Operation order 21 January 1944



Operation order 21 January 1944
Operational and training detail for 21/22 January 1944 Serial No 5/44


Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 21/22 January 1944. The fourth member of each crew is underlined in red and ticked. several aircraft have red ticks above them. The standby crew has letter 'Y' alongside. Included timings and duty personnel.



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

[underlined] OPERATIONAL AND TRAINING DETAIL FOR 21/22ND.JANUARY,1944. SERIAL NO.5/44 [/underlined]

[underlined] OPERATIONAL. [/underlined] The following crews and aircraft are hereby detailed for operational flying on 21/22nd January, 1944.

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

[underlined] LM.434.F. (III). [/underlined]
P.O. Wright.
Sgt. Bateman.
F/Sgt. Holden.
[underlined] P.O. Soaper. [/underlined]
Sgt. Laker.
F/S. Snow.
Sgt. Garrett.
+ Sgt. Dean.

[underlined] ED .611.J (III) [/underlined]
P.O. Higgs.
Sgt. Cowan.
P.O. Black.
[underlined] P.O. Would. [/underlined]
P.O. Williams.
F/s. Tiller.
Sgt. Chalmers.

[underlined] EE.185.K. (III). [underlined]
P.O. Bartlett. [inserted] DOREHILL [/inserted]
Sgt. Middleton.
F/S. Airey. [inserted] DEACON [/inserted]
[underlined] Sgt. Hoad. [/inserted]
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. Prowse.
Sgt. Dack.

[underlined] DV.263.M. (III). [/underlined]
F/Lt. Ruddick.
Sgt. Ferguson.
Sgt. Murams.
[underlined] Sgt. Duggan. [/underlined]
Sgt. Balaam.
Sgt. Proctor.
F/S. O’Connell.

[underlined] JA.684.Q.(III). [/underlined]
F/Lt. Wiggin.
Sgt. Jones.
F.O. Maury.
[underlined] F.O. Rogers. [/underlined]
Sgt. Dicken.
F.O. Rimmer.
W.O. Wilkie.
= F/S. Hayes.

[underlined] ME.571.P.(I). [/underlined]
F/O. Mercer
Sgt. Capps.
P.O. Purvis.
[underlined] F/S. Barker.
F/S. Burden.

[underlined] JA.843.O. (III). [/underlined]
[inserted] 8,000 lbs [/inserted]
P.O. Bradburn.
Sgt. Bundle.
Sgt. Norman.
[underlined] Sgt. Gillard [/underlined]
Sgt. Woolley.
F/S. Lloyd.
F/S. Jones.G.A.

[inserted] S [/inserted]
[underlined] W.4933.Y. (I) (MIN). [/underlined]
[inserted] 8,000 lbs. [/inserted]
P.O. Manning.
Sgt. Wren.
Sgt. Woodwards.
[underlined] Sgt. Roberts. [/underlined]
Sgt. Davison.
Sgt. Hedley.
Sgt. Murray.

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

[underlined] [deleted] STANDBY CREW. [/deleted] [/underlined] Y 8,428.
P.O. Oakley
Sgt. Campbell.
Sgt. Cartlidge.
[underlined] F/S. Binns. [/underlined]
Sgt. Naylor.
Sgt. Dearling.
Sgt. Miller.

DUTY CREW: F/O. Willis. Sgt. Cooper. Sgt. Salmon. Sgt. Miles. Sgt. Alexander.

Note: + 2nd. Navigator. & = 2nd. Pilot. FLIGHT PLANNING 1500

BRIEFING: NAVIGATORS: [deleted] 13.30 [/deleted] 1630 hrs. SPEC: [deleted] 13.30 [/deleted] 1700 hrs. MAIN; [deleted] 14.00 [/deleted] 1730 hrs.

Bus will leave the Sgts. Mess at 1300 hrs. & 13.30 hrs.
“ “ “ ‘ Officers Mess at 13.05 & 13.35 hours.

Officer i/c Night Flying : F/Lt. Hunter.
Duty Flight Engineer : Sgt. Evans.
Duty Electricians : ACs. Morgan & Fagan.
Duty Photos. : As detailed by Sgt. White.
Duty Sigs. : Cpl. Wright.
Duty Armr. N.C.O’s. : W/O. Biggar & Cpl. Gibbons.
Duty Flight N.C.O’s. : Sgts. Bryant & Arrowsmith.
Duty Gunnery Officer : W/O. Glavin.
Duty Sigs. Officer : P.O. Roberts.
Duty Air Bomber : F/Lt. Lowry.
Duty Navigator : F/Lt. Waterkeyn.
Duty Clerk : L.A.C. Wyle.

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


E O Collcutt and Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Operation order 21 January 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 21, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7348.

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