Operations order 17 November 1944



Operations order 17 November 1944
Operational programme for night 17/18 November 1944 Serial No. 211/44


Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 17/18 November 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined in blue. Includes standby crew, reserve crew, duty crew and communications crew as well as other duty personnel. Page is struck through with red lines and annotated 'cancelled'.



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[handwritten Red across page] Scrubbed
[Underlined] NO.44 (RHODESIA) SQUADRON. 17th. NOVEMBER, 1944. [/underlined]
OPERATIONAL PROGRAMME FOR NIGHT OF 17/18TH. NOVEMBER. Serial No. 211/44. [/underlined]
[Underlined] ME.299.E. (III) [/underlined]
F/O. Mangos.
Sgt. Fitzpatrick.
Sgt. Finlayson.
[handwritten underlined BLUE] F/S. Sheehan. [/handwritten underlined BLUE]
Sgt. Harvey.
Sgt. James.
Sgt. Jones.
[Underlined] PB.380.S. (III) [/underlined]
F/O. Jory.
Sgt. Fox.
Sgt. Crang.
[handwritten underlined BLUE] F/O. Pooley. [/handwritten underlined BLUE]
Sgt. Butcher.
W/O. Oates.
Sgt. Hunt.
[Underlined] ND.631.B. (III) [/underlined]
F/O. Daggett.
Sgt. Simpson.
F/O. Hindley.
[handwritten underlined BLUE] F/O. Sharpe. [/handwritten underlined BLUE]
Sgt. Chinneck.
F/S. Simpson.
F/S. Barry.
[Underlined] ND.869.M. (III) [/underlined]
F/O. Gardiner.
Sgt. Ludlow.
F/S. MacDonald.
[handwritten underlined BLUE] F/S. Beaton. [/handwritten underlined BLUE]
Sgt. Burroughs.
Sgt. Walsh.
Sgt. Van Niekerk.
[Underlined] PB.360.V. (III) [/underlined]
F/O. Sargent.
Sgt. Bradford.
F/S. Symes.
[handwritten underlined BLUE] F/S. Walters. [/handwritten underlined BLUE]
Sgt. Bell.
Sgt. Boulter.
Sgt. George.
[Underlined] NG.195.C. (I) [/underlined]
F/O. Jetson.
Sgt. Birch.
Sgt. Smith.
[handwritten underlined BLUE] Sgt. Stevens. [/handwritten underlined BLUE]
Sgt. Silson.
Sgt. Cazaly.
Sgt. Besley.
[Underlined] PB.251.O. (III) [/underlined]
F/O. Freeland.
Sgt. Nelson.
F/S. Roper.
[handwritten underlined BLUE] F/S. Gardiner. [/handwritten underlined BLUE]
F/S. Ockerby.
Sgt. Watson.
Sgt. Watts.
[Underlined] LM.625.H. (III) [/underlined]
F/O. Craig.
Sgt. Campion.
F/O. Harding.
[handwritten underlined BLUE] Sgt. Armstrong. [/handwritten underlined BLUE]
Sgt. Woodward.
Sgt. McLeod.
Sgt. Lawrence.
[Underlined] NF.991.D. (I) [/underlined]
F/O. Dann.
Sgt. Day.
F/O. Slaughter.
[handwritten underlined BLUE] F/O. Curtis. [/handwritten underlined BLUE]
Sgt. O’Hagan.
Sgt. Willis.
Sgt. Daines.
[Underlined] ND.496.A. (III) [/underlined]
F/O. Walker.
Sgt. Crooks.
Sgt. Turner.
[handwritten underlined BLUE] Sgt. Hardy. [/handwritten underlined BLUE]
Sgt. Roberts.
Sgt. Spence.
Sgt. Ward.
[Underlined] LM.655.U. (III) [/underlined]
F/O. Wood.
Sgt. Ingham.
Sgt. Edmonds.
[handwritten underlined BLUE] F/O. Spence. [/handwritten underlined BLUE]
Sgt. Castle.
W/O. Cole. DFM.
Sgt. Pepperdine.
[Underlined] PB.417.R. (III) [/underlined]
F/O. Thomson.
Sgt. Thorn.
Sgt. Humber.
[handwritten underlined BLUE] F/S. Smith. [/handwritten underlined BLUE]
Sgt. Wicks.
Sgt. Lee.
Sgt. Padgett.
[Underlined] PB.534.Q. (III) [/underlined]
F/O. Dives.
Sgt. Crowston.
Sgt. Armitage.
[handwritten underlined BLUE] F/O. Nellyer. [/handwritten underlined BLUE]
Sgt. Morley.
Sgt. Potts.
Sgt. Biddle.
[Underlined] PD.373.X. (III) [/underlined]
F/O. Plenderleith.
Sgt. Nicholson.
F/O. Digman.
[handwritten underlined BLUE] F/O. Nicholls. [/handwritten underlined BLUE]
F/S. Rodda.
Sgt. Syms.
Sgt. Learman.
[Underlined] PB.733.T. (III) [/underlined]
F/S. Spencer.
Sgt. Bishop.
F/S. Sinclair.
[handwritten underlined BLUE] Sgt. Mitchell. [/handwritten underlined BLUE]
Sgt. Seabridge.
Sgt. Johncock.
Sgt. Cobley.
[Underlined] STANDBY. [/underlined]
[Underlined] PB.381.F. (III) [/underlined]
F/O. Sutherland.
Sgt. Cheeseman.
F/S. Jensen.
[handwritten underlined BLUE] F/S. White. [/handwritten underlined BLUE]
F/S. Clow.
Sgt. Petersen.
Sgt. Merola.
[Underlined] RESERVE. [/underlined]
F/L. Lewis.
Sgt. Neilans.
F/S. Shearman.
[handwritten underlined BLUE] F/S. King. [/handwritten underlined BLUE]
P/O. Parker
W/O. Welensky. DFM.
W/O. Palmer.
[Underlined] DUTY CREW. [/underlined]
P/O. Knight.
Sgt. Lee.
F/S. Albrecht.
F/S. Roberts.
Sgt. Kirby.
Sgt. Bell.
Sgt. Dyball.
[Underlined] COMMUNICATIONS CREW. [/underlined]
F/O. Coventry.
Sgt. Shuttleworth.
Sgt. Ayre.
F/S. Gibson.
Sgt. Wood.
Sgt. Perkins.
Sgt. Lewis.
CAPTAINS: [blank]
MAIN: [blank]

Officer i/c Flying: S/L. Bird.
Duty Flight Engineer: To be detailed.
Duty Photos: Sgt. White.
Duty Clerk: LAC. Hudson.
Duty Sigs: Cpl. Fletcher. AC. Skilleter.
Duty Flight N.C.O’s: Sgts. Ogilbie, Sgt. Arrowsmith.
Duty Signals Officer: F/Lt. Hughes, P/O. Hunt.
Duty F/E. Officer: F/O. Brooks.
[handwritten underlined RED] Duty Air Bomber: F/O. Adams. [/handwritten underlined RED]
Duty Gunnery: F/O. Willis.
[Signature] E O Collcutt [/signature]
Flight Lieutenant, for Wing Commander,
[Underlined] Commanding, No.44 (Rhodesia) Squadron. [/underlined]
Scrubbed [/handwritten Red across page]


E O Collcutt and Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Operations order 17 November 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 24, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7387.

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