Operations order 21 December 1944



Operations order 21 December 1944
Operational flying programme for 21/22 December 1944 Serial 233/44


Lists crews and aircraft for operation on night 21/22 December 1944. Included three reserve crews and duty personnel.


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Andy Hamilton


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[underlined] NO. 44 (RHODESIA) SQUADRON. [/underlined] [underlined] 21ST. DECEMBER, 1944. [/underlined]

SERIAL NO. 233/44. [/underlined]

[underlined] PB.417.R.(III). [/underlined]
F/O. Thomson.
Sgt. Thorne.
Sgt. Humber.
F/S. Smith.
Sgt. Wicks.
Sgt. Lee.
Sgt. Padgett.

[underlined] PB.283.K.(III). [/underlined]
F/O. Jory.
Sgt. Cox.
Sgt. Crang.
F/O. Pooley.
Sgt. Butcher.
W/O. Oates.
Sgt. Hunt.

[underlined] ng.195.C.(I). [/underlined]
F/O. Jetson.
Sgt. Florence.
Sgt. Smith.
Sgt. Stevens.
Sgt. Silson.
Sgt. Cazaly.
Sgt. Bosley.

[underlined] STANDBY. [/underlined]
[underlined] PB.251.C.(III). [/underlined]
F/L. Sutherland.
Sgt. Lawn.
F/S. Jensen.
F/S. White.
F/S. Clow.
Sgt. Petersen.
Sgt. Merola.

[underlined] STANDBY. [/underlined]
[underlined] ME.299.E.(III). [/underlined]
F/L. Mangos.
Sgt. Fitzpatrick.
Sgt. Finlayson.
F/S. Sheehan.
Sgt. Harvey.
Sgt. James.
Sgt. Jones.

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

[underlined] STANDBY. [/underlined]
[underlined] NF.991.D.(I). [/underlined]
F/O. Freeland.
Sgt. Nelson.
F/S. Roper.
F/S. Gardner.
F/S. Ockerby.
Sgt. Watson.
Sgt. Watts.

[underlined] STANDBY. [/underlined]
[underlined] PB.190.J.(III). [/underlined]
F/O. Fugger.
Sgt. Lee.
F/S. Albrecht.
F/S. Roberts.
Sgt. Kirby.
Sgt. Ball.
Sgt. Dyball.

[underlined] STANDBY. [/underlined]
[underlined] LM.625.H.(III). [/underlined]
F/O. Craig.
Sgt. Campion.
F/O. Harding.
Sgt. Armstrong.
Sgt. Woodward.
Sgt. McLeod.
Sgt. Lawrence.

[underlined] STANDBY. [/underlined]
[underlined] ND.496.A.(III). [/underlined]
F/O. Walker.
Sgt. Crooks.
Sgt. Turner.
Sgt. Hardy.
Sgt. Roberts.
Sgt. Spence.
Sgt. Ward.

[underlined] STANDBY. [/underlined]
[underlined] ND.578.Y.(III). [/underlined]
F/L. Hayler.
Sgt. Tink.
Sgt. Swaffield.
F/O. Winterburn.
Sgt. Nash.
Sgt. James.
Sgt. Bowsher.

[underlined] STANDBY. [/underlined]
[underlined] LM.655.U.(III). [/underlined]
F/O. Wood.
Sgt. Ingham.
Sgt. Edmonds.
F/O. Spence.
Sgt. Castle.
F/S. Smith.
Sgt. Pepperdine.

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

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

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

[underlined] STANDBY. [/underlined]
[underlined] PB.733.T.(III). [/underlined]
F/O. Plenderleith.
Sgt. Nicholson.
F/O. Digman.
F/O. Nicholls.
F/S. Rodda.
Sgt. Syms.
Sgt. Learman.

[underlined] NG.974.P.(III). [/underlined]
[underlined] STANDBY. [/underlined]
F/O. Smith.
Sgt. Dent.
F/O. Winter.
F/O. Long.
F/S. Pugh.
Sgt. Hall.
Sgt. Jones.

[underlined] RESERVE. [/underlined]
F/O. Boyle.
Sgt. Thornton.
Sgt. Pickup.
Sgt. Turner.
Sgt. Doggart.
Sgt. Moore.
Sgt. Hance.

[underlined] RESERVE. [/underlined]
F/O. Kennedy.
Sgt. Olson.
F/S. Kelly.
F/O. Jones.
Sgt. Short.
Sgt. McBurney.
Sgt. Bull.

[underlined] RESERVE. [/underlined]
F/L. Gallivan.
Sgt. Balloch.
F/O. Armstrong.
Sgt. Beaumont.
Sgt. Bowden.
Sgt. Johnson.

[underlined] DUTY CREW. [/underlined]
F/O. Curtis.
Sgt. Green.
F/O. Rowbottom.
F/S. Henry.
F/S. Kelman.
Sgt. Barker.
Sgt. Bredenkamp.

[underlined] COMMUNICATIONS. [/underlined]
F/S. Peters.
F/S. Stevens.
Sgt. Lewis.

[underlined] BRIEFING. [/underlined]

Officer i/c Flying : S/L. Ferguson.
Duty Gunnery : F/L. Clarke.
Duty Air Bomber : F/O. Woollam.
Duty F/E. Officer : F/L. Hayward.
Duty F/Engineer : Sgt. Mately.
Duty Sigs. Officer : P/O. Hunt.
Duty Flight NCO’s : Sgt. Jordan, Sgt. Arrowsmith.


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


E O Collcutt and Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Operations order 21 December 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 9, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7299.

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