] [inserted] X [/inserted]
F/S. Scholes.
Sgt. Taylor.
Sgt. Whitfield.

[underlined] STANDBY – CREW. [/underlined] [deleted] D [/deleted] [inserted] T [/inserted]
P/O. Hobbs.
Sgt. Hall.
Sgt. Fenwick.
[underlined] W/O. Scott. [/underlined] [inserted] X [/inserted]
Sgt. Garnsey.
Sgt. Wright.
Sgt. Ingram.

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

[underlined] BRIEFING:- [/underlined] NAVIGATORS & SPEC.

Officer i/c Night Flying : S/Ldr. Cockbain.
Duty Flight Engineer : Sgt. Barber.
Duty Electricians : AC. Meary. AC. Flanaghan.
Duty Photos : AC. Ellison.
Duty Signals : Cpl. Wright. AC. Skelton.
Duty Armourers : Cpl. Gibbons.
Duty Flight N.C.Os. : Sgt. Ventor (A). Sgt. Molson (B).
Duty Clerk : LAC. Hudson.


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


E O Collcutt and Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Operations order 24 April 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 24, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7168.

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