Operations order 19 October 1944



Operations order 19 October 1944
Operational programme for night of 19/20 October 1944 Serial 194/44


Lists crews and aircraft for operations on 19/20 October 1944. One member of each crew is underlined in blue and two crews are circled in blue with '18 1/2' annotated alongside left crew in top row. Includes timings and duty personnel. On the reverse a crew member log page for 'Sgt Crabb' showing a trip to Stuttgart on 14 April 1943 with some calculations.



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[underlined] NO.44 (RHODESIA) SQUADRON. [/underlined] [underlined] 19TH. OCTOBER, 1944. [/underlined]

SERIAL NO 194/44. [/underlined]

[Inserted] 18 ½ [/inserted]
[circled plane and crew]
[underlined] PB.190.J.(III). [/underlined]
F/L. Davey.
Sgt. Rawcliffe.
F/O. Biggs.
[underlined] F/O. Roddie. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
Sgt. Oliphant.
F/S. Arnold.
Sgt. Morley.

[underlined] LM.648.K.(III). [/underlined]
F/O. Good.
Sgt. Holmes.
F/S. Hooke.
[underlined] F/O. Presnail. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
F/S. Meredith.
Sgt. Chapman.
Sgt. Furlong.

[underlined] PB.192.F.(III). [/underlined]
F/O. Sutherland.
Sgt. Cheeseman.
F/S. Jenson.
[underlined] F/S. White. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
F/S. Clow.
Sgt. Peterson.
Sgt. Merola.
+ F/O. Freeland.

[underlined] NF.991.D.(I). [/underlined]
F/O. Locke.
Sgt. White.
Sgt. Treadwell.
[underlined] F/S. Handley. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
F/S. Young.
Sgt. Brook.
Sgt. Oloughlin.

[underlined] ND.631.B.(III). [/underlined]
F/O. Daggett.
Sgt. Simpson.
F/O. Hindley.
[underlined] F/O. Sharpe. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
Sgt. Chinneck.
F/S. Simpson.
F/S. Barry.

[underlined] NG.195.O.(I). [/underlined]
F/O. Gardiner.
Sgt. Ludlow.
F/S. MacDonald.
[underlined] F/S. Beaton. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
Sgt. Burroughs.
Sgt. Walsh.
Sgt. Van Niekerk.

[underlined] ME.299.E.(III). [/underlined]
F/O. Coad.
Sgt. Bolson.
Sgt. Dunville.
[underlined] F/O. Qualtrough. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
F/S. Browne.
Sgt. Joyner.
Sgt. Powell.

[underlined] ND.496.A.(III). [/underlined]
F/O. Russell.
Sgt. Leeming.
W/O. Towill.
[underlined] Sgt. Bennett. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
W/O. Abraham.
Sgt. Smith.
Sgt. Campbell.

[circled plane and crew]
[underlined] LM.625.H.(III). [/underlined]
F/O. Kelly.
Sgt. Howarth.
F/S. Kelly.
[underlined] Sgt. James. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
W/O. Grubb.
Sgt. Conislaw.
Sgt. Dyson.

[underlined] LM.654.L.(III). [/underlined]
F/O. Sargent.
Sgt. Bradford.
Sgt. Symes.
[underlined] Sgt. Walters. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
Sgt. Bell.
Sgt. Boulter.
Sgt. George.

[underlined] LM.650.T.(III). [/underlined]
F/O. Lewis.
Sgt. Neilans.
F/S. Shearman.
[underlined] F/S. King. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
F/S. Mills.
W/O. Welensky.DFM.
W/O. Palmer.
+ F/O. Allwood.

[underlined] LM.645.P.(III). [/underlined]
F/O. Hart.
Sgt. Smith.
F/S. Green.
[underlined] F/S. Bell. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
Sgt. Codrai.
Sgt. Spiers.
F/S. Lillywhite.

[underlined] PB.534.Q.(III). [/underlined]
F/O. Dives.
Sgt. Crowston.
Sgt. Armitage.
[underlined] F/O. Nellyer. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
Sgt. Morley.
Sgt. Potts.
Sgt. Biddle.

[underlined] PB.417.R.(III). [/underlined]
F/L. Heath.
Sgt. Smith.
Sgt. Bennett.
[underlined] P/O. Laforest. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
Sgt. Parkinson.
Sgt. Pyper.
Sgt. Coutts.

[underlined] PB.360.V.(III). [/underlined]
F/O. Worrall.
Sgt. Wilson.
Sgt. Fuller.
[underlined] Sgt. Clements. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
Sgt. Watt.
Sgt. Judd.
Sgt. Maidment.

[underlined] PB.380.S.(III). [/underlined]
F/O. Barlow.
Sgt. Thornalley.
Sgt. Simmonds.
[underlined] F/S. Fox. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
Sgt. Clements.
Sgt. White.
Sgt. Wilkes.

[underlined] LM.655.U.(III). [/underlined]
F/O. Thomson.
Sgt. Thorn.
Sgt. Humber.
[underlined] Sgt. Smith. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
Sgt. Wicks.
Sgt. Lee.
Sgt. Padgett.

[underlined] PB.251.O.(III). [/underlined]
Lt. Hirschfeld.
Sgt. Lorrain.
F/O. York.
[underlined] F/O. Murphy. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
F/S. Jones.
Sgt. Storr.
Sgt. Mitchell.

[underlined] ND.578.Y.(III). [/underlined]
F/O. Plenderleith.
Sgt. Burton.
F/O. Digman.
[underlined] F/O. Nicholls. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
F/S. Rodda.
Sgt. Syms.
Sgt. Dearman.

[underlined] PD.372.Z.(III). [/underlined]
F/O. Haworth.
Sgt. Seiler.
Sgt. Saunders.
[underlined] F/S. Walters. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
F/S. Gardner.
Sgt. MacKay.
Sgt. McAllister.

[underlined] DUTY CREW. [/underlined]
F/O. Vancuylenberg.
Sgt. Thompson.
F/S. Goodhand.
Sgt. Ostapovitch.
Sgt. Pursehouse.
Sgt. Smith.

[underlined] BRIEFING. [/underlined]
NAVIGATORS : [inserted] 1330 [/inserted]
MAIN : [inserted] -1430 {/inserted]

+ = 2nd. Pilot.

Officer i/c Flying : S/Ldr. Bird.
Duty Electricians : To be detailed.
Duty Sigs. : Cpl. Thatcher, LAC. Burnside.
Durt Flight NCO’s. : Sgt’s Dorrington & Wawn.
Duty Signals Officer : F/Lt. Hughes.
Duty Air Bomber : F/Lt. Lowry.

Duty Flight Engineer : Sgt. Bown.
Duty Photos : Sgt. White.
Duty Armr. NCO’s. : To be detailed.
Duty Clerk : LAC Hudson.
Duty F/E. Officer : F/O. Brooks.
Duty Gunnery ; F/LT. Clarke.


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

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[Individual crew members Operational record form]
[inserted] SGT CRABB [/inserted]
[inserted] 14:4:43 STUTTGART [/inserted]
[whole form deleted]


E O Collcutt and Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Operations order 19 October 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed February 22, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7208.

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