Operations order 18 December 1944

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Title

Operations order 18 December 1944
Operational flying programme for night of 18/19 December 1944 Serial 232/44

Description

Lists crews and aircraft for operation on night 18/19 December 1944. Annotated 'Gdynia'. Fourth member of each crew is underlined and ticked. Includes standby and reserve crews as well as duty personnel.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-12-18

Contributor

Andy Hamilton

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Format

One-page typewritten document

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Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10247

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Transcription

[underlined] NO. 44 (RHODESIA) SQUADRON. [/underlined] [inserted] CDYNIA. [/inserted] [underlined] 18TH. DECEMBER, 1944. [/underlined]

[underlined] OPERATIONAL FLYING PROGRAMME FOR NIGHT OF 18/19TH. DECEMBER.
SERIAL NO. 232/44. [/underlined]

[underlined] 1ST. DETAIL. [/underlined]

[inserted] [circle A] [/inserted]

[underlined] ND.578.Y.(III). [/underlined]
[underlined] F/L. Hayler. [/underlined]
Sgt. Tink.
Sgt. Swaffield.
[underlined] F/O. Winterburn. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
Sgt. Nash.
Sgt. James.
P/O. Knight.

[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.251.O.(III). [/underlined]
F/O. Coventry.
Sgt. Shuttleworth.
Sgt. Ayre.
[underlined] F/S. Gibson. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
Sgt. Wood.
Sgt. Perkins.
F/O. Cranswick.

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

[inserted] [circle A] [/inserted]

[underlined] PB.380.S.(III). [/underlined]
F/O. Kennedy.
Sgt. Olson.
F/S. Kelly.
[underlined] F/O. Jones. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
Sgt. Short.
Sgt. McBurney.
Sgt. Bull.

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

[underlined] ME.299.E.(III). [/underlined]
F/O. Boyle.
Sgt. Thornton.
Sgt. Pickup.
[underlined] Sgt. Turner. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
Sgt. Doggart.
Sgt. Moore.
Sgt. Hance.

[underlined] STANDBY. [/underlined]
[underlined] PB.381.F.(III). [/underlined]
F/O. Jetson.
Sgt. Florence.
Sgt. Smith.
[underlined] Sgt. Stevens. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
Sgt. Silson.
Sgt. Gazaly.
Sgt. Bosley.

[underlined] STANDBY. [/underlined]
[underlined] ND.631.B.(III). [/underlined]
F/O. Freeland.
Sgt. Nelson.
F/S. Roper.
[underlined] F/S. Gardiner. [/underlined] [deleted] [tick] [/deleted]
F/S. Ockerby.
Sgt. Watson.
Sgt. Watts.

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

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

[underlined] STANDBY. [/underlined]
[underlined] PB.283.K.(III). [/underlined]
F/O. Dalton.
Sgt. Fowler.
Sgt. MacCullen.
[underlined] Sgt. Glover. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
F/S. McInnes.
Sgt. Heeplestone.
Sgt. Claxton.

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

[underlined] RESERVE. [/underlined]
F/O. Smith.
Sgt. Dent.
F/O. Winter.
[underlined] F/O. Long. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
F/S. Pugh.
Sgt. Hall.
Sgt. Jones.

[underlined] DUTY CREW. [/underlined]
F/L. Sargent.
Sgt. Bradfield.
F/S. Symes.
F/S. Walters.
Sgt. Bell.
F/s. Boulter.
Sgt. George.

[underlined] COMMUNICATIONS [/underlined]
Sgt. Appleton.
F/O. Biggs.
F/S. Handley.
Sgt. Launder.
Sgt. McCarthy.
F/S.Nicholls.

[underlined] BRIEFING. [/underlined]
NAVIGATORS :
SPECIALISTS :
CAPTAINS :
MAIN :

[dividing line across full page]

[underlined] 2ND. DETAIL. [/underlined]

[underlined] NG.974.P.(III). [/underlined]
F/O. Hart.
Sgt. Smith.
F/S. Green.
[underlined] F/S. Bell. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
Sgt. Codrai.
Sgt. Spiers.
Sgt. Merry.

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

[underlined] NF.991.D.(I). [/underlined]
F/O. Dagget.
Sgt. Simpson.
F/O. Hindley.
[underlined] F/O. Sharpe. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
Sgt. Chinneck.
F/S. Simpson.
F/S. Barry.

[underlined] BRIEFING. [/underlined]
NAVIGATORS :
SPECIALISTS :
CAPTAINS :
Main :

Officer i/c Flying : W/Cdr. Newmarch.
Duty Air Bomber : F/O. Woollam.
Duty Signals Officer : To be detailed.
Duty Flight NCO’s : Sgt. Green. Sgt. Chapman.

Duty F/E. Officer : F/O. Brooks.
Duty Gunnery : To be detailed.

[signature]

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

Citation

E O Collcutt and Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Operations order 18 December 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 18, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7302.

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