Operations order 20 April 1944



Operations order 20 April 1944
Operational and training detail for 20/21 April 1944 Serial 48/44


Lists crews and aircraft for operations 20/21 April 1944. One member of each crew is underlined in green. Height are annotated against each aircraft in blue. 'Barker' is annotated in red in middle of third row of crews. Includes duty personnel and timings.



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[Underlined] NO.44 (RHODESIA) SQUADRON 20TH April, 1944. [/underlined]
OPERATIONAL AND TRAINING DETAIL FOR 20/21.4.44. SERIAL NO. 48/44. [/underlined]
[Underlined] ND.869.M. [/underlined]
[handwritten] 8000 [/handwritten]
F/Lt. Hildred.
Sgt. Bender.
F/O. Turner.
F/S. Parker.
[handwritten underlined] Sgt. Treloar. [/handwritten underlined]
F/O. Hourigan.
F/O. Bradshaw.
[Underlined] ME.694.L. [/underlined]
[handwritten] 7500 [/handwritten]
F/S. Binion.
F/S. Brindle. DFM.
Sgt. Kennedy.
[handwritten underlined] F/S. Gebhard. [/handwritten underlined]
Sgt. Stroud.
Sgt. Mucalchuk.
Sgt. Knox.
[Underlined] ND.519.E. [/underlined]
[handwritten] 9500 [/handwritten]
F/S. Aiken.
Sgt. Levarne.
F/S. Riddock.
[handwritten underlined] Sgt. Simmons. [/handwritten underlined]
Sgt. Rawson.
Sgt. Hare.
Sgt. Lewis.
[Underlined] ND.751.J. [/underlined]
[handwritten] 9000 [/handwritten]
P/O. Merrick.
Sgt. Carling.
F/O. Poulter.
[handwritten underlined] F/O. Bartlett. [/handwritten underlined]
Sgt. Dickenson.
Sgt. Warll.
Sgt. Thomas.
[Underlined] ME.628.H. [/underlined]
[handwritten] 10500 [/handwritten]
P/O. Taylor.
Sgt. Aberene.
Sgt. Bushby.
[handwritten underlined] F/S. Sumner. [/handwritten underlined]
Sgt. Stauber.
F/S. Astle.
Sgt. Conquest.
[Underlined] ND.741.K. [/underlined] [handwritten] 11500 [/handwritten]
[handwritten] 4. L.D’s. [/handwritten]
S/L. Cockbain.
F/S. Bristow.
F/L. Waterkeyn.
[handwritten underlined] F/O. McKenzie. [/handwritten underlined]
F/S. Bracegirdle.
F/S. Dean.
F/L. Rademeyer.
[Underlined] ME.634.P. [/underlined] [handwritten] 7000 [/handwritten]
[handwritten] 4. L.D’s. [/handwritten]
F/O. Stephenson
Sgt. Langford.
F/S. Airey.
[handwritten underlined] Sgt. Wilson. [/handwritten underlined]
Sgt. Robinson.
F/S. Dooley. DFM.
F/S. White. DFM.
[Underlined] ND.517.U. [/underlined] [handwritten] 7500. [/handwritten]
P/O. Bradburn. DFC.
F/S. Jones.
Sgt. Norman.
[handwritten underlined] P/O. Gillard. [/handwritten underlined]
Sgt. Wooley.
P/O. Lloyd.
P/O. Clarke. DFM.
=F/S. Ibbotson.
[Underlined] ND.699.Q. [/underlined]
[handwritten] 10500 [/handwritten]
F/Lt. Manning. DFC.
Sgt. Wren.
Sgt. Woodwards.
[handwritten underlined] F/S. Roberts. [/handwritten underlined]
Sgt. Davison.
Sgt. Hedley.
F/S. Murray.
[Underlined] ND.578.Y. [/underlined]
[handwritten] 9000 [/handwritten]
P/O. Chatterton. DFC.
Sgt. Letts.
F/O. Reyland.
[handwritten underlined] F/S. Scott. [/handwritten underlined] [handwritten] BARKER [/handwritten]
Sgt. Michie.
Sgt. Champion.
Sgt. Davidson.
+F/S. Greatz.
[Underlined] ND.573.S. [/underlined] [handwritten] 9500 [/handwritten]
[handwritten underlined] LINEOVERLAP [/handwritten underlined]
P/O. Skinner.
Sgt. Farmer.
F/S. Freeman.
[handwritten underlined] Sgt. Prewer. [/handwritten underlined]
Sgt. Ward.
Sgt. Scott.
Sgt. Singfield.
[Underlined] ND.689.O. [/underlined] [handwritten] 11,500 [/handwritten]
[handwritten] 2. LD’s [/handwritten]
P/O. Hobbs.
Sgt. Hall.
Sgt. Fenwick.
[handwritten underlined] W/O. Scott. [/handwritten underlined]
Sgt. Garnsey.
Sgt. Wright.
Sgt. Ingram.
[Underlined] ME.730.R. [/underlined] [handwritten] 10500 [/handwritten]
[handwritten] 4. LD’s [/handwritten] [handwritten deleted] 9500 [/handwritten deleted]
F/S. Kewley.
F/S. Stancer.
F/S. Mitchell.
[handwritten underlined] Sgt. Reseigh. [/handwritten underlined]
Sgt. Webber.
Sgt. Lees.
Sgt. Rutzki.
[Underlined] STAND-BY CREW. [/underlined] [handwritten] T [/handwritten]
[handwritten] 9000 [/handwritten]
F/S. Price.
Sgt. Newbiggin.
F/S. O’Connor.
[handwritten underlined] Sgt. Nicholls. [/handwritten underlined]
Sgt. Callander.
Sgt. Heald.
Sgt. Doyle.
[Underlined] DUTY CREW. [/underlined]
F/O. Mills.
Sgt. Worrall.
Sgt. Prowse.
Sgt. Dack.
Sgt. Andrews.
Sgt. Whitehead.
Sgt. Wells
+2nd Navigator.
=2nd Pilot.
[underlined] RESERVE AIRCRAFT. ME.699.T. [/underlined]
[underlined[ BRIEFING: [/underlined]
NAVIGATORS & SPECS. [handwritten] 1800 [/handwritten]
CAPTAINS. [handwritten] 1830 [/handwritten]
MAIN. [handwritten] 1900 [/handwritten]
Officer i/c Night Flying.: S/Ldr. Hunter.
Duty Flight Engineer.: To be detailed.
Duty Electricians.: To be detailed.
Duty Photos.: Sgt. White. LAC. Gerard.
Duty Signals.: Cpl. Wright. AC. Bryars.
Duty Armourers.: To be detailed.
Duty Flight N.C.O’s.: Sgt. Gibbons. Sgt. Le Blanc-Smith.
Duty Clerk.: LAC. Hudson
[handwritten] Heading. Target G/S. [/handwritten]
[Signature] E O Collcutt [/signature]
Flight Lieutenant,
for Squadron Leader,
Sommanding, [sic]
[Underlined] No.44 (Rhodesia) Squadron. [/underlined]


E O Collcutt and Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Operations order 20 April 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 24, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7185.

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