Operations order 25 January 1944



Operations order 25 January 1944
Operational and training detail for 25/26 January 1944 Serial No 8/44


Lists crews and aircraft for operation on night 25/26 January 1944. Fourth member of each crew underlined in red. Includes two standby crews and duty personnel. First standby crew has aircraft letter 'C' alongside, Third row fourth crew member has 'Line overlap' annotated alongside it.




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[underlined] NO. 44(RHODESIA)SQUADRON. [/underlined] [underlined] 25TH JANUARY,1944. [/underlined]

[underlined] OPERATIONAL AND TRAINING DETAIL FOR 25/26TH JANUARY, 1944. SERIAL NO, 8/44. [/underlined]

[underlined] OPERATIONAL [/underlined] : The following crews and aircraft are hereby detailed for operational flying duties on 25/26th January, 1944.

[underlined] ND.517.U. (III). [/underlined]
F/Lt. Wiggin.
Sgt. Jones.
F/O. Maury.
[underlined] F/O. Roger. [/underlined]
Sgt. Dicken.
F/Sgt. Lloyd.
F/O. Rimmer.

[underlined] JA.843.O. (III). [/underlined]
F.O. Mercer. [inserted] D.F.C. [/inserted]
Sgt. Capps.
P.O. Purvis. [inserted] D.F.C. [/inserted]
[underlined] F/S. Barker. [/underlined]
P.O. Baker
F/Sgt. Pratt.
W/O. Wilkie.

[underlined] W.4933.Y. (I)(MIN). [/underlined]
P.O. Oakley
Sgt. Campbell.
Sgt. Cartlidge.
[underlined] F/S. [deleted] Binns. [/deleted] [inserted] HATTON [/inserted] [/underlined]
Sgt. Naylor.
Sgt. Dearling.
F/S. Pratt.

[underlined] ME.571.P. (I). [/underlined]
P.O. Manning.
Sgt. Wren.
Sgt. Woodwards.
[underlined] Sgt. Roberts. [/underlined]
Sgt. Davison.
Sgt. Hedley.
Sgt. Murray.

[underlined] ME.573.S. (I). [/underlined
P.O. Gee.
Sgt. Turner.
Sgt. Osborne.
[underlined] Sgt. Maxwell. [/underlined]
Sgt. Utting.
Sgt. Inglis.
Sgt. Moore.

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

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

[underlined] LM.434.F. (III) [/underlined]
P.O. Wright. [inserted] D.F.C. [/underlined]
Sgt. Bateman.
F/O. Garland.
[underlined] P.O. Soaper. [/underlined]
Sgt. Laker.
F/S. Snow.
Sgt. Miller.

[underlined] ED.611.J. (III). [/underlined]
P.O. Bartlett.
Sgt. Middleton.
F/S Sturgess.
[underlined] Sgt. Hoad. [/underlined]
Sgt. Scott.
Sgt. Swingler.
Sgt. Cowley.

[underlined] DV.166.B. (III). [/underlined]
P.O. Smith.
Sgt. Bennett.
Sgt. Farrow.
[underlined] F/O. Dutton. [/underlined]
Sgt. Hussey.
Sgt. Myers.
Sgt. Dack.

[underlined] NO. 1 STANDBY. [/underlined] C
F/LT. Dorehill. DFC.
Sgt. Turrell.
F/S. Wright.
[underlined] Sgt. Deacon. [/underlined]
Sgt. Gurr.
Sgt. Mullett. DFM.
Sgt. Woollard.

[underlined] No.2 STANDBY. [/underlined]
F/S. Barton.
Sgt. Thompson.
F/O. Sparrow.
[underlined] Sgt. Barnes. [/underlined]
Sgt. Willett.
Sgt. Joy.
Sgt. Hummell.

DUTY CREWS : F/S. Stephenson & crew.
Sgt. Butt & crew.

To be notified later.
Bus will leave Sgts. Mess at
Bus will leave Officers Mess at

Officer i/c Night Flying : S/Ldr. Cockbain.
Duty Flight Engineer : Sgt. Waugh.
Duty Electricians : ACs . Brown & Ramsden.
Duty Photos : As detailed by Sgt. White.
Duty Sigs. : LAC. Moore.
Duty Armr. N.C.O’s : Sgt. Leyland & Cpl. Gibbons.
Duty Flight N.C.O’s : Sgt. Gibbons & Arrowsmith.
Duty Clerk : Cpl. Pike.
Duty Signals Officer : P.O. Roberts.

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


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