Operations order 18 February 1944



Operations order 18 February 1944
Operation and training detail for 18/19 February 1944 Serial [unclear]6/44


Lists crews and aircraft for operation on night 18/19 February 1944. Includes timings an duty personnel. On the reverse handwritten notes on bomb loads and calculations.



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[underlined] NO.44 (RHODESIA) SQUADRON. [/underlined]
[underlined] 18TH FEBRUARY, 1944. [/underlined]
[underlined] OPERATIONAL AND TRAINING DETAIL FOR 18/19TH FEBRUARY, 1944. 6/44[/underlined]
[underlined] OPERATIONAL. [/underlined] The following crews and aircraft are herby detailed for operational flying on 18/19th February, 1944.

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

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

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

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

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

[underlined] ND.565.C. (III). [/underlined]
P.O. Evans.
Sgt. Evans.
F/O. Garland.
F/S. Hatton
Sgt. Ford.
Sgt. Myers.
Sgt. Miller.

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

[underlined] ND.518.D. (III). [/underlined]
P.O. Porter.
Sgt. Cooper.
F/S. Davies.
Sgt. Lander.
F/S. Barclay.
W/O. Pass.
Sgt. Bowen.

[underlined] LM.434.F. (III). [/underlined]
P.O. Smith.
Sgt. Bennett.
Sgt. Farr [deleted] ow [/deleted}
F/O. Dutton.
Sgt. Hussey.
Sgt. Prowse.
Sgt. Dack.

[underlined] ND.515.Z. (III). [/underlined]
F/Lt. Wiggin.
Sgt. Jones.
F/O. Maury.
F/O. Rogers.
Sgt. Dicken.
F/O. Rimmer.
F/S. Burden.

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

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

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

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

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

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

[underlined] ME.629.R. (I). [/underlined]
F/O. Stephenson.
Sgt. Ella.
F/S. Airey.
Sgt. Wilson.
Sgt. Robinson.
Lt. Hardway.
F/s. Hall.

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

[underlined] duty crew. [/underlined]
P.O. Hayes. Note: + 2nd F/Eng.
F/S. Faraday.
F/O. Dunn.
Sgt. Walker.
Sgt. Radcliffe.
Sgt. Bennett. 022.
Sgt. Bennett. 832. & Sgt. Langford.

BRIEFING. NAVIGATORS: 19.30 hrs. SPEC. : 20.00 hrs. MAIN: 20.30 hrs.
1 bus leaves Sgts. Mess at 19.35 hrs. Officers Mess at 19.35 hrs.
Nav. Bus will leave Sgts. Mess at 19.10 hrs. & Officers Mess at 19.35 hrs.
Officer i/c Night Flying : S/Ldr. Hunter. Duty F/Eng. : F/S. Faraday.
Duty Electricians : ACs Roberts & Morgan. Duty Photos : Sgt. White & AC. Gerrard.
Duty Armr. NCOs. : Sgt. Layland, Cpl. Lomax. Duty Flt. NCOs. : Sgts. Green & Bumford.
Duty Clerk : LAC. Kyle. Duty Sigs. Officer : P.O. Roberts.

Operational meals will be served in respective messes at 18. 30 hrs.

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


E O Collcutt and Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Operations order 18 February 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 22, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7222.

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