Operations order 8 June 1944



Operations order 8 June 1944
Operational and training detail for night 8/9 June 1944 Serial No. 91/44


Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 8/9 June 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined and some ticked. Each crew has height annotated above it. Four crews are crossed through. Includes duty personnel.



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[Underlined] NO.44(RHODESIA)SQUADRON. 8TH JUNE, 1944. [/underlined]

[Underlined] OPERATIONAL AND TRAINNG DETAIL FOR NIGHT 8/9TH JUNE, 1944. SERIAL NO.91/44. [/underlined]

[Underlined] NE.138.Z.(III). [/underlined] 6

F/Sgt. Faraday.
F/Lt. Woodhouse.DFM.
[Underlined] F/O. McKenzie. [/underlined]
F/Lt. Rademeyer.DFC.
F/Sgt. Bracegirdle.
P/O. Dean.

[Underlined] ND.578.Y.(III). [/underlined] 6

F/Lt. White.
Sgt. Rickeard.
F/S. Jones.
[Underlined] Sgt. Jenkins. [/underlined]
P/O. Marston.
Sgt. Burnett.
Sgt. Nicholson.

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

[Diagonal line through this crew list]

F/Lt. Stephenson.
F/S. Bristow.
F/S. Airey.
[Underlined] F/S. Wilson. [/underlined]
Sgt. Robinson.
F/O. Mills.DFM.
P/O. White.DFM.

[Underlined] ND.552.X.(III). [/underlined] 65

F/O. Smith.
Sgt. Barber.
F/O. Calder.
[Underlined] Sgt. Steele. [/underlined]
Sgt. Bozier.
Sgt. Blackie.
Sgt. Brett.

[Underlined] LM.592.Q.(III). [/underlined] 7

F/O. Hough.
Sgt. Hoar.
Sgt. Priestly.
[Underlined] Sgt. Singer. [/underlined]
Sgt. Nichols.
Sgt. Anderson.
Sgt. Hanna.

[Underlined] NN.697.R.(I). [/underlined]

[Diagonal line through this crew list]

F/O. Balsdon.
F/O. Clubb.
[Underlined] Sgt. Walters. [/underlined]
F/Sgt. White.
Sgt. Burns.
Sgt. O’Neill.

[Underlined] LL.938.S.(I). [/underlined] 75

P/O. Graaff.
Sgt. Critchley.
F/O. Hildrew.
[Underlined] Sgt. Gibberson. [/underlined]
Sgt. Burke.
Sgt. Payne.
Sgt. Hore.

[Underlined] ME.804.O.(I). [/underlined] 8

P/O. Richards.
Sgt. Thompson.
Sgt. Fazackerly.
[Underlined] Sgt. Buckby. [/underlined]
Sgt. Pursglove.
Sgt. Spinks.
Sgt. Greenfield.

[Underlined] ME.628.V.(I). [/underlined] 7

F/S. Oswald.
Sgt. Hurley.
W/O. Shoebottom.
[Underlined] F/S. White. [/underlined]
W/O. Richardson.
Sgt. Hutchinson.
Sgt. Sargent.

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

[Diagonal line through this crew list]

S/Ldr. Hildred.
Sgt. Bender.
F/O. Turner.
[Underlined] F/S. Treloar. [/underlined]
F/S. Parker.
F/O. Hourigan.
F/O. Bradshaw.

[Underlined] ND.973.A.(III). [/underlined] 65

P/O. Baxter.
Sgt. Betterton.
W/O. Rutherford.
[Underlined] W/O. Young. [/underlined]
W/O. Scholes.
Sgt. Taylor.
Sgt. Whitfield.

[Underlined] ME.791.K.(I). [/underlined] 8

F/S. Binion.
F/S. Brindle.DFM.
Sgt. Kennedy.
[Underlined] F/S. Gebhard. [/underlined]
Sgt. Stroud.
Sgt. Micalchuk.
Sgt. Knox.

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

[Diagonal line through this crew list]

F/O. Merrick.
Sgt. Carling.
F/O. Poulter.
[Underlined] F/O. Bartlett. [/underlined]
Sgt. Dickenson.
Sgt. Warll.
Sgt. Thomas.

[Underlined] ND.751.J.(III). [/underlined] 75

P/O. Aiken.
Sgt. Lewarne.
F/S. Riddoch.
[Underlined] Sgt. Simmons. [/underlined]
Sgt. Rawson.
Sgt. Hare.
Sgt. Lewis.

[Underlined] LL.965.C.(I). [/underlined] 7

P/O. Ibbotson.
Sgt. Worrall.
F/S. Greatz.
[Underlined] F/S. Murray. [/underlined]
Sgt. Andrews.
Sgt. Whaitehand.
Sgt. Wells.

[Underlined] ME.694.L.(I). [/underlined] 6

P/O. Stockwell.
Sgt. Kemp.
Sgt. Frost.
[Underlined] Sgt. Lumsden. [/underlined]
Sgt. Ball.
Sgt. Boland.
Sgt. Stocking.

DUTY CREW: P/O. DICKEN. Sgt. Lewis. Sgt. Langford. Sgt. Waters. Sgt. King. Sgt. Flaherty.

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

Officer i/c Night Flying: W/Cdr. Thompson.DFC.AFC.
Duty Flight Engineer: Sgt. Flaherty.
Duty Electricians: LACs. Coates & Morgan.
Duty Photos: Sgt. White.
Duty Sigs: Cpl. Russell. & AC. Brewer.
Duty Armr.NCOs.: F/S. Pilkington & Cpl. Wilson.
Duty Flight NCOs.: Sgts. Brock & Lumsden.
Duty Clerk: L.A.C. Gumprich.
Duty Sigs.Officer: F/O. Hodge.
Duty F/E.Officer: Sgt. Waters.
Duty Gunnery: W/O. Groves.
Duty A/Bomber: F/Lt. Lowry.


Flight Lieutenant.

for Wing Commander, Commanding,

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

[Deleted] X L A. Q. [/deleted]



E O Collcutt and Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Operations order 8 June 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 30, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7757.

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