Operations order 11 August 1944



Operations order 11 August 1944
Operational and training detail for night 11/12 August 1944 Serial 146/44


List crews and aircraft for operations on night 11/12 August 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined. Includes one standby crew, duty personnel and briefing times. Shows one crew for night flying training.



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[Underlined] OPERATIONAL AND TRAINING DETAIL FOR NIGHT OF 11/12TH AUGUST, 1944. SERIAL NO.146/44. [/underlined]

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

[Underlined] PB235.G.(III) [/underlined]

F/O. Evans.
Sgt. Snoxwell.
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. Hook.
[Underlined] F/O. Presnail. [/underlined]
Sgt. Meredith.
Sgt. Chapman.
Sgt. Holland.

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

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

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

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

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

F/L. Newmarch.
Sgt. Appleton.
F/O. Biggs.
[Underlined] Sgt. Handley. [/underlined]
Sgt. Launder.
Sgt. McCarthy.
Sgt. Nicholls.

[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] NE.138.Z.(III) [/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.[deleted] O [/deleted] H.(III) [/underlined]

F/O. Freestone.
Sgt. Poste.
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] 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] LL.965.V.(I) [/underlined]

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

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

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

[Underlined] STANDBY [deleted] ‘H’ [/deleted] “B” [/underlined]

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

[Underlined] DUTY CREW. [/underlined]

F/O. Marston.
Sgt. Rickeard.
P/O. Jones.
[Underlined] F/S. Jenkins. [/underlined]
F/S. Burnett.
F/S. Watts.
F/S. Starkie.
W/O. Awcock.
[Underlined] F/S. Miley. [/underlined]
Sgt. Benjamin.
Sgt. Price.

[Underlined] N/F: TRAINING. [/underlined]

F/O. Hodson.
Sgt. Warburton.
Sgt. Cree.
Sgt. Rendell.
F/S. Dubois.
Sgt. Sheehy.
Sgt. Nolan.


MAIN: 1745.

Officer i/c. Night Flying – S/Ldr.Hildred; Duty Flight Engineer – To be detailed;
Duty Electricians – LAC’s Bygrave & Harris; Duty Photos – Cpl.Perry & AC.Skilleter;
Duty Armr.NCO’s. – To be detailed; Duty Flight NCOs – Sgts Dorrington
and Arrowsmith; Duty Clerk – Cpl.Wyle; Duty Sigs.Officer – F/Lt.Hughes;
Duty F/Eng.Officer – F/Lt.Hayward; Duty A/B Officer – F/Lt.Lowry; P/O MCCULLUM.
Duty Gunnery – F/Lt.Clarke; Duty Radar – F/Lt.Savage; F/O.Atwell & P/O.Cooper.


Flight Lieutenant,

for Wing Commander,


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


E O Collcutt and Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Operations order 11 August 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 23, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7576.

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