Operations order 18 September 1944



Operations order 18 September 1944
Operational programme for night of 18 September 1944 Serial No. 174/44


Lists fifteen crews including two standby in section 1 and four crews in section two. The fourth member of each crew ins underlined and ticked. Heights are annotated by each aircraft in section one and two standby crews have aircraft 'T' and 'X' annotated alongside them. Includes duty personnel.



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[underlined] OPERATIONAL PROGRAMME FOR NIGHT OF 18TH. SEPTEMBER, 1944. [/underlined]
[underlined] SERIAL NO.174/44. [/underlined]

[underlined] SECTION I. [/underlined]

[inserted] 15 [/inserted]
[underlined] LM.648.K.(III). [/underlined]
S/L. Millington.
Sgt. Watson.
F/L. Edwards.
[underlined] F/O. Riddiford. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
P/O. Parker.
Sgt. Thornton.
Sgt. Newton.

[inserted] 15 ¼ [/inserted]
[underlined] ND.869/G.M.(III). [/underlined]
F/O. Good.
Sgt. Holmes.
F/S. Hooke.
[underlined] F/O. Presnail. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
Sgt. Meredith.
Sgt. Stocking.
Sgt. Furlong.

[inserted] 15 ½ [/inserted]
[underlined] PB.190.J.(III). [/underlined]
F/O. Wilson.
Sgt. Brian.
Sgt. Dawe.
[underlined] Sgt. Culley. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
Sgt. Jenkins.
Sgt. Knight.
Sgt. Lansdown.

[inserted] 15 ¾ [/inserted]
[underlined] LM.625.H.(III). [/underlined]
F/O. Coventry.
Sgt. Shuttleworth.
Sgt. Ayre.
[underlined] Sgt. Gibson. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
Sgt. Wood.
Sgt. Perkins.
Sgt. Lewis.

[underlined] PB.192/G.F.(III). [/underlined]
F/O. Croker.
Sgt. Mitchell.
[inserted] 16000 [/inserted] Sgt. Jordan.
[underlined] Sgt. Marwood. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
F/S. Henshaw.
Sgt. Wilcox.
Sgt. Williams.

[inserted] 15 [/inserted]
[underlined] ND.631.B.(III). [/underlined]
F/O. Mangos.
Sgt. Fitzpatrick.
Sgt. Finlayson.
[underlined] F/S. Sheehan. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
Sgt. Harvey.
Sgt. James.
Sgt. Jones.

[inserted] 15 ¼ [/inserted]
[underlined] PB.380.S.(III). [/underlined]
F/O. Boswell.
Sgt. Nicholson.
Sgt. Meakin.
[underlined] F/O. Creed. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
F/S. Ford.
Sgt. Merry.
F/S. Leslie.

[inserted] 15 ½ [/inserted]
[underlined] PB.534.Q.(III). [/underlined]
F/O. Richardson.
Sgt. Matley.
Sgt. Davison.
[underlined] F/S. Stevens. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
Sgt. Marshall.
Sgt. Harris.
Sgt. Bowsher.

[underlined] [indecipherable word] (III). [/underlined]
F/O. Hayler.
Sgt. Tink.
[inserted] 15750 [/inserted] F/O. Biggs.
[underlined] F/O. Winterburn. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
Sgt. Nash.
Sgt. James.
Sgt. Knight.

[inserted] 16 [/inserted]
[underlined] PB.260.V.(III). [/underlined]
F/O. Worrall.
Sgt. Wilson.
Sgt. Fuller.
[underlined] Sgt. Clements. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
Sgt. Watt.
Sgt. Judd.
Sgt. Maidment.
[inserted] 15 [/inserted]
[underlined] LM.655.U.(III). [/underlined]
F/O. Wood.
Sgt. Ingham.
Sgt. Edmunds.
[underlined] F/O. Spence. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
Sgt. Castle.
W/O. Cole. DFM.
Sgt. Pepperdine.

[inserted] 15 ¼ [/inserted]
[underlined] PB.424.X.(III). [/underlined]
F/O. Barlow.
Sgt. Simmons.
[underlined] F/S. Fox. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
Sgt. Clements.
Sgt. White.
Sgt. Wilks.

[underlined] LM.170.E.(I). [/underlined]
F/O. Hart.
Sgt. Smith.
[inserted] 15500 [/inserted] F/S. Green.
[underlined] F/S. Bell. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
Sgt. Codrai.
Sgt. Snape.
F/S. Lillywhite.

[underlined] STANDBY. [/underlined] [inserted] T [/inserted]
F/O. Thomson.
Sgt. Thorn. [inserted] 15 ¾ [/inserted]
Sgt. Humper.
[underlined] Sgt. Smith. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
Sgt. Wicks.
Sgt. Lee.
Sgt. Padgett.

[underlined] STANDBY. [/underlined] [inserted] X [/inserted]
F/O. Kennedy.
Sgt. Olsen.
F/S. Kelly. [inserted] 16. [/inserted]
[underlined] F/O. Jones. [/underlined] [inserted] [tick] [/inserted]
Sgt. Short.
Sgt. McBurney.
Sgt. Cohen.


[underlined] SECTION II [/underlined]

[underlined] PB.251/G.O.(III). [/underlined]
F/L. Freestone.
Sgt. Post.
F/S. Gage.
[underlined] F/S. Gossard. [/underlined]
Sgt. Taylor.
Sgt. Bullivant.
Sgt. Henders.

[underlined] PB.253.G.(III). [/underlined]
F/O. Slade.
Sgt. Crammond.
F/S. Henderson.
[underlined] F/O. Shute. [/underlined]
Sgt. Bishop.
[indecipherable word]
F/S. Spankie.

[underlined] ND.496.A.(III). [/underlined]
F/O. Poole.
Sgt. Wild.
F/S. Stephenson.
[underlined] F/S. Matthews. [/underlined]
Sgt. Cluloy.
F/S. Easterling.
F/S. McDougal.

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


[underlined] DUTY CREW [/underlined]
F/O. Peel.
Sgt. McKenzie.
F/S. Knight.
F/S. Johnstone.
F/S. Edge.
F/S. Dry.
Sgt. Kaye.

Officer i/c Flying – S/Ldr. Bird.
Duty F/Engineer – To be detailed.
Duty Electrician – L.A.C’s, Bygrave, Spittle.
Duty Photos – Sgt. White.
Duty Sigs – Sgt. O’Meara, L.A.C. Chamberlain.
Duty Armourer N.C.O’s – Sgt. Layland, Cpl. Gibbons.
Duty Flight N.C.O’s – Sgt. Gibbons & Wawn.
Duty Ckerk – L.A.C. Beard.
Duty Sigs. Officer – F/Lt. Hughes.
Duty F/E. Officer – F/Lt. Hayward.
Duty A/B. Officer – F/Lt. Lowry.
Duty Gunnery – F/Lt. Clarke. DFC.
Duty Radar – F/Lt. Savage, F/Sgt. Maxwell.

[inserted] Handley
Harper [/inserted]

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


E O Collcutt and Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Operations order 18 September 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 24, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7534.

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