Operations order 24 February 1944



Operations order 24 February 1944
Operation and training detail for 24/25 February 1944 Serial 20/44


Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 24/25 February 1944. One member of each crew is underlined and ticked. Includes duty personnel and timings.



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[underlined] No. 44(RHODESIA)SQUADRON. [/underlined] [underlined] 24TH FEBRUARY, 1944. [/underlined]

SERIAL NO. 20/44. [/underlined]

[underlined] OPERATIONAL: [/underlined] The following crews and aircraft are hereby detailed for operational flying on 24/25th February, 1944.

[underlined] EE.185.K.(III). [/underlined]
S/Ldr. Hunter.
Sgt. Cooper.
F/O. Greenwood.
[underlined] F/O. Willis. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
Sgt. Salmon.
Sgt. Miles.
Sgt. Alexander.

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

[underlined] LM.306.L.(III). [/underlined]
F/Lt. Phillips.
Sgt. Carter.
F/O. Gourlay.
[underlined] Sgt. Taylor. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
P/O. Bennett.
Sgt. Curtis.
W/O. Dowling.

[underlined] ND.565.C.(III). [/underlined]
Sgt. Levy.
Sgt. Groom.
F/O. Fox.
[underlined] Sgt. Peck. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
Sgt. McGuire.
Sgt. McNalley.
Sgt. Thomas.

[underlined] ND.576.M.(III). [/underlined]
F/O. Fynn.
Sgt. Orme.
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.520.A.(III). [/underlined]
P/O. Charlesworth.
Sgt. Jeffrey.
Sgt. Hill.
[underlined] F/S. Fedoruck. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
Sgt. Myles.
W/O. Thomas.
Sgt. Evans.

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

[underlined] ME.634.P.(I). [/underlined]
F/Lt. Mercer.DFC.
Sgt. Capps.
F/O. Young.
[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] F/S. Gillard. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
Sgt. Woolley.
F/Lt. McCurdy.DFC.
F/S. Lloyd.

[underlined] ND.566.O.(III). [/underlined]
P/O. Chatterton.
Sgt. Letts.
F/O. Reyland.
[underlined] F/Sgt. 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.515.Z.(III). [/underlined]
F/Lt. Wiggin.DFC.
Sgt. Bennett. 022.
F/O. Maury.
[underlined] F/O. Rogers. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
Sgt. Dicken.
F/O. Rimmer.
Sgt. Murray.

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

[underlined] ND.525.Q.(III). [/underlined]
F/Sgt. Haynes.
Sgt. Bennett.
Sgt. Halliday.
[underlined] F/S. Bergland. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
Sgt. [indecipherable word].
Sgt. Openshaw.
Sgt. Nicholson.

[underlined] STANDBY CREW. [/underlined]
P.O. Frost.
Sgt. Stanton.
F/S. Ashton.
[underlined] F/O. Devon. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
Sgt. Johnson.
Sgt. Hedley.
Sgt. Booth.

[underlined] STANDBY CREW NO.2. [/underlined]
P.O. Porter.
Sgt. Waugh.
F/S. Davies.
[underlined] Sgt. Lander. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
F/S. Barclay.
W/O. Pass.
Sgt. Bowen.

[underlined] DUTY CREW> [/underlined]
P.O. Manning.
Sgt. Wren.
Sgt. Woodwards.
F/S. Roberts.
Sgt. Davison.
F/S. Dean.
F/S. Faraday.

P.O. Evans.
F/O. Garland.
F/S. Hatton.
Sgt. Ford.

NAVIGATORS : 13.15 hrs.
SPEC : 13.45 hrs.
MAIN : 14.10 hrs.

Nav Bus will leave Sgts. Mess at
12.55 hrs. Officers Mess at 13.00 hrs.

1 bus will leave the Sgts Mess at 13.20 hrs. & 1 bus will leave Off. Mess 13.20 hrs.

Officer i/c Night Flying : W/Cdr. Thompson.DFC.AFC. Duty F/E.: Sgt. Plant.
Duty Electricians: ACs. Roberts & Orr. Duty Photos: Sgt. White & AC. Taylor.
Duty Sigs. : LAC. England. Duty Armr. NCO’s. : W/O. Lowe & Cpl. Ebedes.
Duty flight NCO’s : Sgts. Brook and Wawn. Duty Clerk : LAC. Beard.
Duty Sigs Officer: P.O. Roberts. Duty Bombing Leader: F/LT. Lowry.
Duty F/E. Leader : F/Lt. Burrows.DFC.

[underlined] Flight Lieutenant, for Wing Commander,
Commanding, NO. 44. (RHODESIA) SQUADRON.[/underlined]


E O Collcutt and Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Operations order 24 February 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 22, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7217.

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