Operations order 26 July 1944

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Title

Operations order 26 July 1944
Operational and training detail for night 25/26 July 1944 Serial No. 131/44

Description

Lists crews and aircraft for operations on nigh 25/26 July 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined and ticked. Fourth crew member in right hand, top row crew is replaced wit 'F/O Legg'. Includes two standby crews and duty personnel. On the reverse some weight calculation and bomb loads.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-07-26

Contributor

Angus Bustin

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Format

Two sides front typewritten document on the reverse handwritten

Language

Identifier

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Temporal Coverage

Transcription

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

OPERATIONAL AND TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR NIGHT OF 25/26TH JULY, 1944. Serial No. 131/44. [/underlined]

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

S/L. Hildred.

Sgt. Bender.

F/O. Turner.

[handwritten underlined] F/S. Treloar. [/handwritten underlined] [tick]

P/O. Parker.

F/O. Hourigan.

F/O. Bradshaw.

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

F/O. Mitchell.

Sgt. Jobe.

Sgt. Bent.

[handwritten underlined] Sgt. Williams. [/handwritten underlined] [tick]

Sgt. Levings.

Sgt. Hague.

Sgt. Froud.

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

F/O. Slade.

Sgt. McKenzie.

F/S. Henderson.

[handwritten underlined] F/O. Shute. [/handwritten underlined] [tick]

Sgt. Bishop.

Sgt. Dry.

Sgt. Spankie.

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

F/O. Stockwell.

Sgt. Kemp.

Sgt. Frost.

[deleted] Sgt. Lumsden. [/deleted] [handwritten added] F/O Clegg [/handwritten added]

Sgt. Ball.

Sgt. Boland.

F/L. Clarke. DFC.

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

F/S. Binion.

Sgt. Pearce.

Sgt. Kennedy.

[handwritten underlined] W/O. Gebhard. [/handwritten underlined] [tick]

Sgt. Stroud.

Sgt. Micalchuk.

Sgt. Knox.

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

F/O. Evans

Sgt. Snoxell.

Sgt. Hunter.

[handwritten underlined] Sgt. Harper. [/handwritten underlined] [tick]

Sgt. Fearn.

Sgt. Holland.

Sgt. Cahill.

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

F/O. Oxborrow.

Sgt. Cotter.

Sgt. Hamilton.

[handwritten underlined] F/S. Murphy. [/handwritten underlined] [tick]

Sgt. Mitchell.

Sgt. Penton.

Sgt. Halliwell.

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

F/O. Good.

Sgt. Holmes.

F/S. Hooke.

[handwritten underlined] F/O. Presnail. [/handwritten underlined] [tick]

Sgt. Meredith.

Sgt. Chapman.

Sgt. Furlong.

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

F/O. Davey.

Sgt. Rawcliffe.

F/L. Grant.

[handwritten underlined] F/O. Roddie. [/handwritten underlined] [tick]

Sgt. Oliphant.

F/S. Arnold.

Sgt. Morley.

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

F/O. Boswell.

Sgt. Loynd.

Sgt. Meakin.

[handwritten underlined] F/O. Creed. [/handwritten underlined] [tick]

F/S. Hunt.

[blank]

Sgt. Leslie.

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

F/O. Lewis.

Sgt. Neilans.

F/S. Sherman.

[handwritten underlined] Sgt. King. [/handwritten underlined] [tick]

F/S. Mills.

Sgt. Spence.

W/O. Suckling.

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

F/O. Phillips.

Sgt. Hickey.

[handwritten underlined] Sgt. Cameron. [/handwritten underlined] [tick]

F/S. Cockburn.

Sgt. Hockley.

W/O. Danahar.

Sgt. Robertson.

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

F/S. Heath.

Sgt. Smith.

Sgt. Bennett.

[handwritten underlined] F/S. La Forest. [/handwritten underlined] [tick]

Sgt. Parkinson.

Sgt. Pyper.

Sgt. Coutts.

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

F/S. Duncan.

Sgt. Waters.

Sgt. Dransfield.

[handwritten underlined] Sgt. Kneil. [/handwritten underlined] [tick]

F/S. Nolan.

F/S. Hennesey.

F/S. Walker.

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

F/S. Westgate.

Sgt. Fisher.

F/L. Edwards. DFC.

[handwritten underlined] Sgt. Thompson. [/handwritten underlined] [tick]

Sgt. Randall.

Sgt. Murphy.

Sgt. Gee.

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

P/O. Gale.

Sgt. Buchanan.

Sgt. Patterson.

[handwritten underlined] Sgt. Irwin. [/handwritten underlined] [tick]

W/O. Brosnaham.

Sgt. Marshall.

Sgt. Fardoe.

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

F/O. McKechnie.

Sgt. Barker.

Sgt. Little.

[handwritten underlined] Sgt. Dean. [/handwritten underlined] [tick]

Sgt. Williams.

Sgt. Courtenay.

Sgt. Craven.

BRIEFING:-

NAVIGATORS: [blank]

SPEC: [blank]

CAPTAINS: [blank]

MAIN: [blank]

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. NCO. - To be detailed.

Duty Flight NCOs - Sgts Brock & Lumsden.

Duty Clerk - LAC. Gumprich.

Duty Sigs.Officer – To be detailed

Duty F/E. 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.

[Signature] E O Collcutt [/signature]

Flight Lieutenant,

for Wing Commander,

Commanding,

[Underlined] No.44 (Rhodesia) Squadron. [/underlined]

[page break]

[handwritten notes]

1020

[underlined] 8 [/underlined]

8160

8 x 1000 8160

6 x 500 2000

[deleted] 46 [/deleted]

[circled] 4 x USA 500 [/circled]

1380

8160 [divided] 8 x 1000 USA

6 x 1000 [deleted] 6120 [/deleted] 3 x 500 MC

[deleted] USA 4 x 500 2080 [/deleted]

[underlined] 9540 [/underlined]

460

[underlined[ 3 [/underlined]

1380

41,200

14,400

[underlined] 9540 [underlined]

65140

4x1000 ANM 65 – 3456 [bracket] 1385 [/bracket]

4x [-“-] 44 – 12112

2x500 MC .025 – 8.10

1x500 LD – 7

[circled] J [/circled] – 3 x 1000 ANM 44 [bracket] 12.3456.12

4 65’s

2x500 MC – 14015

1 – LD 11

[circled] 9 [/circled]

Citation

E O Collcutt and Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Operations order 26 July 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 9, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7624.

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