Operations order 16 June 1944



Operations order 16 June 1944
Operational and training detail for night 16/17 June 1944 Serial No. 97/44


Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 16/17 June 1944. Members of each crew have aircraft letters annotated against them. Includes duty personnel.



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[Underlined] NO.44(RHODESIA)SQUADRON. 16TH JUNE, 1944. [underlined]

[Underlined] OPERATIONAL AND TRAINING DETAIL FOR NIGHT 16/17TH JUNE, 1944. SERIAL NO.97/44. [/underlined]

[Underlined] NE.138.Z.(III). [/underlined] Z

F/Lt. White.
Sgt. Rickeard.
F/S. Jones.
Sgt. Jenkins. Z
P/O. Marston.
Sgt. Burnett.
Sgt. Watts.

[Underlined] ME.699.T.(I). [/underlined] T

P/O. Young.
Sgt. Robinson.
F/O. Wareham. T
F/S. Wainwright.
Sgt. Jackson.
Sgt. Rennie.
Sgt. Routledge.

[Underlined] ND.552.X.(III). [/underlined] X

F/O. Smith.
Sgt. Barber.
F/O. Calder. X
Sgt. Steele.
Sgt. Bezier.
Sgt. Blackie.
Sgt. Brett.

[Underlined] LL.938.S.(I). [/underlined] D.

P/O. Graaff.
Sgt. Critchley.
F/O. Purvis.DFC.
Sgt. Gibberson. S
F/O. Hodge.
W/O. Groves.
W/O. Holland.

[Underlined] ME.804.O.(I). [/underlined] P.

P/O. Richards.
Sgt. Thompson.
Sgt. Fazackerly.
Sgt. Buckby. P
Sgt. Purseglove.
Sgt. Spinks.
Sgt. Greenfield.

[Underlined] ME.628.V.(I). [/underlined] V

F/S. Oswald.
Sgt. Hurley.
W/O. Shoebottom.
F/S. White. V
W/O. Richardson.
Sgt. Hutchinson.
Sgt. Sargent.

[Underlined] LM.592.Q.(III). [/underlined] Q

F/S. Canty.
Sgt. Clay.
F/S. Cole.
Sgt. Norris. P
P/O. Crook.
Sgt. Scott.
Sgt. Powell.

[Underlined] LM.171.R.(III). [/underlined] [Deleted] PGL. [/deleted] R

F/O. Carnegie.
Sgt. Burnham.
Sgt. Pryer.
Sgt. Holt. C
F/S. Lillywhite.
Sgt. Dare.
Sgt. Fenney.

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

P/O. Wood.
Sgt. Such.
W/O. Sargeant.
F/S. Leonard.
Sgt. Martin.
F/S. Phillips.
Sgt. McKenzie.

[Underlined] LM.170.E.(III). [/underlined] E

F/Lt. Dobson.
Sgt. McKenzie.
Sgt. Knight. E
F/S. Johnstone.
F/S. Edge.
Sgt. Snape,
Sgt. Dry.

[Underlined] ND.973.A.(III). [/underlined] A

P/O. Baxter.
Sgt. Betterton.
W/O. Rutherford.
W/O. Young. A
W/O. Scholes.
Sgt. Taylor.
Sgt. Whitfield.

[Underlined] ME.694.L.(I). [/underlined] H

P/O. Davey.
Sgt. Legge.
F/S. Forman.
Sgt. Jacobs. H
Sgt. Nutty.
W/O. Pass.
Sgt. Carter.

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

P/O. Mitchell.
Sgt. Jobe.
Sgt. Bent. M
Sgt. Williams.
Sgt. Levings.
Sgt. Hague.
Sgt. Froud.

[Underlined] ND.751.J.(III). [/underlined] J

F/S. Slade.
Sgt. Crammond.
F/S. Henderson. J
F/O. Shute.
Sgt. Bishop.
Sgt. Beechley.
Sgt. Spankie.

[Underlined] ND.631.B.(III). [/underlined] B 5

P/O. Stockwell.
Sgt. Kemp.
Sgt. Frost. B
Sgt. Lumsden.
Sgt. Ball.
Sgt. Boland.
Sgt. Stocking.

[Underlined] LM.434.F.(III). [/underlined] F 5

P/O. Scholtz.
Sgt. Wainwright.
F/S. Tobin.
Sgt. Willson. F
Sgt. Preston.
Sgt. Pring.
Sgt. Barnett.

[Underlined] ME.743.G.(I). [/underlined] N

P/O. Oxborrow.
Sgt. Cotter.
Sgt. Hamilton. N
F/S. Murphy.
Sgt. Mitchell.
Sgt. Penten.
Sgt. Halliwell.

[Underlined] DUTY CREW. [/underlined]

F/O. Bradshaw. i/c.
Sgt. Bender.
F/S. Trloar.
F/S. Parker.
F/S. Page.
Sgt. Lewis.


Officer i/c Night Flying: S/Ldr.Hildred. Duty F/Eng.: Sgt. Moore.
Duty Electricians: ACs.Coates & Draper. Duty Photos: Sgt. White.
Duty Sigs.: Cpl.Perry & AC.Evans.
Duty Armr.NCO’s.: F/S.Pilkington & Cpl.Bower.
Duty Flight NCO’s: Sgts Brock & Twells. Duty Clerk: L.A.C. Wyle.
Duty Sigs.Officer: F/O. Roberts.DFC. & Sgt. Ford. Duty F/E.Officer:F/Lt.Burrows.DFC.
Duty Radar Officer: P/O. Atwell. Duty Air Bomber: To be detailed.
Duty Gunnery Officer: To be detailed.


Flight Lieutenant,

for Wing Commander,


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


E O Collcutt and Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Operations order 16 June 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 23, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7472.

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