Operation order 20 July 1944



Operation order 20 July 1944
Operational and training programme for night of 20/21 July 1944 Serial No. 127/44


Lists crews and aircraft for operations on nigh 20/21 July 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined and ticked. Includes three standby crews as well as duty personnel


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One-page typewritten dosument




Temporal Coverage


[Underlined] NO.44(RHODESIA)SQUADRON. 20TH JULY, 1944. [/underlined]

[nderlined] OPERATIONAL AND TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR NIGHT 20/21ST. JULY, 1944. SERIAL NO. 127/44. [/underlined]

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

W/Cdr. Thompson.DFC.

P/O. Bristow.

F/S. Stancer.

[Underlined] F/O. Clegg. [/underlined]

F/O. Roberts.DFC.

F/O. Hourigan.

F/Lt. Clarke.DFC.

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

S/L. White.

Sgt. Rickeard.

F/S. Jones.

[Underlined] F/S. Jenkins. [/underlined]

P/O. Marston.

Sgt. Burnett.

F/S. Watts.

[Underlined] LL.965.V.(I) [/underlined]

F/L. Belasco.

Sgt. Alexander.

F/L. Watson.

[Underlined] F/O. Wilson. [/underlined]

W/O. Cameron.

F/S. Palmer.

Sgt. Howes.

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

F/O. Gilchrist.

Sgt. Webb.

Sgt. Mcquire.

[Underlined] F/O. McAuley. [/underlined]

F/O. Mercer.


Sgt. McLeod.

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

F/O. Lewis.

Sgt. Neilans.


[Underlined] Sgt. King. [/underlined]

F/S. Mills.

Sgt. Spence.

W/O. Suckling.

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

F/S. Heath.

Sgt. Smith.

Sgt. Bennett.

[Underlined] F/S. Laforest. [/underlined]

Sgt. Parkinson.

Sgt. Pyper.

Sgt. Coutts.

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

F/L. Dobson.

Sgt. McKenzie.

Sgt. Knight.

[underlined] F/S. Johnstone. [/underlined]

F/S. Edge.

Sgt. Snape.

Sgt. Dry.

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

F/S. Duncan.

Sgt. Walters.

Sgt. Dransfield.

[Underlined] Sgt. Kneil. [/underlined]

F/S. Nolan.

F/S. Hennesy.

F/S. Walker.

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

F/S. Westgate.

Sgt. Fisher.

Sgt. Sands.

[Underlined] Sgt. Thompson. [/underlined]

Sgt. Randolph.

Sgt. Murphy.

Sgt. Gee.

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

F/O. Evans.

Sgt. Snoxell.

Sgt. Hunter.

[Underlined] Sgt. Harper. [/underlined]

Sgt. Fearn.

Sgt. Vause.

Sgt. Cahill.

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

F/O. Cartwright.

Sgt. Mitchell.


[Underlined] F/O. Beaton. [/underlined]

Sgt. Davidson.

F/S. Hargreaves.

Sgt. Simpson.

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

F/O. Oxborrow.

Sgt. Cotter.

Sgt. Hamilton.

[Underlined] F/L. Lowry. [/underlined]

Sgt. Mitchell.

Sgt. Penton.

Sgt. Halliwell.

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

F/O. Anning.

Sgt. Snedker.

F/S. Cardwell.

[Underlined] F/O. Valentine. [/underlined]

P/O. Slater.

Sgt. Vance.

Sgt. Retter.

[Underlined] STANDBY NO.1. [/underlined]

F/O. Davey.

Sgt. Rawcliffe.


[Underlined] F/O. Roddie. [/underlined]

Sgt. Oliphant.

F/S. Arnold.

Sgt. Morley.

[Underlined] STANDBY NO.2. [/underlined]

F/O. Slade.

Sgt. Crammond.

F/S. Henderson.

[Underlined] F/O. Shute. [/underlined]

Sgt. Bishop.

Sgt. Beechey.

Sgt. Spankie.

[Underlined] STANDBY NO. 3. [/underlined]

F/O. Phillips.

Sgt. Hickey.

[Underlined] Sgt. Cameron. [/underlined]

F/S. Cockburn.

Sgt. Hockling.

W/O. Danahar.

Sgt. Robertson.

[Underlined] DUTY CREW. [/underlined]

Sgt. Ford.

Sgt. Kaye.

F/S. Forman.

[Underlined] F/S. Jacobs. [/underlined]

Sgt. Nutty.






Officer i/c.Night Flying – S/Ldr. Hildred; Duty Flight Engineer – To be detailed;

Duty Electricians – LACs. Roberts & Edwards; Duty Photos -Sgt. White; Duty Sigs –

Cpl.Perry; & AC.Skillerter; Duty Armr.NCOs. – Cpl.Ebedes; Duty Flight NCOs –

Sgts.Bryant & Bumford; Duty Clerk- LAC. Hudson; Duty Sigs.Officer – P/O.Dicken

&P/O. Parker. Duty Flight Engineer Officer – To be detailed; Duty Air Bomber –

F/Lt. Lowry. Duty Gunnery : To be detailed. Dut y Radar: F/O.Atwell, F/O. Reyland,

& P/O. Cooper.


Flight Lieutenant,

for Wing Commander,


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


E O Collcutt and Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Operation order 20 July 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 21, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7633.

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