Operations order 10 April 1944



Operations order 10 April 1944
Operational and training detail for night 10/11 April 1944 Serial 43/44


Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 10/11 April 1944. The fourth member of all but one crew is underlined in red and ticked. Fourth crew member is third crew down on left is replaced annotated 'McCullum'. Includes three standby crews each with allocated aircraft annotated alongside. Includes times for briefings and duty personnel.



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[Underlined] NO. 44 (RHODESIA) SQUADRON. 10th APRIL 1944. [/underlined]

[Underlined] OPERATIONAL ANDTRAINING [sic] DETAIL FOR NIGHT OF 10/11th APRIL 1944. SERIAL NO. 43/44. [/underlined]

[Underlined] OPERATIONAL. [/underlined] The following crews and aircraft are hereby detailed for operational flying on the night of 10/11th April 1944.

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

F/Lt. Higgs.
Sgt. Cowan.
P/O. Black.
[Underlined] P/O. Would. [/underlined] L.O.
P/O. Williams.
F/Sgt. Tiller.
Sgt. Chalmers.

[Underlined] ND. 519.”E”. (III) [/underlined]

Sgt. Haley.
F/O. Greenfield.
[Underlined] Sgt. Hawkes. [/underlined]
F/Sgt. Knight.
Sgt. Page.
Sgt. Roe.

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

P/O. Davey.
Sgt. Legge.
F/Sgt. Foreman.
[Underlined] Sgt. Jacobs. [/underlined]
Sgt. Nutty.
Sgt. Bray.
Sgt. Carter.

[Underlined] ME. 741 .“D”. (III [/underlined]

F/Sgt. Binion.
F/Sgt. Brindle.
Sgt. Kennedy.
[Underlined] Sgt. Cobbard. [/underlined]
Sgt. Stroud.
Sgt. Mucale
Sgt. Knox.

[Underlined] ND. 741. “K”. (III) [/underlined]

F/O. Herrick.
Sgt. Carling.
F/O. Poulter.
[Underlined] F/O. Bartlett. [/underlined]
Sgt. Dickinson.
Sgt. Warll.
Sgt. Thomas.

[Underlined] NE. 628. “H”. (I) [/underlined]

W/Cdr. Thompson.
F/Lt. Borrows.
Sgt. Young
[Underlined] F/O. Clegg. [/underlined]
P/O. Roberts.
SGT. Hall.
Sgt. Burdon.

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

F/O. Stephenson.
Sgt. Langford.
F/S. Airey.
[Underlined] Sgt. Wilson. [/underlined]
Sgt. Robinson.
F/S. Dooley.DFM.
F/S. White.DFM.

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

P/O. Bradburn.
F/S. Jones.
Sgt. Norman.
[Underlined] P/O. Gillard. [/underlined]
Sgt. Woolley.
F/S. Lloyd.
P/O. Clarke.DFM.

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

P/O. Chatterton.
Sgt. Letts.
F/O. Reyland.
F/S. [deleted] Barker [/deleted] McCALLUM
Sgt. Michie.
W/O. Pass.
Sgt. Davidson.

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

W/O. Barton.
Sgt. Thompson.
F/S. Stancer.
[Underlined] F/S. Barnes. [/underlined]
P/O. Baker.
F/S. Groves.
F/O. Mills.DFM.

[Underlined] ND.573.S.(III). [/underlined]

P/O. Skinner.
Sgt. Farmer.
F/S. Freeman.
[Underlined] Sgt. Prewer. [/underlined]
Sgt. Ward.
Sgt. Scott.
Sgt. Singfield.

[Underlined] ND.689G.O.(III). [/underlined]

P/O. Hobbs.
Sgt. Hall.
Sgt. Fenwick.
[Underlined] W/O. Scott. [/underlined]
Sgt. Garnsey.
Sgt. Wright.
Sgt. Ingram.

[Underlined] STANDBY 1. [/underlined] T

F/S. Young.
Sgt. Robinson.
F/O. Wareham.
[Underlined] Sgt. Wainwright. [/underlined]
Sgt. Jackson.
Sgt. Rennie.
Sgt. Routledge.

[Underlined] STANDBY 2. [/underlined] R

F/S. Kewley.
Sgt. Booth.
F/S. Mitchell.
[Underlined] Sgt. Roseigh. [/underlined]
Sgt. Webber.
Sgt. Lees.
Sgt. Rutzki.

[Underlined] STANDBY 3. [/underlined] Q

F/S. Price.
Sgt. Newbigin.
F/S. O’Connor.
[Underlined] Sgt. Nicholls. [/underlined]
Sgt. Callender.
Sgt. Heald.
Sgt. Doyle.

[Underlined] DUTY CREW. [/underlined]

Sgt. Aherne.
Sgt. O’Connor.
Sgt. Simmons.
Sgt. Rawson.
Sgt. Hare.
Sgt. Lewis.
Sgt. Blackie.
Sgt. Brett.
Sgt. Watts.



Nav & Spec. Bus will leave Officers Mess at and Sgts. Mess at
1 Bus will leave Officers Mess at and Sgts. Mess at

Officer i/c Night Flying: S/Ldr. Cockbain. Duty F/Eng.: Sgt. Aherne.
Duty Electricians:As detailed by F/S. Wallis. Duty Photos: Sgt. White.
Duty Sigs: Cpl. Curtin & AC. Skilleter. Duty Armr.NCO’s: Cpl. Lomax.
Duty Flight NCO’s: Sgts. Gibbons & Arrowsmith. Duty Clerk: LAC.Beard.
Duty A/B.: F/O. Clegg. Duty F/E.: Sgt. Bennett.022. Duty Sigs: As detailed by F/O. Roberts. Duty Gunnery: F/O. Rimmer.


Flight Lieutenant, for Wing Commander,

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


E O Collcutt and Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Operations order 10 April 1944 ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 18, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7771.

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