Operations order 16 February 1944



Operations order 16 February 1944
Operational and training detail for 16/17 February 1944 Serial No. 14/44


Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 16/17 February 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined in red. Sergeant Peck is struck through and Craven annotated alongside. Wing Commander Thompson is added as second pilot in aircraft Z, top left. Includes duty personnel and timings. Page is struck through with red line. At the bottom a note '1st and 3rd wave, 10 bundles in bomb bays going over [....]'.



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[underlined] NO. 44(RHODESIA) SQUADRON. [/underlined] [underlined] 16th FEBRUARY, 1944. [/underlined]

SERIAL NO.14/44. [/underlined]

[underlined] OPERATIONAL. [/underlined] The following crews and aircraft are hereby detailed for operational flying on 16/17th February, 1944.

[underlined] ND.515.Z.(III). [/underlined]
F/Lt. Wiggin.
Sgt. Jones.
F/O. Maury.
[underlined] F/S. Summer. [/underlined]
Sgt. Dicken.
F/O. Rimmer.
Sgt. Alexander.
+ W/Cdr. Thompson.

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

[underlined] ME.629.R.(I). [/underlined]
P.O. Manning.
Sgt. Wren.
Sgt. Woodwards.
[underlined] [inserted] F/ [/inserted] Sgt. Roberts. [/underlined]
Sgt. Davison.
Sgt. Hedley.
[inserted] F/ [/inserted] Sgt. Murray.

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

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

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

[underlined] ND.538.T.(III). [/underlined]
F/O. Stephenson.
Sgt. [indecipherable word]
F/Sgt. Airey.
Sgt. Wilson.
Sgt. Robinson.
Lt. Hardway.
F/S. Hall.

[underlined] ND.566.O.(III). [/underlined]
P.O. Butt.
Sgt. Butland.
F/O. Sparrow.
[underlined] Sgt. Whiter. [/underlined]
Sgt. [indecipherable word] 421.
Sgt. Bray.
Sgt. Nicholson.

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

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

[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. Dowing.

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

[underlined] ND.576.M.(III). [/underlined]
F/O. Fynn.
F/S. Bristow.
Sgt. Adder.
[underlined] Sgt. Clark. [/underlined]
Sgt. Johnson.
Sgt. Jack.
Sgt. Sagar.

[underlined] ND.574.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] ND.520.A.(III). [/underlined]
P.O. Charlesworth.
Sgt. Jeffrey.
Sgt. Hill.
[underlined] Sgt. Fedcruck. [/underlined]
Sgt. Myles.
Sgt. Openshaw.
Sgt. Evans.

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

[underlined] LM.434.F.(III). [/underlined]
P.O. Smith.
Sgt. Bennett.
Sgt. Farrow.
[underlined] F/O. Dutten. [/underlined]
Sgt. Hussey.
Sgt. Prowse.
Sgt. Dach.

[underlined] ND.565.C.(III). [/underlined]
P.O. Hayes.
Sgt. Ella.
Sgt. Wellfare.
[underlined] F/O. Dunn. [/underlined]
Sgt. Walker.
Sgt. Radcliffe.
Sgt. Miller.

[whole group crossed through with a diagonal red line]

[underlined] DUTY CREW. [/underlined]

+ 2nd. Pilot.

BRIEFING: NAVIGATORS: 13.15 hrs. SPEC. 13.45 hrs. Main: 14.10 hrs.
1 bus will leave Sgts. Mess at 13.20 & 1 bus will leave Off. Mess at 13.20 hrs.
Officers i/c Night Flying : S/Ldr. Hunter. Duty F/Eng. To be detailed.
Duty Electricians : ACs. Warwick & Ramsden. Duty Photos. : Sgt. White & LAC. Ellison.
Duty Sigs. : Cpl Curtis. Duty Armr.NCO’s : Sgt. Layland & Cpl. Wilson.
Duty Flight NCO’s. : Sgts. Spindley & Wawn. Duty Clerk : LAC.Hudson.

P.O. EVANS & S/LDR. COCKBAIN [indecipherable word]

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

[inserted] 1st & 3rd wave [/inserted]
[inserted] 10 Bundles in bomb bays [indecipherable word] over seen


E O Collcutt and Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Operations order 16 February 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 2, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7363.

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