Operations order 21 November 1944 - Gravenhorst



Operations order 21 November 1944 - Gravenhorst
Operational programme for night 21/22 November 1944 Serial No. 215/44


Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 21/22 November 1944. Fourth member of each crew underlined in blue.Includes reserve and duty crews as well as other duty personnel.



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[handwritten BLUE] GRAVENHORST [/handwritten BLUE]
[Underlined] NO.44 (RHODESIA) SQUADRON. 21st, NOVEMBER, 1944. [/underlined]

[Underlined] PB.381.F. (III). [/underlined]
F/L. Sutherland.
Sgt. Burton.
F/S. Jensen.
[underlined blue] F/S. White. [/underlined blue]
F/S. Clow.
Sgt. Petersen.
Sgt. Merola.
+F/S. Peterswald.

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

[Underlined] ND.869.M. (III). [/underlined]
F/O. Gardiner.
Sgt. Ludlow.
F/S. MacDonald.
[underlined blue] F/S. Beaton. [/underlined blue]
Sgt. Burroughs.
Sgt. Walsh.
Sgt. Van Niekerk.

[Underlined] ND.631.B. (III). [/underlined]
F/O. Sargent.
Sgt. Bradford.
F/S. Symes.
[underlined blue] F/S. Walters. [/underlined blue]
Sgt. Bell.
Sgt. Boulter.
Sgt. George.

[Underlined] NG.195.C. (I). [/underlined]
F/O. Jetson.
Sgt. McShane.
Sgt. Smith.
[underlined blue] Sgt. Stevens. [/underlined blue] [cross]
Sgt. Silson.
Sgt. Cazaly.
Sgt. Bosley.

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

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

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

[Underlined] PD.372.Z. (I). [/underlined]
F/O. Boyle.
Sgt. Thornton.
Sgt. Pickup.
[underlined blue] Sgt. Turner. [/underlined blue] [cross]
Sgt. Doggart.
Sgt. Moore.
Sgt. Hance.

[Underlined] DB.751.G. (I). [/underlined]
F/O. Dann.
Sgt. Day.
F/O. Slaughter.
[underlined blue] F/O. Curtis. [/underlined blue]
Sgt. O’Hagan.
Sgt. Willis.
Sgt. Daines.

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

[Underlined] PB.733.T. (III). [/underlined]
F/L. Lewis.
Sgt. Neilans.
F/S. Shearman.
[underlined blue] F/S. King. [/underlined blue]
P/O. Parker.
W/O. Welensky. DFM.
W/O. Palmer.
+F/O. Irving.

[Underlined] ND.578.Y. (III). [/underlined]
Cpt. Hirschfeld.
Sgt. Lorrain.
F/O. Yorke.
[underlined blue] F/O. Murphy. [/underlined blue]
F/S. Jones.
Sgt. Storr.
Sgt. Mitchell.

[Underlined] PB.360.V. (III). [/underlined]
F/O. Hart.
Sgt. Smith.
F/S. Green.
[underlined blue] F/S. Bell. [/underlined blue]
Sgt. Codrai.
Sgt. Spiers.
Sgt. Merry.

[Underlined] LM.655.U. (III). [/underlined]
F/O. Wood.
Sgt. Ingham.
Sgt. Edmonds.
[underlined blue] F/O. Spence. [/underlined blue]
Sgt. Castle.
W/O. Cole. DFM.
Sgt. Pepperdine.

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

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

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

[Underlined] PD.373.X. (III). [/underlined]
F/O. Kennedy.
Sgt. Olson.
F/S. Kelly.
[underlined blue] F/O. Jones. [/underlined blue]
Sgt. Short.
Sgt. McBurney.
Sgt. Bull.

[Underlined] PB.251.O. (III). [/underlined]
F/S. Spencer.
Sgt. Bishop.
F/S. Sinclair.
[underlined blue] Sgt. Mitchell. [/underlined blue]
Sgt. Seabridge.
Sgt. Johncock.
Sgt. Cobley.

[Underlined] RESERVE. [/underlined]
F/O. Jory.
Sgt. Fox.
Sgt. Crang.
[underlined blue] F/O. Pooley. [/underlined blue]
Sgt. Butcher.
W/O. Oates.
Sgt. Hunt.

[Underlined] DUTY CREW. [/underlined]
F/O. Cooper.
Sgt. Bilsand.
F/S. Brandli.
Sgt. Simpson.
Sgt. Greenwald.

[Underlined] COMMUNICATIONS CREW. [/underlined]
F/O. Temple.
Sgt. Askill.
F/S. Tullock.
Sgt. Horne.
Sgt. Howells.

+=2nd. Pilot.

[underlined] BRIEFING. [/underlined]
MAIN: [Blank]

Officer i/c Flying: S/Ldr. Bird.
Duty Photos: Sgt. White.
Duty Sigs: Cpl. Curtin, AC. Brewer.
Duty Gunnery: F/O. Willis, P/O. Knight.
Duty F/E Officer: F/L. Hayward..
Duty F/Engineer: Sgt. Appleby.
Duty Clerk: LACW. Schofield.
Duty Flight NCO.s: Sgt. Le Blanc Smith, Sgt. Ogleby.
Duty A/Bomber: F/Lt. Lowry, F/S. Handley.
Suty Sigs. Officer: F/L. Hughes, P/O. Hunt.

[Signature] E O Collcutt [/signature]
Flight Lieutenant, for Wing CommanderWing Commander,
[Underlined] Commanding, No.44 (Rhodesia) Squadron. [/underlined]


E O Collcutt and Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Operations order 21 November 1944 - Gravenhorst,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 24, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7385.

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