Operations order 4 October 1944



Operations order 4 October 1944
Operational programme for night 4/5 October 1944 Serial No. 180/44


Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 4/5 October 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined and some ticked. Included briefing times and duty personnel.



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[underlined] NO. 44 (RHODESIA) SQUADRON. [/underlined] [underlined] 4th. OCTOBER, 1944. [/underlined]

[underlined] OPERATIONAL PROGRAMME FOR NIGHT OF 4/5th. OCTOBER, 1944. [/underlined]
[underlined] Serial No.180/44. [/underlined]

[underlined] PB.192/G.F.(III). [/underlined]
F/L. Dobson.
Sgt. McKenzie.
F/O. Turner.
[underlined] P/O. Johnstone. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
F/S. Edge.
F/O. Bradshaw.
P/O. Dry.

[underlined] LM.654.L.(III). [/underlined]
F/L. Anning.
Sgt. Snedker.
F/S. Cardwell.
[underlined] F/O. Valentine. [/underlined]
F/O. Slater.
Sgt. Vance.
Sgt. Retter.

[underlined] PB.235.G.(III). [/underlined]
F/O. Evans.
Sgt. Snoxell.
F/S. Hunter.
[underlined] F/S. Harper. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
Sgt. Fearn.
Sgt. Vause.
Sgt. Cahill.

[underlined] ND.869/G.N.(III). [/underlined]
F/O. Good.
Sgt. Holmes.
F/S. Hooke.
[underlined] F/O. Presnail. [/underlined]
Sgt. Meredith.
Sgt. Chapman.
Sgt. Furlong.

[underlined] LM.625.H.(III). [/underlined]
F/O. Slade.
Sgt. Crammond.
W/O. Henderson.
[underlined] F/O. Shute. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
Sgt. Bishop.
Sgt. Beechey.
F/S. Spankie.

[underlined] RESERVE. [/underlined]
[underlined] PB.417.R.(III). [/underlined]
F/L. Heath.
Sgt. Smith.
Sgt. Bennett.
[underlined] F/S. LaForest. [/underlined]
Sgt. Parkinson.
Sgt. Pyper.
Sgt. Coutts.

SPECIALISTS: [deleted] 134 [/deleted] [inserted] 1415 [/inserted]
NAVIGATORS: [inserted] 1345 [/inserted]
MAIN: [inserted] 1445 [/inserted]

[underlined] Duties. [/underlined]
Officer i/c Flying : S/Ldr. Millington.
Duty Flight Engineer : To be detailed.
Duty Electricians : To be detailed.
Duty Photos : Sgt. White.
Duty Sigs : Sgt. Flether, N. C. Burnside.
Duty Armr. N.C.O’s : To be detailed.
Duty Flight N.C.O’s : Sgt. Green, Sgt. Lumsden.
Duty Ckerk : L.A.C. Mears.
Duty Sigs. Officer : F/Lt. Hughes.
Duty F/Eng. Officer : F/Lt. Hayward.
Duty A/Bomber : F/Lt. Lowry.
Duty Gunnery : F/Lt. Clarke.
Duty Radar : To be Detailed.

[underlined] Flight Lieutenant, for Wing Commander,
Commanding, No. 44 (Rhodesia) Squadron. [/underlined]


E O Collcutt and Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Operations order 4 October 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 15, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7514.

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