Operations order 31 July 1944



Operations order 31 July 1944
Operational and training detail for night 31 July/1 August 1944 Serial No. 135/44


Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 31 July/1 August 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined and one, second from right top row, has been replaced. Two crews are crossed through. Included duty personnel.



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[Underlined] NO.44 (RHODESIA) SQUADRON. 31st. JULY, 1944. [/underlined]

[Underlined] OPERATIONAL AND TRAINING DETAIL FOR NIGHT OF 31st.JULY/1st.AUGUST, 1944. SERIAL NO.135/44. [/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.650.T.(III) [/underlined]

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

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

F/O. Stockwell.
Sgt. Kemp.
Sgt. Frost.
[Underlined] [deleted] Sgt. Lumsden. [/deleted] P/O. CLEGG. [/underlined]
Sgt. Ball.
Sgt. Boland.
Sgt. Stocking.

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

F/S. Binion.
Sgt. Gunnee.
Sgt. Kennedy.
[Underlined] W/O. Gebhard. [/underlined]
Sgt. Stroud.
F/S. Micalchuk.
Sgt. Knox.

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

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

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

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

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

[Diagonal line through this crew list]

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


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

F/L. Belascoe.
Sgt. Alexander.
F/L. Watson.
[Underlined] F/O. Wilson. [/underlined]
W/O. Cameron.
W/O. Palmer.
Sgt. Howes.

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

F/O. Freestone.
Sgt. Post.
F/S. Gage.
[Underlined] F/O. Woollam. [/underlined]
Sgt. Taylor.
Sgt. Wilton.
Sgt. Henders.

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

[Diagonal line through this crew list]

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

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

F/O. Lade.
F/S. Starkey.
[Underlined] Sgt. Miley. [/underlined]
W/O. Awcock.
Sgt. Ford.
Sgt. Coates.
Sgt. Price.

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

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

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

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

[Underlined] DUTY CREW. [/underlined]

F/O. Slade.
Sgt. Crammond.
F/S. Henderson.
[Underlined] F/O. Shute. [/underlined]
Sgt. Bishop.
Sgt. Beechey.
Sgt. Spankie.



Officer i/c. Night Flying – To be detailed; Duty Flight Engineer – Sgt.Pearce;
Duty Electricians – LACs. Ward & Spittle; Duty Photos – Sgt.White;
Duty Sigs – AC.Burnside & AC.Bird; Duty Arm.NCOs. – To be detailed;
Duty Flight NCOS – Sgt.Jordan & Twells; Duty Clerk – LAC.Beard;
Duty Sigs.Officer – To be detailed; Duty F/E.Officer – P/O.Bristow;
Duty Air Bomber – To be detailed; Duty Gunnery – To be detailed;
Duty Radar – To be detailed.


Flight Lieutenant,

for Squadron Leader,


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


E O Collcutt and Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Operations order 31 July 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 27, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7611.

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