Operations order 19 February 1944



Operations order 19 February 1944
Operational detail for 19/20 February 1944


List crews and aircraft for operations on night 19/20 February 1944. One member of each crew is underlined and ticked. Includes timings and duty personnel.



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[underlined] No. 44 (Rhodesia) Squadron. [/underlined] [underlined] 19th February, 1944. [/underlined]

[underlined] OPERATIONAL DETAIL FOR 19/20TH FEBRUARY, 1944. [/underlined]

The following personnel and aircraft are hereby detailed to carry out operational flying duties on 19/20th February, 1944.

[underlined] ME.628.H.(I). [/underlined]
F/Lt. Dorehill.DFC.
Sgt. Ella.
F/S. Wright.
[underlined] F/S. Deacon. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
F/S. Gurr.
Sgt. Miles.
Sgt. Mullett.

[underlined] LM.360.L.(III). [/underlined]
F/Lt. Phillips.
Sgt. Carter.
F/O. Gourlay.
[underlined] Sgt. Taylor. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
P/O. Bennett.
Sgt. Curtis.
F/O. Dowling.

[underlined] EE.185.K.(III). [/underlined]
Sgt. Levy.
Sgt. Groom.
[underlined] Sgt. Peck. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
F/O. Fox.
Sgt. McGuire.
Sgt. McNally
Sgt. Thomas.

[underlined] ND.576.M.(III). [/underlined]
F/O. Fynn.
F/S. Bristow.
Sgt. Adder.
[underlined] Sgt. Clarke. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
Sgt. Johnson.
Sgt. Jack.
Sgt. Sagar.

[underlined] ND.574.J.(III). [/underlined]
P/O. Higgs.
Sgt. Cowan.
P/O. Black.
[underlined] P/O. Would. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
P/O. Williams.
F/S. Tiller.
Sgt. Chalmers.

[underlined] ND.518.D.(III). [/underlined]
P/O. Evans.A.
Sgt. Evans.C.J.
F/O. Garland.
[underlined] F/S. Hatton. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
Sgt. Ford.
Sgt. Myers.
Sgt. Miller.

[underlined] ND.520.A.(III). [/underlined]
P/O. Charlesworth.
Sgt. Jeffrey.
Sgt. Hill.
[underlined] Sgt. Fedoruk. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
Sgt. Myles.
W/O. Thomas.
Sgt. Evans.

[underlined] ND.566.O.(III). [/underlined]
P/O. Porter.
Sgt. Cooper.
F/S. Davies.
[underlined] Sgt. Lander. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
F/S. Barclay.
W/O. Pass.
Sgt. Bowen.

[underlined] ND.515.Z.(III). [/underlined]
F/Lt. Wiggin.
F/Lt. Burrows.
F/O. Maury.
[underlined] F/O. Rogers. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
Sgt. Dicken.
F/O. Rimmer.
F/S. Dean.

[underlined] ME.634.P.(I). [/underlined]
F/Lt. Mercer.DFC.
Sgt. Capps.
P/O. Purvis.
[underlined] F/S. Barker. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
P/O. Baker.
F/S. Pratt.
W/O. Wilkie.

[underlined] ND.517.U.(III). [/underlined]
P/O. Bradburn.
F/S. Blundell.
Sgt. Norman.
[underlined] Sgt. Gillard. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
Sgt. Woolley.
F/Lt. McCurdy.DFC.
F/S. Lloyd.

[underlined] LM.434.F.(III). [/underlined]
P/O. Smith.
Sgt. Bennett.
Sgt. Farren.
[underlined] F/O. Dutton. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
Sgt. Hussey.
Sgt. Prowse.
Sgt. Dack.

[underlined] ND.578.Y.(III). [/underlined]
P/O. Chatterton.
Sgt. Letts.
F/O. Reyland.
[underlined] F/S. Scott. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
Sgt. Michie.
Sgt. Champion.
Sgt. Davidson.

[underlined] ND.552.X.(III). [/underlined]
W/O. Barton.
Sgt. Thompson.
Sgt. Taylor.
[underlined] Sgt. Barnes. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
Sgt. Willett.
Sgt. Joy.
Sgt. Hummell.

[underlined] ND.525.Q.(III). [/underlined]
P/O. Manning.
Sgt. Wren.
Sgt. Woodwards.
[underlined] Sgt. Roberts. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
Sgt. Davison.
Sgt. Hedley.
Sgt. Murray.

[underlined] ND.573.S.(III). [/underlined]
P/O. Gee.
Sgt. Turner.
Sgt. Wellfare.
[underlined] Sgt. Maxwell. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
Sgt. Percival.
Sgt. Inglis.
Sgt. Moore.

[underlined] ME.629.R.(I). [/underlined]
F/O. Stephenson.
Sgt. Stanton.
F/S. Airey.
[underlined] Sgt. Wilson. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
Sgt. Robinson.
F/S. Burden.
F/S. Hall.

[underlined] ND.538.T.(III). [/underlined]
P/O. Butt.
Sgt. Butland.
F/O. Sparrow.
[underlined] Sgt. Whiter. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
Sgt. Donald.
Sgt. Bray.
Sgt. Nicolson.

[underlined] DUTY CREW. [/underlined]
P/O. Frost.
Sgt. Stanton.
F/S. Ashton.
F/O. Devon.
Sgt. Johnson.

BRIEFING : NAVIGATORS. 13.15hrs. [inserted] [indecipherable word] 1700 [/inserted] SPEC. 13.45hrs. [inserted] 20.30 [/inserted] MAIN. [deleted] 14.10 [/deleted] hrs. [inserted] 21.00 [/inserted]

1 Bus leaves Sgts. Mess 13.20 hrs. & Officers Mess 13.20 hrs.
Navigators bus will leave Sgts. Mess 13.00 hrs. Officers Mess 13.05. hrs.

Officer i/c Night Flying : S/L. Hunter. Duty F/E. F/S. Faraday.
Duty Electricians : To be detailed. Duty Photos. : Sgt. White AC Gerrard.
Duty Sigs. : Sgt. O’Mears, LAC Brewer. Duty Arms. : Sgt. Layland Cpl Ebedes.
Duty Flight NCO’s : Sgts. Richardson & Fallon. Duty Clerk : LAC. Beard.
+Duty Sigs. Offr. P/O. Roberts. Duty B/Ldr. F/L. Lowry. Duty Gunners F/S. Bracegirdle & Sgt. Young.


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


E O Collcutt and Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Operations order 19 February 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 24, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7216.

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