Operations order 26 July 1944



Operations order 26 July 1944
Operational and training programme fopr night of 25/26 July 1944 Serial No. 131/44


Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 25/26 July 1944. Fifth member of each crew is underlined. Most crews are ticked. Includes briefing times and duty personnel. Annotated 'W/O Cameron, Sgt Williams, Duty Crew'.



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[Underlined] NO.44 (RHODESIA) SQUADRON 26TH JULY, 1944. [/underlined]
[Underlined] PB.192/G.F. (III) [/underlined] [handwritten tick]
S/L. Hildred.
Sgt. Bender.
F/O. Turner.
F/S. Treloar.
[handwritten underlined] P/O. Parker. [/handwritten underlined] [handwritten asterix]
F/O. Hourigan.
F/O. Bradshaw.
[Underlined] PB.190/G.J. (III) [/underlined] [handwritten tick]
F/O. Mitchell.
Sgt. Jobe.
Sgt. Bent.
Sgt. Williams.
[handwritten underlined] Sgt. Levings. [/handwritten underlined]
Sgt. Hague.
Sgt. Froud.
[Underlined] LM.625.H. (III) [/underlined] [handwritten tick]
F/O. Slade.
Sgt. McKenzie.
F/S. Henderson.
F/O. Shute.
[handwritten underlined] Sgt. Bishop. [/handwritten underlined] [handwritten asterix]
Sgt. Dry.
Sgt. Spankie.
[Underlined] ND.631.B. (III) [/underlined] [handwritten tick]
F/O. Stockwell.
Sgt. Kemp.
Sgt. Frost.
Sgt. Lumsden.
[handwritten underlined] Sgt. Ball. [/handwritten underlined] [handwritten asterix]
Sgt. Boland.
F/L. Clarke. DFC.
[Underlined] ND.578.Y. (III) [/underlined] [handwritten tick]
F/S. Binion.
Sgt. Pearce.
Sgt. Kennedy.
W/O. Gebhard.
[handwritten underlined] Sgt. Stroud. [/handwritten underlined]
Sgt. Micalchuk.
Sgt. Knox.
[Underlined] PB.235.G. (III) [/underlined] [handwritten tick]
F/O. Evans.
Sgt. Snoxell.
Sgt. Hunter.
Sgt. Harper.
[handwritten underlined] Sgt. Fearn. [/handwritten underlined]
Sgt Holland.
Sgt. Cahill.
[Underlined] PB.189/G.A. (III) [/underlined] [handwritten tick]
F/O. Oxborrow.
Sgt. Cotter.
Sgt. Hamilton.
F/S. Murphy.
[handwritten underlined] Sgt. Mitchell. [/handwritten underlined]
Sgt. Penton.
Sgt. Halliwell.
[Underlined] LM.171.R. (I) [/underlined]
F/O. Good.
Sgt. Holmes.
F/S. Hooke.
F/O. Presnail.
[handwritten underlined] Sgt. Meredith. [/handwritten underlined] [handwritten asterix]
Sgt. Chapman.
Sgt. Furlong.
[Underlined] LM.170.E. (I) [/underlined] [handwritten K circled]
F/O. Davey.
Sgt. Rawcliffe.
F/L. Grant.
F/O. Roddie.
[handwritten underlined] Sgt. Oliphant. [/handwritten underlined]
F/S. Arnold.
Sgt. Morley.
[Underlined] NE.138.Z. (III) [/underlined] [handwritten tick]
F/O. Boswell.
Sgt. Loynd.
Sgt. Meakin.
F/O. Creed.
[handwritten underlined] F/S. Hunt. [/handwritten underlined]
Sgt. Leslie.
[Underlined] LM.650.T. (III) [/underlined] [handwritten tick]
F/O. Lewis.
Sgt. Neilans.
F/S. Sherman.
Sgt. King.
[handwritten underlined] F/S. Mills. [/handwritten underlined]
Sgt. Spence.
W/O. Suckling.
[Underlined] PB.283/G.Q. (III) [/underlined] [handwritten tick]
F/O. Phillips.
Sgt. Hickey.
Sgt. Cameron.
F/S. Cockburn.
[handwritten underlined] Sgt. Hockley. [/handwritten underlined]
W/O. Danahar.
Sgt. Robertson.
[Underlined] PB.251/G.O. (III) [/underlined] [handwritten tick]
F/S. Heath.
Sgt. Smith.
Sgt. Bennett.
F/S. Laforest.
[handwritten underlined] Sgt. Parkinson. [/handwritten underlined]
Sgt. Pyper.
Sgt. Coutts.
[Underlined] PB.266/G.S. (III) [/underlined] [handwritten tick]
F/S. Duncan.
Sgt. Waters.
Sgt. Dransfield.
Sgt. Kneil.
[handwritten underlined] F/S. Nolan. [/handwritten underlined]
F/S. Hennesey.
F/S. Walker.
[Underlined] LM.645.P. (III) [/underlined] [handwritten tick]
F/S. Westgate.
Sgt. Fisher.
F/L. Edwards. DFC.
Sgt. Thompson.
[handwritten underlined] Sgt. Randall. [/handwritten underlined]
Sgt. Murphy.
Sgt. Gee.
[Underlined] STANDBY. (619) [/underlined]
P/O. Gale.
Sgt. Buchanan.
Sgt. Paterson.
Sgt. Irwin.
[handwritten underlined] W/O. Bresnaham. [/handwritten underlined] [handwritten note] MON V [/handwritten note]
Sgt. Marshall.
Sgt. Fardee.
[Underlined] STANDBY. (619) [/underlined]
F/O. McKechnie.
Sgt. Barker.
Sgt. Little.
Sgt. Dean.
[handwritten note] MON V [/handwritten note] [handwritten underlined] Sgt. Williams. [/handwritten underlined]
Sgt. Courtenay.
Sgt. Craven.
NAVIGATORS: [handwritten] 1735 [/handwritten]
SPECIALISTS: [handwritten] 1755 [/handwritten]
CAPTAINS: [handwritten] 1825 [/handwritten]
MAIN: [handwritten] 1855 [/handwritten]
Officer i/c. Night Flying – W/C. Thompson. DFC;
Duty Flight Engineer – To be detailed;
Duty Electricians - LACs. Roberts & Edwards;
Duty Photos - Sgt. White;
Duty Sigs. – Sgt. O’Meara & LAC. Wardle;
Duty Armr. NCO. – To be detailed;
Duty Flight NCOs – Sgts. Brock & Lumsden;
Duty Clerk – LAC. Gumprich;
Duty Sigs.Officer – [deleted] To be detailed [/deleted] [handwritten] F/O. Roberts [/handwritten];
Duty F/Eng. Officer – To be detailed;
Duty Air Bomber – To be detailed;
Duty Gunnery – To be detailed;
Duty Radar – F/Lt. Savage; F/S. Maxwell & F/O. Cooper.
[handwritten] W/O. Cameron
Sgt. Williams
[handwritten underlined] Duty Crew [/handwritten underlined] [/handwritten]
[Signature] E O Collcutt [/signature]
Flight Lieutenant,
for Wing Commander,
[Underlined] No.44 (RHODESIA) SQUADRON. [/underlined]


E O Collcutt and Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Operations order 26 July 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 14, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7563.

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