Operations order 26 July 1944



Operations order 26 July 1944
Operational and training detail for night 26/27 July 1944 Serial 131/44


Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 26/27 July 1944. Crew top right row has replacement annotated. Crew second from left in third row has crew member pencilled in. Includes briefing times, duty personnel and two standby crews. Duty crew annotated handwritten at bottom left. Page is scribbled over.



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[Underlined] NO.44 (RHODESIA) SQUADRON. 26th JULY, 1944. [/underlined]

[Underlined] OPERATINAL AND TRAINING DETAIL FOR NIGHT OF [deleted] 25/26 [/deleted] 26/27th JULY, 1944. SERIAL NO.131/44. [/underlined]

[Lines through most of the page]

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

S/L. Hildred.
Sgt. Bender.
F/O. Turner.
F/S. Treloar.
[Deleted] P/O. Parker. [/deleted] F/S. FORD
F/O. Hourigan.
F/O. Bradshaw.

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

F/O. Mitchell.
Sgt. Jobe.
Sgt. Bent.
Sgt. Williams.
Sgt. Levings.
Sgt. Hague.
Sgt. Froud.

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

F/O. Slade.
Sgt. McKenzie.
F/S. Henderson.
F/O. Shute.
Sgt. Bishop.
Sgt. Dry.
Sgt. Spankie.

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

F/O. Stockwell.
Sgt. Kemp.
Sgt. Frost.
[Deleted] Sgt. Lumsden. [/deleted] F/O.CLEGG.
Sgt. Ball.
Sgt. Boland.
F/L. Clarke.DFC.

[Underlined] ND.578.Y.(III) [/underlined]

F/S. Binion.
Sgt. Pearce.
Sgt. Kennedy.
W/O. Gebhard.
Sgt. Stroud.
Sgt. Micalchuk.
Sgt. Knox.

[Underlined] PB.235.G.(III) [/underlined]

F/O. Evans.
Sgt. Snoxell.
Sgt. Hunter.
Sgt. Harper.
Sgt. Fearn.
Sgt. Holland.
Sgt. Cahill.

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

F/O. Oxborrow.
Sgt. Cotter.
Sgt. Hamilton.
F/S. Murphy.
Sgt. Mitchell.
Sgt. Penton.
Sgt. Halliwell.

[Underlined] LM.171.R.(I) [/underlined]

F/O. Good.
Sgt. Holmes.
F/S. Hooke.
F/O. Presnail.
Sgt. Meredith.
Sgt. Chapman.
Sgt. Furlong.

[Underlined] LM.170.E.(I) [/underlined]

F/O. Davey.
Sgt. Rawcliffe.
F/L. Grant.
F/O. Roddie.
Sgt. Oliphant.
F/S. Arnold.
Sgt. Morley.

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

F/O. Boswell.
Sgt. Loynd.
Sgt. Meakin.
F/O. Creed.
F/S. Hunt.
Sgt. Routledge.
Sgt. Leslie.

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

F/O. Lewis.
Sgt. Neilans.
F/S. Sherman.
Sgt. King.
F/S. Mills.
Sgt. Spence.
W/O. Suckling.

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

F/O. Phillips.
Sgt. Hickey.
Sgt. Cameron.
F/S. Cockburn.
Sgt. Hockley.
W/O. Danahar.
Sgt. Robertson.

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

F/S. Heath.
Sgt. Smith.
Sgt. Bennett.
F/S. Laforest.
Sgt. Parkinson.
Sgt. Pyper.
Sgt. Coutts.

[Underlined] PB.266/G.S.(III) [/underlined]

F/S. Duncan.
Sgt. Waters.
Sgt. Dransfield.
Sgt. Kneil.
F/S. Nolan.
F/S. Hennesey.
F/S. Walker.

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

F/S. Westgate.
Sgt. Fisher.
F/L. Edwards.DFC.
Sgt. Thompson.
Sgt. Randall.
Sgt. Murphy.
Sgt. Gee.

[Underlined] STANDBY. (619) [/underlined]

P/O. Gale.
Sgt. Buchanan.
Sgt. Patterson.
Sgt. Irwin.
W/O. Brosnahan.
Sgt. Marshall.
Sgt. Fardoe.

[Underlined] STANDBY.(619) [/underlined]

F/O. McKechnie.
Sgt. Barker.
Sgt. Little.
Sgt. Dean.
Sgt. Williams.
Sgt. Courtenay.
Sgt. Craven.


MAIN: 1855

Meal 1715.

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 NCOs – To be
detailed. Duty Flight NCO’s. Sgts Brock & Lumsden; Duty Clerk – LAC.Gumprich;
Duty Sigs.Officer – To be detailed; 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 & P/O.Cooper.

[Underlined] Duty Crew [/underlined]

F/O. Wilson
F/Sgt. Knight
F/S Edge
F/Sgt. Johnstone
F/Sgt Alexander
W/O Cameron
F/S Palmer
Sgt Howes.
Sgt Stocking


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 24, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7609.

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