Operations order 12 August 1944



Operations order 12 August 1944
Operational and training detail for the night of 12/13 August 1944 Serail No. 147/44


List crews and aircraft for operations on night 12/13 August 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined. Includes three standby crews. Seven crews are crossed out and two have circles drawn around underlined crew member. Includes personnel to attend briefing with three names annotated, duty personnel and briefing times. On the reverse a weight calculation.



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[Underlined] No.44 (RHODESIA) SQUADRON. 12th AUGUST, 1944. [/underlined]

[Underlined] OPERATIONAL AND TRAINING DETAIL FOR THE NIGHT OF 12/13th August, 1944. SERIAL NO. 147/44. [/underlined]

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

[Cross through this crew list]

S/L White.
Sgt Rickeard.
P/O Jones.
[Underlined] F/S Jenkins. [/underlined]
P/O. Marston.
F/S Burnett.
F/S Watts.

[Underlined] PD.222.U.(I) [/underlined]

F/O Gilchrist.
Sgt Webb.
Sgt Mcguire.
[Underlined] F/O McAuley. [/underlined]
F/O Mercer.
F/S McNeilage.
F/S McLeod.

[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]

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

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

[Cross through this crew list]

F/lt Newmarch.
Sgt Appleton.
F/O Biggs.
[Underlined] Sgt Handley. [/underlined]
Sgt Launder.
Sgt McArthy.
Sgt Nicholls.

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

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

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

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

[Underlined] LL.965.V.(I) [/underlined]

[Cross through this crew list]

F/O Westgate. 2
Sgt Fisher.
Sgt Bent.
[Underlined] Sgt Thompson. [/underlined]
Sgt Randall.
Sgt Murphy.
Sgt Gee.

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

[Cross through this crew list]

F/O Hart. 2
Sgt Smith.
Sgt Green.
[Underlined] F/S Bell. [/underlined]
Sgt Codrai.
Sgt Spiers.
F/S Lillywhite.

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

F/Lt 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/O Davey.
Sgt Legge.
F/S Forman.
[Underlined] F/S Jacobs. [/underlined]
Sgt Nutty.
P/O Pass.
F/S Routledge.

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

F/O Cartwright. 2
Sgt Mitchell.
F/O Olsen.
[Underlined] F/O Beaton. [/underlined]
Sgt Davison.
F/S Hargreaves.
F/S Simpson.

[Underlined] LM.192.K. (I) [/underlined]

F/O Anning. 2
Sgt Snedker.
F/S Cardwell.
[Underlined] F/O Valentine. [/underlined]
P/O Slater.
Sgt Vance.
Sgt Retter.

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

[Cross through this crew list]

F/O. Stockwell. 2
Sgt. Bender.
Sgt. Davison.
[Underlined] F/S. Treloar. [/underlined]
Sgt. Ball.
F/S. Stocking.

[Underlined] THE FOLLOWING TO ATTAND BRIEFING. [/underlined]

P/O. Parker. W/Op.
W/O. Awcock. Nav.
[Underlined] F/O. McCallum. A/Bomb. [/underlined]
Sgt. Pearce. F/Eng.
Sgt. Price. A/G.
Sgt. Hague. A/G.
Sgt. Froud. A/G.

[Boxed] McCallum
Stevens. [/boxed]

[Underlined] STANDBY. ‘G’ [/underlined]

F/O. Evans.
Sgt. Snoxell.
F/S. Hunter.
[Underlined] F/S. Harper. [/underlined]
Sgt. Fearn.
Sgt. Vause.
Sgt. Cahill.

[Underlined] STANDBY ‘M’ [/underlined]

[Cross through this crew list]

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

[Underlined] STANDBY ‘A’ [/underlined]

[Cross through this crew list]

F/O. Oxborrow.
Sgt. Cotter.
F/S. Hamilton.
[Underlined] F/S. Murphy. [/underlined]
Sgt. Mitchell.
Sgt. Penton.
Sgt. Wilton.


SPEC: 1800
CAPTS: 1830
MAIN: 1900.

[Underlined] DUTY CREW [/underlined]

Sgt. Matley.
Sgt. Stevens.
Sgt. Marshall.
Sgt. Harris.
F/S. Bowsher.

Officer i/c.Night Flying – S/Ldr.Hildred; Duty Flight Engineer – To be detailed;
Duty Electricians – LACs.Spittle & Ward. Duty Photos – Sgt.White; Duty Sigs –
Cpl.Perry & AC.Wardle; Duty Armr.NCOs. – Sgt.Munro & Cpl.Lomax;
Duty Flight NCO’s – Sgts.Spindley & Le Blanc Smith; Duty Clerk – LAC.Beard;
Duty F/E.Officer – F/Lt.Hayward; Duty Sigs.Officer – F/Lt.Hughes;
Duty A/B.Officer – F/Lt.Lowry; Duty Gunnery – F/Lt.Clarke DFC.
Duty Radar – F/O.Stancer, F/S.Maxwell & P/O.Cooper.

Squadron Leader,

for Wing Commander,


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


E O Collcutt and Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Operations order 12 August 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 23, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7574.

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