Operation order 19 July 1944



Operation order 19 July 1944
Operational and training detail for 19 July 1944 Serial No. 126/44


Lists crews and aircraft for operations on 19 July 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined and ticked, Figures are also annotated alongside each crew. Includes duty personnel and briefing times.



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[Underlined] OPERATIONAL AND TRAINING DETAIL FOR 19TH JULY, 1944, SERIAL NO 126/44 [/underlined]

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

S/Ldr Hildred

Sgt Bender

F/O Turner 14/1

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

F/S. Parker

F/O Hourigan

F/O Bradshaw

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

F/O Slade

Sgt. Crammond

F/S Henderson

[Underlined] F/O Shute [/underlined] 15 1/2 /2

Sgt. Bishop

Sgt Beechey

Sgt Spankie

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

F/S Binion

F/Lt Hayward

Sgt Kennedy 14 1/2 /2

[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 18/1

Sgt Fearn

Sgt Vause

Sgt Cahill

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

F/O. Ibbotson

Sgt. Worrall

F /S Greatz

[Underlined] F/S Murray [/underlined] 14/1

Sgt Andrews

F/S. Whitehand

F/S Wells

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

F/O Oxborrow

Sgt. Cotter

Sgt Hamilton

[Deleted F/S Murphy [/deleted] [Underlined]F/L Lowry [/underlined 14 1/2 /2

Sgt Mitchell

Sgt Penton

Sgt Halliwell

[Underlined] ME 694 L (I) [/underlined]

F/O Davey

Sgt Rawcliffe

F/Lt Grant

[Underlined] F/O Roddie [/underlined] 18/2

Sgt Oliphant

F/S Arnold

Sgt Morley

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

F/Lt Belasco

Sgt Alexander

F/L Watson

[Underlined] F/O Wilson [/underlined]

W/O Cameron 15/1

F/S Palmer

Sgt Howes

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

F/O Freestone

Sgt Post

F/S Gage

[Underlined] F/O Woollam [/underlined]

Sgt Taylor 16 1/2 /3

F/S Kaye

Sgt Henders

[Underlined] NE 138 Z (III)

F/O Lewis

Sgt Neilans

F/s Shearman

[Underlined] Sgt King [/underlined] 15 1/2 /3

F/S Mills

Sgt Spence

W/O Suckling

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

F/O Lade

F/S Starkey

[Underlined] Sgt Miley [/underlined]

W/O Awcock 17/2

Sgt Benjamin

Sgt Coates

Sgt Price

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

F/O Phillips

Sgt Hickey

[Underlined] Sgt Cameron [/underlined]

Sgt Cockburn 16 1/2 /3

Sgt Hockley

W/O Danahar

Sgt Robertson

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

F/S Heath

Sgt Smith

Sgt Bennett16/3

[Underlined] F/S Laforest [/underlined]

Sgt Parkinson

Sgt Pyper

Sgt Coutts

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

F/S Duncan

Sgt Waters

Sgt Dransfield

[Underlined] Sgt Kneil [/underlined] 16/2

F/S Nolan

F/S Hennesey

F/S Walker

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

F/S Westgate

Sgt. Legge

Sgt Sands 17/3

[Underlined] Sgt Thompson [/underlined]

Sgt Randell

Sgt Murphy

Sgt Gee

[Underlined] DUTY CREW [/underlined]

P/O Marston

Sgt Rickeard

F/S Jones

F/S Jenkins

Sgt Burnett

F/S Watts

[Underlined] BRIEFING: [/underlined] NAVIGATORS:- 15:00 hrs: SPEC:- 15:00 hrs: CAPTAINS:- 15:30: MAIN:- 16:00 hrs:

Officer i/c Flying – W/Cdr Thompson; Duty Flight Engineer – To be detailed;

Duty Electricians – LAC Wardle & Spittle; Duty Photos – Sgt White;

Duty Sigs – LAC Wardel & AC Bird; Duty Armr:NCOs: - F/S Dyson & Cpl Lomax;

Duty Flight NCOs – Sgts Spindley & Wawn; Duty Clerk – LAC Beard;

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/O Reyland; F/O Atwell; P/O Cooper:


Flight Lieutenant,

for Wing Commander,


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

F/O Roddie

F/S Laforest

S Kneil

S Thompson.


E O Collcutt and Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Operation order 19 July 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 23, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7636.

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