Operations order 21 October 1944



Operations order 21 October 1944
Operational programme for night 21/22 October 1944


Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 21/22 October 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined and ticked. Includes two standby crews and duty personnel.


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[Underlined] NO. 44 (RHODESIA) SQUADRON. 21ST. OCTOBER, 1944. [underlined]

[Underlined] OPERATIONAL PROGRAMME FOR NIGHT OF 21/22ND. OCTOBER, 1944. SERIAL NO. 196/44. [/underlined]

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

F/L. Davey.
Sgt. Rawcliffe.
F/O. Biggs.
[Underlined] F/O. Roddie. [/Underlined]
Sgt. Oliphant.
F/S. Arnold.
Sgt. Morley.
+ F/S. Watson.

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

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

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

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

[Underlined] NE.991.D.(I). [/underlined]

F/O. Locke.
Sgt. Whyte.
Sgt. Treadwell.
[Underlined] Sgt. Handley. [/underlined]
F/S. Young.
Sgt. Brook.
Sgt. Cloughlin.

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

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

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

F/O. Gardiner.
Sgt. Ludlow.
F/S. MacDonald.
[Underlined] F/S. Beaton. [/underlined]
Sgt. Burroughs.
Sgt. Walsh.
Sgt. Van Niekerk.

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

P/O. Coad.
Sgt. Bolson.
Sgt. Dunville.
[Underlined] F/O. Qualtrough. [/underlined]
F/S. Brown.
Sgt. Joyner.
Sgt. Powell.

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

F/O. Russell.
Sgt. Leeming.
W/O. Towill.
[Underlined] Sgt. Dennett. [/underlined]
W/O. Abraham.
Sgt. Smith.
Sgt. Campbell.

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

F/O. Kelly.
Sgt. Haworth.
F/S. Kelly.
[Underlined] Sgt. James. [/underlined]
W/O. Grubb.
Sgt. Conislaw.
Sgt. Dyson.

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

F/O. Sargent.
Sgt. Bradford.
Sgt. Symes.
[Underlined] Sgt. Walters. [/underlined]
Sgt. Bell.
Sgt. Boulter.
Sgt. George.

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

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

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

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

[Underlined] PB.534.Q.(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] P/O. Laforest. [/underlined]
Sgt. Parkinson.
Sgt. Pyper.
Sgt. Coutts.

[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.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. Thomson.
Sgt. Thorn.
Sgt. Humber.
[Underlined] Sgt. Smith. [/underlined]
Sgt. Wicks.
Sgt. Lee.
Sgt. Padgett.

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

Lt. Hirchfield.
Sgt. Lorrain.
F/O. York.
[Underlined] F/O. Murphy. [/underlined]
F/S. Jones.
Sgt. Starr.
Sgt. Mitchell.

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

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

[Underlined] STANDBY. PD.373.X.(I). [/underlined]

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

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

S/L. Bird.
F/O. Brooks.
W/O. Paul.
[Underlined] F/O. Adams. [/underlined]
F/S. Morris.
F/S. Williams.
F/O. Willis.

[Underlined] DUTY CREW. [/underlined]

Sgt. Birch.
Sgt. Smith.
Sgt. Stevens.
Sgt. Silson.
Sgt. Cozaly.
Sgt. Bosley.

+ = 2nd. Pilot.

[Underlined] BRIEFING: [/underlined]


Officer i/c Flying: W/Cdr. Thompson. DSO. DFC. AFC.
Duty Flight Engineer: Sgt. Olson. Duty Electricians: To be detailed.
Duty Photos: Sgt. White. Duty Sigs. F/S. Vyce, LAC. Maclay.
Duty Armr. N.C.Os’.: To be detailed. Duty Flight N.C.O’s.: Sgt. Gibbons.
Sgt. Le Blanc Smith. Duty Clerk: L.A.C. Mears. Duty Sigs. Officer: F/Lt. Hughes.
Duty F/E. Officer.: F/O. Brooks. Duty Air Bomber: F/Lt. Lowry.
Duty Gunnery: F/Lt. Clarke. Duty Navigators: Sgt. Smith, F/S. Roper, Sgt. Lord.


Flight Lieutenant, for Wing Commander,

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


E O Collcutt and Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Operations order 21 October 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 24, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7500.

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