Operations order 20 August 1944



Operations order 20 August 1944
Operational programme for 21 August 1944 Serial No. 157/44


Lists crews and aircraft for operations on 21 August 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined and ticked. Shows two crew members added and list personnel to attend briefing.



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[Underlined] NO.44 (RHODESIA) SQUADRON. 20th. AUGUST, 1944. [/underlined]

[Underlined] OPERATIONAL PROGRAMME FOR 21ST. AUGUST,1944. SERIAL NO.157/44. [/underlined]

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

F/L. Dobson.
Sgt. Mackenzie.
F/S. Knight.
[Underlined] F/S. Johnstone. [/underlined]
F/S. Edge.
F/S. Snape.
F/S. Dry.

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

F/O. Good.
Sgt. Holmes.
F/S. Hooke.
[Underlined] F/O. Presnail. [/underlined]
Sgt. Meredith.
Sgt. Chapman.
F/L. Clarke.DFC.

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

F/O. Anning.
Sgt. Snedker.
F/S. Cardwell.
[Underlined] F/O. Valentine. [/underlined]
P/O. Slater.
Sgt. Vance.
Sgt. Retter.

[Underlined] NE.138.Z.(III) [/underlined] S/L WHITE

F/O. Davey.
Sgt. Rawcliffe.
F/L. Grant.
[Underlined] F/O. Roddie. [/underlined] JENKINS
Sgt. Oliphant.
F/S. Arnold.
W/O. Palmer.

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

F/O. Slade.
Sgt. Crammond.
F/S. Henderson.
[Underlined] F/O. Shute. [/underlined]
Sgt. Bishop.
Sgt. Beechey.
F/S. Spankie.

[Underlined] PB.189/G.A.(III) [/underlined]

F/O. Hodson.
Sgt. Warburton.
Sgt. Cree.
[Underlined] Sgt. Randell. [/underlined]
F/S. Dubois.
Sgt. Holland.
Sgt. Nolan.

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

F/O. Stockwell.
Sgt. Bender.
Sgt. Frost.
[Underlined] F/S. Treloar. [/underlined]
Sgt. Ball.
F/S. Boland.
F/S. Stocking.

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

F/O. Wilson.
Sgt. Brian.
Sgt. Dawe.
[Underlined] Sgt. Cullet. [/underlined]
Sgt. Jenkins.
Sgt. Knight.
Sgt. Lansdowne.

[Underlined] PB.235.G.(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]

S/L. Millington.
Sgt. Watson.
F/O. Turner.
[Underlined] F/O. Riddiford. [/underlined]
Sgt. Williams.
F/O. Hourigan.
Sgt. Newton.

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

F/O. Freestone.
Sgt. Post.
F/S. Gage.
[Underlined] F/O. Woollam. [/underlined]
Sgt. Taylor.
Sgt. Bullivant.
Sgt. Henders.

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

[Diagonal line through this crew list]

F/O. Boswell.
Sgt. Loynd.
Sgt. Meakin.
[Underlined] F/O. Creed. [/underlined]
F/S. Hunt.
Sgt. Merry.
F/S. Leslie.

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

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

[Underlined] PB.283/G.Q.(III) [/underlined]

F/O. Phillips.
Sgt. Hickey.
[Underlined] Sgt. Cameron. [/underlined]
F/S. Cockburn.
Sgt. Huckley.
W/O. Danahar.
Sgt. Robertson.

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

F/O. Heath.
Sgt. Smith.
Sgt. Bennett.
[Underlined] F/S. Laforest. [/underlined]
Sgt. Parkinson.
Sgt. Pyper.
Sgt. Coutts.

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

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

[Underlined] STANDBY ‘V’ [/underlined]

F/O. Westgate.
Sgt. Fisher.
P/O. Jones.
[Underlined] Sgt. Thompson. [/underlined]
Sgt. Randall.
Sgt. Murphy.
Sgt. Gee.

[Underlined] STANBY ‘J’ [/underlined]

F/O. Cartwright.
Sgt. Mitchell.
F/O. Olsen.
[Underlined] F/O. Beaton. [/underlined]
Sgt. Davison.
F/S. Hargreaves.
F/S. Simpson.

[Underlined] DUTY CREW. [/underlined]

F/O. Piggot.
Sgt. Gunnee.
[Underlined] W/O. Gebhard. [/underlined]
Sgt. Stroud.
F/S. Micalchuk.
Sgt. Knox.

[Underlined] TO ATTAND BRIEFING. [/underlined]

P/O. Parker.
F/S. McCullam.
Sgt. Nicholson.
F/S. Ford.



Flight Lieutenant,

for Squadron Leader,


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


E O Collcutt and Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Operations order 20 August 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 30, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7559.

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