Operations order 5 July 1944



Operations order 5 July 1944
Operational and training programme for the night of 5/6 July 1944 Serial No. 114/44


Lists crews and aircraft for operations on nigh 5/6 July 1944. Includes seven standby crews and duty personnel. One training flight at the bottom. Annotated 'Cancelled' in large letters.



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[Underlined] NO.44(RHODESIA)SQUADRON. 5TH JULY, 1944. [/underlined]

[Underlined] OPERATIONAL AND TRAINING DETAIL FOR NIGHT OF 5/6TH JULY, 1944. SERIAL NO.114/44. [/underlined]

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

P/O. Bristow.
F/S. Stancer.
F/O. Clegg.
F/O. Roberts.DFC.
P/O. Burden.
F/S. Hall.

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

F/Lt. Dobson.
Sgt. McKenzie.
Sgt. Knight.
F/S. Johnstone.
F/S. Edge.
Sgt. Snape.
Sgt. Dry.

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

P/O. Davey.
Sgt. Waters.
F/S. Forman.
F/S. Jacobs.
Sgt. Nutty.
W/O. Pass.
Sgt. Carter.

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

P/O. Mitchell.
Sgt. Jobe.
Sgt. Bent.
Sgt. Williams.
Sgt. Levings.
Sgt. Hague.
Sgt. Froud.

[Diagonally across page] Cancelled

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

P/O. Stockwell.
Sgt. Kemp.
Sgt. Frost.
Sgt. Lumsden.
Sgt. Ball.
Sgt. Boland.
Sgt. Stocking.

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

F/S. Binion.
F/S. Kennedy.
W/O. Gebhard.
Sgt. Stroud.
F/S. Micalchuk.
Sgt. Knox.

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

P/O. Evans.
Sgt. Snoxell.
Sgt. Hunter.
Sgt. Harper.
Sgt. Fearn.
Sgt. Vause.
Sgt. Cahill.

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

P/O. Ibbotson.
Sgt. Worrall.
F/S. Greatz.
F/S. Murray.
Sgt. Andrews.
Sgt. Whitehand.
Sgt. Wells.

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

P/O. Oxborrow.
Sgt. Cotter.
Sgt. Hamilton.
F/S. Murphy.
Sgt. Mitchell.
Sgt. Penton.
Sgt. Halliwell.

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

F/O. Hough.
Sgt. Hoar.
F/S. Priestley.
Sgt. Singer.
Sgt. Nichols.
Sgt. Anderson.
F/LT. Clarke.DFC.

[Underlined] ME.634.P.(I). [/underlined]

F/O. Carnegie.
Sgt. Burnham.
Sgt. Pryer.
Sgt. Holt.
F/S. Lillywhite.
Sgt. Dare.
Sgt. Fenney.

[Underlined] LM.631.W.(III). [/underlined]

P/O. Gowing.
Sgt. McDonald.
Sgt. Bishop.
Sgt. Halhead.
Sgt. Gardner.
Sgt. Wilkinson.
Sgt. Dineen.

[Underlined] ME.859.S.(I). [/underlined]

P/O. Graaff.
Sgt. Critchley.
F/O. Purvis.DFC.
F/S. Gibberson.
F/O. Hodge.
W/O. Groves.
Sgt. King.

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

F/O. Cartwright.
Sgt. Mitchell.
F/O. Olsen.
F/O. Beaton.
Sgt. Davison.
Sgt. Simpson.

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

F/O. Good.
Sgt. Holmes.
F/S. Hooke.
F/O. McCallum.DFC.
Sgt. Meredith.
Sgt. Chapman.
Sgt. Furlong.

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

P/O. Freestone.
Sgt. Post.
Sgt. Gage.
F/O. Woollam.
Sgt. Taylor.
Sgt. Bullivant.
Sgt. Henders.

[Underlined] STANDBY NO.4. [/underlined]

F/O. Arnold.
Sgt. Royle.
Sgt. Wharton.
Sgt. Brooks.
Sgt. Green.
Sgt. Lamb.
Sgt. Bray.

[Underlined] STANDBY NO.5. [/underlined]

F/O. Gilchrist.
Sgt. Webb.
Sgt. Maguire.
F/O. McAuley.
F/O. Mercer.
Sgt. McNeilage.
Sgt. McLeod.

[Underlined] STANDBY NO.6. [/underlined]

W/O. Boswell.
Sgt. Leynd.
Sgt. Meakin.
F/O. Creed.
F/S. Hunt.
Sgt. Merry.
Sgt. Leslie.

[Underlined] STANDBY NO.7. [/underlined]

F/Lt. White.
Sgt. Rickeard.
F/S. Jones.
Sgt. Jenkins.
P/O. Marston.
Sgt. Burnett.
Sgt. Watts.

[Underlined] BRIEFING: [/underlined] NAVIGATORS: SPEC: CAPTAINS: MAIN:

[Underlined] DUTY CREW: [/underlined] F/S. McNally. Sgt. Lewis. F/S. Cole. F/S. Page. Sgt. White.
Sgt. Burroughs.

Officer i/c Night Flying: To be detailed. Duty F/Engineer: Sgt. Lewis.
Duty Electricians: LACs. Saunders & Ramsden. Duty Photos: Sgt. White.
Duty Sigs: ACs. Evans & Bird. Duty Armr.NCO’s: F/S. Pilkington & Cpl. Bower.
Duty Flight NCO’s: Sgt. Dorrington & Molson. Duty Clerk: LAC. Wyle.
Duty Sigs.Officers: P/O. Dicken & Sgt. Ford. Duty F/E.Officer : To be detailed.
Duty Air Bomber: P/O. Sumner.DFM. Duty Gunnery: To be detailed.

[Underlined] TRAINING. [/underlined]

F/O. Anning.
Sgt. Snedker.
F/O. Valentine.
F/S. Cardwell.
P/O. Slater.
Sgt. V
Sgt. Retter.
F/S. Lade.
F/S. Starkey.
Sgt. Miloy.

Sgt. Benjamin.
Sgt. Coates.
Sgt. Price.


Flight Lieutenant,

for Wing Commander, Commanding,

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


E O Collcutt and Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Operations order 5 July 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 5, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7696.

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