Operations order 17 July 1944



Operations order 17 July 1944
Operations and training detail for 17/18 July 1944 Serial No. 124/44


Lists crews and aircraft for operations on 17/18 July 1944. Four crews are crossed through. Includes a training crew and duty personnel.



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[Underlined] NO.44 (RHODESIA) SQUADRON. 17th. JULY, 1944. [/underlined]

[Underlined] OPERATIONAL AND TRAINING DETAIL FOR 17/18th. JULY, 1944. SERIAL NO.124/44. [/underlined]

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

W/C. Thompson.DFC.

P/O. Bristow.

F/S. Stancer.

F/O. Clegg.

F/O. Roberts.DFC.

P/O. Burden.

F/L. Clarke.DFC.

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

F/L. Dobson.

Sgt. McKenzie.

Sgt. Knight.

F/S. Johnstone. –

F/S. Edge.

Sgt. Snape.

Sgt. Dry.

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

F/O. Slade.

Sgt. Crammond.

F/S. Henderson.

F/O. Shute. –

Sgt. Bishop.

Sgt. Beechey.

Sgt. Spankie.

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

F/S. Binion.

F/L. Hayward.

Sgt. Kennedy.

W/O. Gebhard. –

Sgt. Stroud.

Sgt. Micalchuk.

Sgt. Knox.

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

F/O. Cartwright.

Sgt. Mitchell.

F/O. Olsen.

F/O. Beaton. –

Sgt. Davison.

F/S. Hargreaves.

Sgt. Simpson.

[Underlined] ND.869/G.M.(III) [/underlined]

F/O. Ibbotson.

Sgt. Worrall.

F/S. Greatz.

F/S. Murray.

Sgt. Andrews.

Sgt. Whitehand.

Sgt. Wells.

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

F/O. Anning.

Sgt. Snedker.

F/S. Cardwell.

F/O. Valentine.

P/O. Slater.

Sgt. Vance.

Sgt. Retter.

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

[Cross through this crew list]

F/S. Davey.

Sgt. Rawcliffe.

F/L. Grant.

F/O. Roddie.

Sgt. Oliphant.

F/S. Arnold.

Sgt. Morley.

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

S/L. White.

Sgt. Rickeard.

F/S. Jones.

F/S. Jenkins.

P/O. Marston.

Sgt. Burnett.

F/S. Watts.

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

F/L. Belasco.

Sgt. Alexander.

F/L. Watson.

F/O. Wilson. -

W/O. Cameron.

F/S. Palmer.

Sgt. Howes.

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

F/O. Gilchrist.

Sgt. Webb.

Sgt. Maguire.

F/O. McAuley. –

F/O. Mercer.

Sgt. McNeilage.

Sgt. McLeod.

[Underlined] ND.517.U.(III) [/underlined]

P/O. Cuthbert.

Sgt. Lewis.

F/S. Cole.

F/S. Page. –

Sgt. White.

Sgt. Carter,

Sgt. Burroughs.

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

F/O. Freestone.

Sgt. Post.

F/S. Gage.

F/O. Woollam. –

Sgt. Taylor.

Sgt. Murphy.

Sgt. Henders.

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

F/O. Lewis.

Sgt. Neilans.

F/S. Sherman.

Sgt. King.

F/S. Mills.

Sgt. Spence.

W/O. Suckling.

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

[Cross through this crew list]

F/O. Lade.

F/S. Starkey.

Sgt. Miley.

W/O. Awcock.

Sgt. Benjamin.

Sgt. Coates.

Sgt. Price.

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

F/O. Phillips.

Sgt. Hickey.

Sgt. Cameron.

F/S. Cockburn.

Sgt. Hockley.

W/O. Danahar.

Sgt. Robinson.

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

[Cross through this crew list]

F/S. Heath.

Sgt. Smith.

Sgt. Bennett.

F/S. Laforest.

Sgt. Parkinson.

Sgt. Pyper.

Sgt. Coutts.

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

[Cross through this crew list]

F/S. Duncan.

Sgt. Waters.

Sgt. Dransfield.

Sgt. Kneil.

F/S. Nolan.

F/S. Hennessy.

F/S. Walker.

[Underlined] DUTY CREW. [/underlined]

P/O. Davey.

F/S. Forman.

Sgt. Jacobs.

Sgt. Butty.

[Underlined] TRAINING.’Q’ [/underlined]

F/S. Westgate.

Sgt. Legge..

Sgt. Sands.

Sgt. Thompson.

Sgt. Randall.

Sgt. Gee.

[Underlined] BRIEFING [/underlined]





Officer i/c Night Flying – S/Ldr.Hildred; Duty Flight Engineer -Sgt. Bender;

Duty Electricians – ACs.Saunders and Ramsden; Duty Photos – Sgt. White;

Duty Sigs. – Cpl. Perry; Duty Armr.NOCs.[sic] – To be detailed; Duty Flight NCOs –

Sgts.Twells & Green; Duty Clerk – Cpl.Wyle; Duty Sigs.Officer – F/Lt.Hughes;

Duty F/Eng.Officer – F/S.Brindle.DFM; Duty Air Bomber – To be detailed;

Duty Gunnery – F/O.Hourigan & F/O. Bradshaw; Duty Radar – To be detailed.

[Signature] F/Lt.. for Wing Commander, Commanding,

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


E O Collcutt and Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Operations order 17 July 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 2, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7639.

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