Operations order 10 October 1944



Operations order 10 October 1944
Operational programme for 11 October 1944 Serial No. 187/44


Has part 1 with seven crews and aircraft listed and part 2 with five crews, a reserve crew and aircraft listed. There is a replacement in second crew from left top line and the second crew from left in last row is crossed out. Includes duty personnel and instructions if no operations.



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[Underlined] NO.44 (RHODESIA) SQUADRON. 10TH. OCTOBER, 1944. [underlined]

[Underlined] OPERATIONAL PROGRAMME FOR 11TH. OCTOBER, 1944. SERIAL NO. 187/44. [/underlined]

[Diagonal lines through this page]

[Underlined] LM.645.P.(III) [/underlined]

F/O. Worrall.
Sgt. Bender.
Sgt. Fuller.
Sgt. Clements.
Sgt. Watt.
Sgt. Judd.
Sgt. Maidment.

[Underlined] LM.655.U.(III) [/underlined]

F/O. Vancuylenburg.
Sgt. Thomson.
W/O. Hayes.
Sgt. Goodhand.
Sgt. Ostopovitch.
[Deleted] Sgt. [indecipherable] [/deleted] F/O. Bradshaw
F/S. Smith.

[Underlined] ND.496.A.(III) [/underlined]

F/L. Anning.
Sgt. Snedker.
F/S. Cardwell.
F/O. Valentine.
F/O. Slater.
Sgt. Vance.
Sgt. Retter.

[Underlined] PB.534.Q A.(III) [/underlined]

F/O. Richardson.
Sgt. Matley.
Sgt. Dawson.
Sgt. Stevens.
Sgt. Marshall.
Sgt. Harris.
Sgt. Bowsher.

[Underlined] LM.650.T.(III) [/underlined]

F/O. Lewis.
Sgt. Neilans.
F/S. Shearman.
Sgt. King.
F/S. King.
F/S. Mills.
W/O. Welensky.
W/O. Palmer.

[Underlined] PB.380.S.(III) [/underlined]

F/O. Coad.
Sgt. Boyson.
Sgt. Dunville.
F/O. Qualtrough.
F/S. Browne.
Sgt. Joyner.
Sgt. Powell.

[Underlined] PB.190/G.J.(III) [/underlined]

F/O. Gardner.
Sgt. Ludlow.
F/S. McDonald.
Sgt. Beeston.
Sgt. Burroughs.
Sgt. Walsh.
Sgt. Van Nickerk.

[Underlined] PB.417.R.(III) [/underlined]

F/O. Locke.
Sgt. Whyte.
Sgt. Swaffield.
F/S. Blencowe.
F/S. Young.
Sgt. Brook.
Sgt. Cloughlin.

[Underlined] LM.625.H.(III) [/underlined]

F/O. Jory.
Sgt. Fox.
Sgt. Crang.
F/O. Pooley.
Sgt. Butcher.
W/O. Oates.
Sgt. Hunt.

[Underlined] PART II. [/underlined]

[Underlined] PB.192/G. [deleted] F [/deleted] E.(III) [/underlined]

F/O. Sutherland.
Sgt. Cheeseman.
F/O. Young.
F/S. White.
F/S. Clow.
F/S. Petersen.
Sgt. Merola.

[Underlined] PB.251/G.O.(III) [/underlined]

S/L. Bird.
F/O. Brooks.
F/O. Paul.
F/O. Adams.
F/S. Morris.
F/S. Williams.
F/O. Willis.

[Underlined] ND.578.Y.(III). [/underlined]

F/O. Boswell.
Sgt. Loynd.
Sgt. Meakin.
F/O. Creed.
F/S. Hunt.
Sgt. Merry.
F/S. Leslie.

[Underlined] LM.654.L.(III). [/underlined]

F/O. Sargeant.
Sgt. Bradfield.
F/S. Symes.
F/S. Walters.
Sgt. Bell.
Sgt. Boulter.
Sgt. George.

[Underlined] LM.648.K.(III). [/underlined]

Lt. Hirschfeld.
Sgt. Lorrain.
F/O. York.
F/O. Murphy.
F/S. Jones.
Sgt. Steer.
Sgt. Mitchell.

[Underlined] RESERVE. [/underlined]

[Cross through this crew list]

F/O. Mangos.
Sgt. Fitzpatrick.
Sgt. Finlayson.
F/S. Sheehan.
Sgt. Harvey.
Sgt. James.
Sgt. Jones

[Underlined] DUTY CREW. [/underlined]

F/O. Kelly.
Sgt. Howarth.

Sgt. James.
W/O. Grubb.
Sgt. Conislow.
Sgt. Dyson.

[Underlined] BRIEFING: [/underlined]

Officer i/c Flying – W/Cdr.Thompson.DSO.DFC.AFG. [sic], Duty F/Eng – To be detailed;
Duty Electricians – Cpl.Russell & AC.Wardle; Duty Photos – Sgt. White; Duty
Arm.NCOs - To be detailed; Duty Flight NCOs. – To be detailed.
Duty Clerk: LAC.Hudson; Duty Sigs.Officer – P/O. Parker; Duty F/E.Officer –
F/L.Hayward; Duty A/B.Officer - F/L.Lowry; Duty Gunnery - F/Lt. Clarke.

If there are no operations, ‘A’ Flight Aircrew personnel will parade on No 4 Site and ‘B’ Flight Aircrew personnel on No.5 Site at 09.00 hours.
Hut Cleaning 09.00 – 09.15 hours. Report to Sections at 09.30 hours.
Officers i/c. Parades: ‘A’ Flight – F/Lt.Anning; ‘B’ Flight – F/L. Freestone.


Flight Lieutenant,

for Wing Commander,


[Underlined] NO. 44 (RHODESIA) SQUADRON. [/underlined]


E O Collcutt and Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Operations order 10 October 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 20, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7416.

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