Operations order 28 October 1944



Operations order 28 October 1944
Operational programme for night 28/29 October 1944 Serial No. 199/44


Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 28/29 October 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined in blue and ticked. Includes two standby crews, briefing times and duty personnel. On the reverse a blank airman's clearance certificate.



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[Underlined] NO. 44 (RHODESIA) SQUADRON. 28TH. OCTOBER, 1944. [underlined]

[Underlined] OPERATIONAL PROGRAMME FOR NIGHT OF 28/29TH. OCTOBER, 1944. SERIAL NO. 199/44. [/underlined]

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

F/L. Davey.
Sgt. Rawcliffe.
F/O. Biggs.
[Underlined] F/O. Roddie. [/underlined]
Sgt. Oliphant.
F/S. Arnold.
Sgt. Bull.

[Underlined] NG.195.C.(I). [/underlined]

F/O. Richardson.
Sgt. Matley.
F/S. Davison.
[Underlined] F/S. Stevens. [/underlined]
Sgt. Marshall.
Sgt. Harris.
Sgt. Bowsher.
+ P/O. Jetson.

[Underlined] ME.299.E.(III). [/underlined]

F/O. Mangos.
Sgt. Fitzpatrick.
Sgt. Finlayson.
[Underlined] F/S. Sheehan. [/underlined]
Sgt. Harvey.
Sgt. James.
Sgt. Jones.

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

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

[Underlined] ND.631.D.(III). [/underlined]

F/O. Daggett.
Sgt. Simpson.
F/O. Hindley.
[Underlined] F/O. Sharpe. [/underlined]
Sgt. Chinneck.
F/S. Simpson.
F/S. Barry.

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

F/O. Coad.
Sgt. Betson.
Sgt. Dunville.
[Underlined] F/O. Qualtrough. [/underlined]
F/S. Browne.
Sgt. Joyner.
Sgt. Powell.

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

F/L. Freestone.
Sgt. Post.
F/S. Gage.
[Underlined] F/O. Woollam. [/underlined]
SGt. Taylor.
Sgt. Bullivant.
Sgt. Henders.
+ F/O. Fugger.

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

F/O. Lewis.
Sgt. Neilans.
F/S. Shearman.
[Underlined] F/S. King. [/underlined]
F/S. Mills.
W/O. Welensky. DFM.
W/O. Palmer.

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

F/O. Hart.
Sgt. Smith.
F/S. Green.
[Underlined] F/S. Bell. [/underlined]
Sgt. Launder.
Sgt. Spiers.
F/S. Lillywhite.

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

F/O. Hayler.
Sgt. Tink.
Sgt. Hearn.
[Underlined] F/O. Winterburn. [/underlined]
Sgt. Nash.
Sgt. James.
Sgt. Knight.

[Underlined] PB.360.V.(III). [/underlined]

F/O. Worrall.
Sgt. Wilson.
Sgt. Fuller.
[Underlined] Sgt. Clements. [/underlined]
Sgt. Watt.
Sgt. Judd.
Sgt. Maidment.

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

F/O. Coventry.
Sgt. Shuttleworth.
Sgt. Ayre.
[Underlined] F/S. Gibson. [/underlined]
Sgt. Wood.
Sgt. Perkins.
Sgt. Lewis.

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

F/O. Barlow.
Sgt. Thornalley.
Sgt. Simmonds.
[Underlined] F/S. Fox. [/underlined]
Sgt. Clements.
Sgt. White.
Sgt. Wilkes.

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

F/O. Wood.
Sgt. Ingham.
Sgt. Edmonds.
[Underlined] F/O. Spence. [/underlined]
Sgt. Castle.
W/O. Cole. DFM.
Sgt. Pepperdine.

[Underlined] ND.869.M.(III). [/underlined]

F/O. Thompson.
Sgt. Thorn.
Sgt. Humber.
[Underlined] Sgt. Smith. [/underlined]
Sgt. Wicks.
Sgt. Lee.
Sgt. Badgett.

[Underlined] PD.373.X.(III). [/underlined]

F/O. Plenderleith.
Sgt. Bender.
F/O. Digman.
[Underlined] F/O. Nicholls. [/underlined]
F/S. Rodda.
Sgt. Syms.
Sgt. Dearman.

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

[Cross through this crew list]

F/O. Haworth.
Sgt. Seiler.
Sgt. Saunders.
[Underlined] F/S. Walters. [/underlined]
F/S. Gardner.
Sgt. Mackay.
Sgt. McAllister.
[Missing rank] Sutterton.

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

F/L. Heath.
Sgt. Smith.
Sgt. Barnett.
[Underlined] P/O. Laforest. [/underlined]
Sgt. Parkinson.
Sgt. Pyper.
Sgt. Coutts.

[Underlined] STANDBY. [/underlined]
[Underlined] NF.991.D.(I). [/underlined]

F/O. Freeland.
Sgt. Nelson.
F/S. Roper.
[Underlined] F/S. Gardiner. [/underlined]
F/S. Ockerby.
Sgt. Watson.
Sgt. Watts.

[Underlined] DUTY CREW. [/underlined]

F/O. Winters.
Sgt. Birch.
Sgt. Smith.
[Underlined] Sgt. Stevens. [/underlined]
Sgt. Silson.
Sgt. Cazaly.
Sgt. Bosley.

+ = 2nd. Pilot.

Flight Planning – 1630.

[Underlined] BRIEFING. [/underlined]
MAIN: 1730
Meal 1745-1845.


F/O. Sutherland.
Sgt. Cheeseman.
F/S. Jenson.
[Underlined] F/S. White. [/underlined]
F/S. Clow.
Sgt. Peterson.
Sgt. Merola.

Officer i/c Flying: S/Ldr. Newmarch. Duty Flight Engineer: Sgt. Nicholson.
Duty Electricians: To be detailed. Duty Photos: LAC. Ellison.
Duty Sigs.: LAC’s Fletcher, Skilleter. Duty Armr. NCO’s: To be detailed.
Duty Flight NCO’s: Sgts. Brock, Chapman. Duty Clerk: LACW. Schofield.
Duty Signals Officer: F/L. Hughes. Duty F/E. Officer: F/L. Hayward.
Duty Air Bomber: F/L. Lowry. Duty Gunnery: F/L. Clarke.


Flight Lieutenant, for Wing Commander,

[Underlined] Commanding, No. 44 (Rhodesia) Squadron. [/underlined]


E O Collcutt and Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Operations order 28 October 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 11, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7464.

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