Operations order 14 October 1944



Operations order 14 October 1944
Operational programme for night of 14/15 October 1944


Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 14/15 October 1944. Includes two standby crews and duty personnel. Fourth member of each crew is underlined. Briefing time annotated and weight calculation at the bottom left.



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

S/L. Bird.
F/O. Brooks.
F/O. Paul.
[Underlined] F/O. Adams. [/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.
[Underlined] F/O. Creed. [/underlined]
F/S. Hunt.
Sgt. Merry.
F/S. Leslie.

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

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

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

F/O. Dives.
Sgt. Crowston.
Sgt. Armitage.
[Underlined] F/O. Nellyer. [/underlined]
Sgt. Morley.
Sgt. Potts.
Sgt. Biddle.

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

F/L. Heath.
Sgt. Smith.
Sgt. Bennett.
[Underlined] F/S. LaForest. [/underlined]
Sgt. Parkinson.
Sgt. Pyper.
Sgt. Coutts.
+ Lt. Hirschfeld.

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

F/O. Hayler.
Sgt. Tink.
Sgt. Swaffield.
[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] PB.534.Q.(III). [/underlined]

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

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

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

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

F/O. Good.
Sgt. Holmes.
F/S. Hooke.
[Underlined] F/O. Presnail. [/underlined]
F/S. Meredith.
Sgt. Chapman.
Sgt. Furlong.

[Underlined] PB.192.F.(III). [underlined]

F/O. Coventry.
Sgt. Shuttleworth.
Sgt. Ayre.
[Underlined] F/L. Lowry. [/underlined]
Sgt. Wood.
Sgt. Perkins.
Sgt. Lewis.

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

F/O. Haworth.
Sgt. Seiler.
Sgt. Saunders.
[Underlined] Sgt. Walters. [/underlined]
Sgt. Gardner.
Sgt. MacKay.
Sgt. McAllister.

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

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

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

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

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

F/O. Kelly.
Sgt. Howarth.
F/O. Young.
[Underlined] Sgt. James. [/underlined]
W/O. Grubb.
Sgt. Conislaw.
Sgt. Dyson.

[Underlined] STANDBY. [/underlined]

F/O. Vancuylenberg.
Sgt. Thomson.
W/O. Hayes.
[Underlined] Sgt. Goodhand. [/underlined]
Sgt. Ostopovitch.
Sgt. Pursehouse.
Sgt. Smith.

[Underlined] STANDBY. [/underlined]

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

[Underlined] DUTY CREW. [/underlined]

F/O. Jones. i/c.
Sgt. Olson.
F/S. Kelly.
Sgt. Short.
Sgt. Cohen.
Sgt. McBurnay.

[Underlined] BRIEFING: [/underlined]

MAIN: 1615
[Underlined] Meal [/underlined] 1800-1900 Provisionally

+ 2nd. Pilot.

Officer i/c Night Flying: W/Cdr. Thomson. DSO. DFC. AFC.
Duty Flight Engineer: Sgt. Bender.
Duty Electricians: L.A.C’s Bygraves, Whitmarsh.
Duty Photos: Sgt. White.
Duty Sigs.: Cpl. Berry, A.C. Skilleter.
Duty Armr. N.C.O’s: To be detailed.
Duty Flight N.C.O’s.: Sgt. Jordan “A” Flight, “B” Flight – To be detailed.
Duty Clerk: L.A.C.W. Schofield.
Duty Signals Officer.: P/O. Parker.
Duty F/E. Officer.: F/O. Brooks.
Duty Air Bomber: F/O. Roddie.
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 14 October 1944 ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 6, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7484.

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