Operations order 23 September 1944 with bomb loads



Operations order 23 September 1944 with bomb loads
Operational flying programme for night 23/24 September 1944 Serial No. 176/44


Lists crew and aircraft for operations on night 23/24 September 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined. Includes duty personnel. On the reverse a list of aircraft and bomb loads.



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[Underlined] NO. 44 (RHODESIA) SQUADRON. 23RD. SEPTEMBER, 1944. [underlined]

[Underlined] OPERATIONAL FLYING PROGRAMME FOR NIGHT OF 23/24TH. SEPTEMBER, 1944. SERIAL NO. 176/44. [/underlined]

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

F/L. Dobson.
Sgt. McKenzie.
F/S. Knight.
[Underlined] F/S. Johnstone. [/underlined]
F/S. Edge.
F/S. Snape.
F/S. 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]
Sgt. Fearn.
Sgt. Vause.
Sgt. Cahill.

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

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

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

F/O. Wilson.
Sgt. Brian.
Sgt. Dawe.
[Underlined] Sgt. Culley. [/underlined]
Sgt. Jenkins.
Sgt. Knight.
Sgt. Landsdown.

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

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

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

F/O. Poole.
Sgt. Wild.
F/S. Stephenson.
[Underlined] F/S. Matthews. [/underlined]
Sgt. Clulow.
F/S. Easterling.
F/S. McDougal.

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

F/O. Croker.
Sgt. Mitchell.
Sgt. Jordan.
[Underlined] Sgt. Marwood. [/underlined]
F/S. Henshaw.
Sgt. Wilcox.
Sgt. Williams.

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

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

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

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

[Underlined] PB.424.X.(III). [/underlined]

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

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

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

[Underlined] PB.380.S.(III). [underlined]

F/O. Boswell.
Sgt. Nicholson.
Sgt. Meakin.
[Underlined] F/O. Creed. [/underlined]
F/S. Ford.
Sgt. Merry.
F/S. Leslie.
+ F/O. Plenderleith.

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

F/O. Hayler.
Sgt. Tink.
F/O. Biggs.
[Underlined] F/O. Winterburn. [/underlined]
Sgt. Nash.
Sgt. James.
Sgt. Knight.

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

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

[Underlined] PB.534.Q.(III). [/underlined]

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

[Underlined] PB.360.V.(III). [/underlined]

F/O. Worrall.
Sgt. Wilston.
Sgt. Fuller.
[Underlined] Sgt. Clements. [/underlined]
Sgt. Watt.
Sgt. Judd.
Sgt. Maidment.

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

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

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

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

[Underlined] DUTY CREW. [/underlined]

F/O. Turner.
Sgt. Williams.
Sgt. Bullivant.
[Underlined] F/S. Gossart. [/underlined]
Sgt. Henders.

+ 2nd. Pilot.

[Underlined] To Attend Briefing. [/underlined]

F/O. Sutherland.
Sgt. Gunnee.
F/S. Jensen.
F/S. White.
F/S. Clow.
F/S. Peterson.


Officer i/c Night Flying – W/Cdr. Thompson. DSO. Duty F/Engineer – To be detailed.
Duty Electricians – L.A.C’s. Roberts, Whitmarsh. Duty Photos – Sgt. White.
Duty Sigs. – L.A.C. Wardle, A.C. Brewer. Duty Armourer N.C.Os’ – Sgt. Layland
& Cpl. Eberdes. Duty Flight N.C.O’s. – Sgt. Gibbons, Le Blanc Smith.
Duty Clerk – L.A.C. Mears. Duty Sigs Officer – F/Lt. Hughes. Duty F/E. Officer –
F/Lt.Hayward. Duty A/B. Officer – F/Lt. Lowry. Duty Gunnery - To be detailed.
Duty Radar – Sgt. Edwards.

[Underlined] TRAINING [/underlined]

F/O. Peel & Crew. X-Country. 19.30 hrs “P”.
F/O. Russell & crew, X-Country. 01.30 hrs. “P”.


Flight Lieutenant, for Wing Commander, Commanding,

[Underlined] NO. 44 (RHODESIA) SQUADRON. [/underlined]


E O Collcutt and Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Operations order 23 September 1944 with bomb loads,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 27, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7528.

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