Operation order 14 July 1944



Operation order 14 July 1944
Operational and training programme for 14/15 July 1944 Serial 122/44


Lists five crews at the top with the first stuck over the top left. The heading 'Cancelled' followed by six crews, duty crew and duty personnel.



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[Underlined] NO.44(RHODESIA)SQUADRON. 14TH JULY, 1944. [/underlined]

[Underlined] OPERATIONAL AND TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR NIGHT OF 14/15TH JULY, 1944. SERIAL NO. 122/44. [/underlined]

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

F/S. Lade.

F/S. Starkey.

[Underlined] Sgt. Miley. [/underlined]

W/O. Awcock.

Sgt. Benjamin.

Sgt. Coates.

Sgt. Price.

[Underlined] PB.206.Q.(III). [/underlined]

F/O. Hough.

Sgt. Hoar.

F/S. Priestley.

[Underlined] Sgt. Singer. [/underlined]

Sgt. Nichols.

Sgt. Anderson.

Sgt. King.

+F/S. Phillips.

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

F/O. Freestone.

Sgt. Post.

Sgt. Gage.

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

P/O. Dicken.

Sgt. Bullivant.

Sgt. Henders.

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

F/O. Gilchrist.

Sgt. Webb.

Sgt. Maguire.

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

F/O. Mercer.

Sgt. McNeilage.

Sgt. McLeod.

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

F/O. Boswell.

Sgt. Lewis.

Sgt. Meakin.

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

F/S. Hunt.

Sgt. Merry.

Sgt. Leslie.

[Underlined] C A N C E L L E D [/underlined]

[Underlined] CANCELLED [/underlined]

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

F/Lt. Dobson.

Sgt. McKenzie.

Sgt. Knight.

F/S. Edge.

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

Sgt. Snape.

Sgt. Dry.

+F/O. Lewis.

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

F/S. Slade.

Sgt. Crammond.

F/S. Henderson.

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

Sgt. Bishop.

Sgt. Beechey.

Sgt. Spankie.

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

F/S. Binion.

F/S. Brindle.DFM.

F/S. Kennedy.

[Underlined] W/O. Gebhard. [/underlined]

Sgt. Stroud.

F/S. Micalchuk.

Sgt. Knox.

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

F/O. Cartwright.

Sgt. Mitchell.

F/O. Olsen.

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

Sgt. Davidson.

F/S. Hargreaves.

Sgt. Simpson.

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

F/O. Ibbotson.

Sgt. Worrall.

F/S. Greatz.

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

Sgt. Andrews.

F/S. Whitehand.

F/S. Wells.

+F/Lt. Belasco.

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

F/O. Good.

Sgt. Holmes.

F/S. Hooke

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

Sgt. Meredith.

Sgt. Chapman.

Sgt, Furlong.

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

F/O. Anning.

Sgt. Snedker.

F/S. Cardwell.

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

P/O. Slater.

Sgt. Vance.

Sgt. Retter.

[Underlined] DUTY CREW. [/underlined]

F/O. Hourigan.

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

F/S. Parker.

Sgt. Bender.

Sgt. Legge.

Sgt. Nutty.

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

[Underlined] CROSS COUNTRY. “O”. [/underlined]

F/S. Heath.

Sgt. Smith.

Sgt. Bennett.

[Underlined] F/S. La Forest. [/underlined]

Sgt. Parkinson.

Sgt. Pyper.

Sgt. Coutts.

[Underlined] CROSS COUNTRY. “R”. [/underlined]

F/S. Duncan.

F/Lt. Hayward.

Sgt. Dransfield.

[Underlined] Sgt. Kneil. [/underlined]

F/S. Nolan.

Sgt. Hennes.

Sgt. Walker.

[Underlined] BULLSEYE “B”. [/underlined]

F/O. Davey.

Sgt. Rawcliffe.


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

Sgt. Oliphant.

F/S. Arnold.

Sgt. Morley.

Note: + 2nd. Pilots. [Underlined] BRIEFING: [/underlined] NAVIGATORS: SPEC: CAPTAINS: MAIN:

Officer i/c Night Flying: S/Ldr. Hildred. Duty F/Engineer: Sgt. Waters.

Duty Electricians: LACs. Roberts & Edwards. Duty Photos: Sgt. White.

Duty Sigs.: Cpl. Perry & LAC. Moore. Duty Armr.NCO. To be detailed.

Duty Flight N.C.Os: Sgts. Venter & Rubenstein. Duty Clerk: LAC. Gumprich.

Duty Sigs.Officer: F/Lt. Hughes. Duty F/E.Officer: P/O. Bristow.

Duty Air Bomber: F/O. Clegg. Duty Gunnery: F/Lt. Clarke.DFC & Sgt. Carter.

Duty Radar: F/O. Reyland, F/O. Atwell & 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 14 July 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 20, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7642.

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