Operations order 14 June 1944



Operations order 14 June 1944
Operational and training detail for night of 14/15 June 1944 Serial No. 95/44


Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night of 14/15 June 1944. Includes three standby crews and duty personnel. Two operational and all standby crews are crossed through.



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

[Underlined] OPERATIONAL AND TRAINING DETAIL FOR NIGHT OF 14/15TH JUNE, 1944. SERIAL NO. 95/44. [/underlined]

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

W/Cdr. Thompson.DFC.
P/O. Bristow.
F/S. Stancer.
F/Lt. Lowry.
F/O. Roberts. DFC.
F/S. Burden.
F/S. Hall.
+P/O. Oxborrow.

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

S/Ldr. Hildred.
Sgt. Bender.
F/O. Turner.
F/S. Treloar.
F/S. Parker.
F/O. Hourigan.
F/O. Bradshaw.

[Underlined] ND.973.A. (III). [/underlined]

P/O. Baxter.
Sgt. Betterton.
W/O. Rutherford.
W/O. Young.
W/O. Scholes.
Sgt. Taylor.
Sgt. Whitfield.

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

P/O. Davey.
Sgt. Legge.
F/S. Forman.
Sgt. Jacobs.
Sgt. Nutty.
W/O. Pass.
Sgt. Carter.
=Sgt. Hamilton.

[Underlined] ND.751.J. (III). [/underlined]

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

[Underlined] ME.743.G. (I). [/underlined]

F/Lt. Merrick.
Sgt. Carling.
F/O. Poulter.
F/O. Bartlett.
Sgt. Dickinson.
Sgt. Warll.
Sgt. Thomas.

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

F/S. Slade.
Sgt. Crammond.
F/S. Henderson.
F/O. Shute.
F/S. Bishop.
Sgt. Beechley.
Sgt. Spankie.

[Diagonal line through this crew]

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

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

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

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

[Underlined] ME.699.T. (I). [/underlined]

F/Lt. Stephenson.
Sgt. Langford.
P/O. Airey.
F/S. Wilson.
Sgt. Robinson.
F/O. Mills. DFM.
P/O. White.DFM.

[Underlined] ND.552.X. (III). [/underlined]

F/O. Smith.
Sgt. Barber.
F/O. Calder.
Sgt. Steele.
Sgt. Bezier.
Sgt. Blackie.
Sgt. Brent.
=W/O. Sargeant.

[Underlined] LM.592.Q. (III). [/underlined]

F/O. Hough.
Sgt. Hoar.
Sgt. Priestley.
Sgt. Singer.
Sgt. Nichols.
Sgt. Anderson.
Sgt. Hanna.
=Sgt. Hunter.

[Underlined] LL.938.S. (I). [/underlined]

P/O. Graaf.
Sgt. Critchley.
F/O. Purvis.DFC.
Sgt. Gibberson.
F/O. Hodge.
W/O. Groves.
W/O. Holland.

[Underlined] ME.804.O. (I). [/underlined]

P/O. Richards.
Sgt. Thompson.
Sgt. Fazackerly.
Sgt. Buckby.
Sgt. Purselove.
Sgt. Spink.
Sgt. Greenfield.

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

F/S. Canty.
Sgt. Clarke
F/O. Vowes.
Sgt. Norris.
P/O. Crook.
Sgt. Best.
Sgt. Powell.

[Diagonal line through this crew]

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

F/O. Carnegie.
Sgt. Burnham.
Sgt. Prior.
Sgt. Holt.
F/S. Lillywhte.
Sgt. Dare.
Sgt. Fenney.

[Diagonal line through this crew]

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

F/S. Oswald.
Sgt. Hunley.
W/O. Shoebottom.
F/S. White.
W/O. Richardson.
Sgt. Hutchinson.
Sgt. Sargent.

[Diagonal line through this crew]

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

P/O. Scholtz.
Sgt. Wainwright.
F/S. Tobin.
Sgt. Willson.
Sgt. Preston.
Sgt. Pring.
Sgt. Barnett.

[Diagonal line and a tick through this crew]

[Underlined] DUTY CREW. [/underlined]

P/O. McCallum.
Sgt. Such.
F/S. Leonrd.
Sgt. Martin.
F/S. Phillips.
Sgt. McKenzie.

[Underlined] BRIEFING: [/underlined]





NOTE: + 2nd Pilots
= 2nd Nav.

Officer i/c Night Flying: S/Ldr. Cockbain.DFC. Duty F/Eng: To be detailed.
Duty Electricians: ACs. Edward & Ward. Duty Photos: Sgt. White.
Duty Sigs: Cpl. Russel & AC. Brewer Duty Armr.NCO: Sgt. Munro & Cpl. Gibbons.
Duty Flight NCO’s: Sgts Gibbon & Lumsden. Duty Clerk: L.A.C. Hudson.
Duty Sigs Officer: To be detailed. Duty F/E. Officer: To be detailed.
Duty A/Bomber: F/Lt. Lowry. Duty Gunnery: P/O. Dean & F/S. Bracegirdle.


Wing Commander, Commanding,


E O Collcutt and Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Operations order 14 June 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 22, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7726.

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