Operations order 13 October 1944



Operations order 13 October 1944
Operational programme for night of 13/14 October 1944


Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 13/14 October 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined. Included three standby crews as well as duty personnel.Three crews are flying with a second pilot.



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[Underlined] NO.44 (RHODESIA) SQUADRON 13th, OCTOBER, 1944. [/underlined]
OPERATIONAL PROGRAMME FOR NIGHT OF 13/14th OCTOBER, 1944. Serial No. 189/44. [/underlined]
[Underlined] PB.251.O. (III) [/underlined]
S/L. Bird.
F/O. Brooks.
F/O. Paul.
[handwritten underlined] F/O. Adams. [/handwritten underlined]
F/S. Morris.
F/S. Williams.
F/O. Willis.
+F/O. Sargent.
[Underlined] PB.380.S. (III) [/underlined]
F/O. Boswell.
Sgt. Loynd.
F/S. Meakin.
[handwritten underlined] F/O. Creed. [/handwritten underlined]
F/S. Hunt.
Sgt. Merry.
F/S. Leslie.
[Underlined] LM.645.P. (III) [/underlined]
F/O. Hart.
Sgt. Smith.
F/S. Green.
[handwritten underlined] F/S. Bell. [/handwritten underlined]
Sgt. Codrai.
Sgt. Spiers.
F/S. Lillywhite.
+F/O. Coad.
[Underlined] LM.650.T. (III) [/underlined]
F/O. Dives.
Sgt. Crowston.
Sgt. Armitage.
[handwritten underlined] F/O. Nellyer. [/handwritten underlined]
Sgt. Morley.
Sgt. Potts.
Sgt. Biddle.
[Underlined] PB.417.R. (III) [/underlined]
F/L. Heath.
Sgt. Smith.
Sgt. Bennett.
[handwritten underlined] F/S. Laforest. [/handwritten underlined]
Sgt. Parkinson.
Sgt. Pyper.
Sgt. Coutts.
+Lt. Hirschfeld.
[Underlined] ND.578.Y. (III) [/underlined]
F/O. Hayler.
Sgt. Tink.
F/O. Young.
[handwritten underlined] F/O. Winterburn. [/handwritten underlined]
Sgt. Nash.
Sgt. James.
Sgt. Knight.
[Underlined] PB.360.V. (III) [/underlined]
F/O. Worrall.
Sgt. Bender.
Sgt. Fuller.
[handwritten underlined] Sgt. Clements. [/handwritten underlined]
Sgt. Watt.
Sgt. Judd.
Sgt. Maidment.
[Underlined] PB.534.Q. (III) [/underlined]
F/O. Richardson.
Sgt. Matley.
Sgt. Davison.
[handwritten underlined] F/S. Stevens. [/handwritten underlined]
Sgt. Marshall.
Sgt. Harris.
Sgt. Bowsher.
[Underlined] LM.655.U. (III) [/underlined]
F/O. Wood.
Sgt. Ingham.
Sgt. Edmonds.
[handwritten underlined] F/O. Spence. [/handwritten underlined]
Sgt. Castle.
W/O. Cole. DFM.
Sgt. Pepperdine.
[Underlined] LM.654.L. (III) [/underlined]
F/L. Anning.
F/S. Snedker.
F/S. Cardwell.
[handwritten underlined] F/O. Valentine. [/handwritten underlined]
F/O. Slater.
Sgt. Vance.
Sgt. Retter.
[Underlined] PB.192.F. (III) [/underlined]
F/O. Coventry.
Sgt. Shuttleworth.
Sgt. Ayre.
[handwritten underlined] Sgt. Gibson. [/handwritten underlined]
Sgt. Wood.
Sgt. Perkins.
Sgt. Lewis.
[Underlined] PB.190.J. (III) [/underlined]
F/O. Mangos.
Sgt. Fitzpatrick.
Sgt. Finlayson.
[handwritten underlined] F/S. Sheehan. [/handwritten underlined]
Sgt. Harvey.
Sgt. James.
Sgt. Jones.
[Underlined] LM.648.K. (III) [/underlined]
F/O. Jory.
Sgt. Fox.
Sgt. Crang.
[handwritten underlined] F/O. Pooley. [/handwritten underlined]
Sgt. Butcher.
W/O. Oates.
Sgt. Hunt.
[Underlined] LM.625.H. (III) [/underlined]
F/O. Daggett.
Sgt. Simpson.
F/O. Hindley.
[handwritten underlined] F/O. Sharpe. [/handwritten underlined]
Sgt. Chinneck.
F/S. Simpson.
F/S. Burnhare.
[Underlined] STANDBY. [/underlined]
[Underlined] PB.424.X. (III) [/underlined]
F/O. Vancuylenberg.
Sgt. Thomson.
W/O. Hayes.
[handwritten underlined] F/S. Goodhand. [/handwritten underlined]
Sgt. Ostapovitch.
Sgt. White.
Sgt. Smith.
[Underlined] STANDBY. [/underlined]
[Underlined] ME.299.E. (III) [/underlined]
F/O. Sutherland.
Sgt. Cheeseman.
F/S. Jenson.
[handwritten underlined] F/S. White. [/handwritten underlined]
F/S. Clow.
F/S. Peterson.
Sgt. Merola.
[Underlined] STANDBY. [/underlined]
[Underlined] ND.496.A. (III) [/underlined]
F/O. Good.
Sgt. Holmes.
F/S. Hooke.
[handwritten underlined] F/O. Presnail. [/handwritten underlined]
F/S. Meredith.
Sgt. Chapman.
Sgt. Furlong.
[Underlined] DUTY CREW. [/underlined]
F/O. Jones. i/c.
Sgt. Olson.
F/S. Kelly.
Sgt. Short.
Sgt. Cohen.
Sgt. McBurney.
[Underlined] BRIEFING. [/underlined]
CAPTAINS: [blank]
MAIN: [blank]
+=2nd. Pilot
Officer i/c Night Flying: W/Cdr. Thompson. DSO. DFC. AFC.
Duty Flight Engineer: Sgt. Nicholson.
Duty Electricians: To be detailed.
Duty Photos: Sgt. White.
Duty Sigs: Cpl. Curtin, L.A.C. Moore.
Duty Armr. N.C.O’s: To be detailed.
Duty Flight N.C.O’s: Sgt. Dorrington, Sgt. Chapman.
Duty Clerk: L.A.C. Beard.
Duty Signals Officer: P/O. Parker.
Duty F/E. Officer: F/L. Hayward.
Duty Air Bomber: F/L. Lowry.
Duty Gunnery: F/L. Clarke..
[Signature] E O Collcutt [/signature]
for Wing Commander,
[Underlined] Commanding, No.44 (Rhodesia) Squadron. [/underlined]


E O Collcutt and Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Operations order 13 October 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 24, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7482.

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