Operations order 18 October 1944



Operations order 18 October 1944
Operational programme for night 18/19 October 1944 Serial No. 193/44


Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 18/19 October 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined. Included three standby crews, duty personnel and briefing times.



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[Underlined] NO.44 (RHODESIA) SQUADRON 18th, OCTOBER, 1944. [/underlined]
OPERATIONAL PROGRAMME FOR NIGHT OF 18/19th OCTOBER, 1944. Serial No. 193/44. [/underlined]
[Underlined] PB.190.J. (III) [/underlined]
F/L. Davey.
F/O. Biggs.
F/L. Edwards.
[handwritten underlined BLUE] F/O. Roddie. [/handwritten underlined BLUE]
Sgt. Oliphant.
F/S. Arnold.
Sgt. Morley.
[Underlined] LM.648.K. (III) [/underlined]
F/O. Good.
Sgt. Holmes.
F/S. Hooke.
[handwritten underlined BLUE] F/O. Presnail. [/handwritten underlined BLUE]
F/S. Meredith.
Sgt. Chapman.
Sgt. Furlong.
[Underlined] PB.192.F. (III) [/underlined]
F/O. Sutherland.
Sgt. Cheeseman.
F/S. Jenson.
[handwritten underlined BLUE] F/S. White. [/handwritten underlined BLUE]
F/S. Clow.
Sgt. Peterson.
Sgt. Merola.
+F/O. Freeland.
[Underlined] ND.496.A. (III) [/underlined]
F/O. Gardiner.
Sgt. Ludlow.
F/S. MacDonald.
[handwritten underlined BLUE] F/S. Beaton. [/handwritten underlined BLUE]
Sgt. Burroughs.
Sgt. Walsh.
Sgt. Van Niekerk.
[Underlined] ME.299.E. (III) [/underlined]
F/O. Coad.
Sgt. Bolson.
Sgt. Dunville.
[handwritten underlined BLUE] F/O. Qualtrough. [/handwritten underlined BLUE]
F/S. Browne.
Sgt. Joyner.
Sgt. Powell.
[Underlined] LM.625.H. (III) [/underlined]
F/O. Kelly.
Sgt. Howarth.
F/S. Kelly.
[handwritten underlined BLUE] Sgt. James. [/handwritten underlined BLUE]
W/O. Grubb.
Sgt. Conislaw.
Sgt. Dyson.
[Underlined] LM.654.L. (III) [/underlined]
F/O. Sargent.
Sgt. Bradford.
Sgt. Symes.
[handwritten underlined BLUE] Sgt. Walters. [/handwritten underlined BLUE]
Sgt. Bell.
Sgt. Boulter.
Sgt. George.
[Underlined] NF.991.D. (I) [/underlined]
F/O. Vancuylenberg.
Sgt. Thomson.
W/O. Hayes.
[handwritten underlined BLUE] F/S. Goodhand. [/handwritten underlined BLUE]
Sgt. Ostapovitch.
Sgt. Pursehouse.
Sgt. Smith.
[Underlined] LM.650.T. (III) [/underlined]
F/O. Lewis.
Sgt. Neilans.
F/S. Shearman.
[handwritten underlined BLUE] F/S. King. [/handwritten underlined BLUE]
F/S. Mills.
Sgt. McCarthy.
Sgt. Nicholls.
+F/O. Allwood.
[Underlined] LM.645.P. (III) [/underlined]
F/O. Hart.
Sgt. Smith.
F/S. Green.
[handwritten underlined BLUE] F/S. Bell. [/handwritten underlined BLUE]
Sgt. Codrai.
Sgt. Spiers.
F/S. Lillywhite.
[Underlined] PB.534.Q. (III) [/underlined]
F/O. Dives.
Sgt. Crowston.
Sgt. Armitage.
[handwritten underlined BLUE] F/O. Nellyer. [/handwritten underlined BLUE]
Sgt. Morley.
Sgt. Potts.
Sgt. Biddle.
[Underlined] PB.417.R. (III) [/underlined]
F/L. Heath.
Sgt. Smith.
Sgt. Bennett.
[handwritten underlined BLUE] F/S. Handley. [/handwritten underlined BLUE]
Sgt. Parkinson.
F/S. Williams.
Sgt. Coutts.
[Underlined] PB.360.V. (III) [/underlined]
F/O. Worrall.
Sgt. Wilson.
Sgt. Fuller.
[handwritten underlined BLUE] Sgt. Clements. [/handwritten underlined BLUE]
Sgt. Watt.
Sgt. Judd.
Sgt. Maidment.
[Underlined] PB.380.S. (III) [/underlined]
F/O. Barlow.
Sgt. Thornalley.
Sgt. Simmonds.
[handwritten underlined BLUE] F/S. Fox. [/handwritten underlined BLUE]
Sgt. Clements.
Sgt. White.
Sgt. Wilkes.
[Underlined] LM.655.U. (III) [/underlined]
F/O. Thomson.
Sgt. Thorn.
Sgt. Humber.
[handwritten underlined BLUE] Sgt. Smith. [/handwritten underlined BLUE]
Sgt. Wicks.
Sgt. Lee.
Sgt. Padgett.
[Underlined] PB.251.O. (III) [/underlined]
Lt. Hirschfeld.
Sgt. Lorrain.
F/O. York.
[handwritten underlined BLUE] F/O. Murphy. [/handwritten underlined BLUE]
F/S. Jones.
Sgt. Storr.
Sgt. Mitchell.
[Underlined] ND.578.Y. (III) [/underlined]
F/O. Plenderleith.
Sgt. Burton.
F/O. Digman.
[handwritten underlined BLUE] F/O. Nicholls. [/handwritten underlined BLUE]
F/S. Rodda.
Sgt. Syms.
Sgt. Dearman.
[Underlined] STANDBY. [/underlined]
[Underlined] NG.195.C. (III) [/underlined]
F/O. Richardson.
Sgt. Matley.
F/S. Davison.
[handwritten underlined BLUE] F/S. Stevens. [/handwritten underlined BLUE]
Sgt. Marshall.
Sgt. Harris.
Sgt. Bowsher.
[Underlined] STANDBY. [/underlined]
[Underlined] ND.631.B. (III) [/underlined]
F/O. Daggett.
Sgt. Simpson.
F/O. Hindley.
[handwritten underlined BLUE] F/O. Sharpe. [/handwritten underlined BLUE]
Sgt. Chinneck.
F/S. Simpson.
F/S. Barry.
[Underlined] STANDBY. [/underlined]
[Underlined] PD.372. (III).Z. (sic) [/underlined]
F/O. Haworth.
Sgt. Seiler.
Sgt. Saunders.
[handwritten underlined BLUE] F/S. Walters. [/handwritten underlined BLUE]
F/S. Gardner.
Sgt. MacKay.
Sgt. McAllister.
[Underlined] DUTY CREW. [/underlined]
F/O. Locke.
Sgt. White.
F/S. Young.
Sgt. Brook.
Sgt. Oloughlin.
Sgt. Treadwell.
Sgt. Blencowe.
[Underlined] BRIEFING. [/underlined]
[handwritten BLUE] Flight Planning 12.45. [/handwritten BLUE]
NAVIGATORS: 13.30 hrs.
CAPTAINS: 14.00 hrs.
MAIN: 14.30 hrs.
+=2nd. Pilot
Officer i/c Night Flying: W/Cdr. Thompson. DSO. DFC. AFC.
Duty Flight Engineer: Sgt. Bender.
Duty Electricians: L.A.C.’s Warwick, Whitmarsh.
Duty Photos: Sgt. White.
Duty Sigs: Cpl. Perry, LAC. Baker.
Duty Armr. NCO’s: To be detailed.
Duty Flight N.C.O’s: Sgt. Ogalvie, Sgt. Chapman.
Duty Clerk: LAC. Mears.
Duty Signals Officer: F/Lt. Hughes.
Duty F/E. Officer: F/O. Brooks.
Duty Air Bomber: F/Lt. Lowry.
Duty Gunnery: F/Lt. Clarke..
[Signature] E O Collcutt [/signature]
Flight Lieutenant, for Wing Commander,
[Underlined] Commanding, No.44 (Rhodesia) Squadron. [/underlined]


E O Collcutt and Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Operations order 18 October 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 7, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7491.

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