Operations order 1 August 1944



Operations order 1 August 1944
Operational and training detail for 1 August 1944 Serial No. 136/44


Lists crews and aircraft for operations on 1 August 1944. The fourth member of each crew is underlined. Includes one standby crew, duty personnel and briefing times. The duty crew is struck through with blue line.



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[Underlined] NO.44(RHODESIA)SQUADRON. 1ST. AUGUST, 1944. [/underlined]

[Underlined] OPERATIONAL AND TRAINING DETAIL FOR 1st. AUGUST, 1944. SERIAL NO.136/44. [/underlined]

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

S/L. Hildred.
Sgt. Bender.
F/O. Turner.
[Underlined] F/S. Treloar. [/underlined]
P/O. Parker.
F/O. Hourigan.
F/O. Bradshaw.

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

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

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

F/O. Gilchrist.
Sgt. Webbe.
Sgt. Mcquire.
[Underlined] F/O. McAuley [/underlined]
F/O. Mercer.
Sgt. McNeilage.
Sgt. McLeod.

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Underlined] STANDBY ‘K’ [/underlined]

F/O. Davey.(530)
Sgt. Rawcliffe.
F/L. Grant.
[Underlined] F/O. Roddie. [/underlined]
Sgt. Oliphant.
F/S. Arnold.
F/L. Clarke.DFC.

[Underlined] DUTY CREW [/underlined]

[Diagonal line through this crew list]

F/O. Slade.
Sgt. Kemp.
Sgt. Crammond.
F/S. Henderson.
F/O. Shute.
Sgt. Bishop.
Sgt. Beechey.
Sgt. Spankie.

[Underlined] BRIEFING: [/underlined]

CAPTAINS. – 1400 hours.
MAIN. – 14.30 hours.

Officer i/c Flying – To be detailed; Duty Flight Engineer – Sgt. Jobe;
Duty Electricians – LACs.Bygrave & Orr; Duty Photos – Sgt. White;
Duty Sigs – Cpl.Perry & AC.Evans; Duty Armr.NCOs. – To be detailed;
Duty Flight NCOs. – Sgts.Gibbons & Le Blanc Smith; Duty Clerk – LAC.Hudson;
Duty Sigs.Officer – F/O.Roberts.DFC; Duty F/E. Officer – P/O.Bristow;
Duty A/B.Officer – To be detailed; Duty Gunnery – To be detailed;
Duty Radar – F/L.Savage.DFC; F/Sgt.Maxwell; P/O.Cooper.


Flight Lieutenant,

for Squadron Leader,


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

[Boxed] Roddie Treloar [/boxed]


E O Collcutt and Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Operations order 1 August 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 28, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7607.

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