Operations order 5 April 1944



Operations order 5 April 1944
Operational and training detail for the night of 5/6 April 1944 Serial 41/44


Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 5/6 April 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined and ticked. Includes briefing times and duty personnel




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[Underlined] NO. 44 (RHODESIA) SQUADRON. 5th APRIL 1944. [/underlined]

[Underlined] OPERATIONAL AND TRAINING DETIALS FOR NIGHT OF 5/6th 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 5/6th April 1944.

[Underlined] ME.628.H.(I). [/underlined]

F/Lt. Dorehill.
Sgt. Turrell.
F/O. Maury.
[Underlined] F/O. Marshall. [/underlined]
Sgt. Carr.
Sgt. Woollard.
F/O. Rimmer.

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

P/O. Stratis.
Sgt. Haly.
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. Astle.
Sgt. Carter.

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

F/Sgt. Binion.
F/Sgt. Brindle.
Sgt. Kennedy.
[Underlined] Sgt. Cobhard. [/underlined]
Sgt. Stroud.
Sgt. Mucalchuk.
Sgt. Knox.

[Underlined] ND. 515. Z. (III). [/underlined]

W/Cdr. Thompson.DFC.
F/Lt. Burrows.DFC.
F/O. Young.
[Underlined] F/O. Clegg. [/underlined]
P/O. Roberts.
F/Sgt. Burden.
F/Sgt. Hall.

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

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

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

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

[Underlined] Nd.698.CC.Q. [/underlined]

F/O. Manning.
Sgt. Wren.
Sgt. Woodward.
[Underlined] Sgt. Barker. [/underlined]
Sgt. Davison.
Sgt. Hadley.
F/Sgt. Morray.

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

P/O. Chatterton.
Sgt. Letts.
F/O. Reyland.
[Underlined] F/Sgt. Scott. [/underlined]
Sgt. Mitchell.
Sgt. Champion.
Sgt. Davidson.

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

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

[Underlined] DUTY CREW. [/underlined]

F/Sgt. Bracegirdle.
F/Sgt. Dean.
F/Sgt. Farafay.
F/Sgt. Price
Sgt. Newbiggin.
F/Sgt. O’Connor.
Sgt. Michells.
Sgt. Callender.
Sgt. Heald.
Sgt. Doyle.

BRIEFING: NAVIGATORS: SPEC: 17 [deleted] 45 [/deleted] 1715 CAP 1745 MAIN: [deleted] 1815 [/deleted] 18.15

Nav. Bus will leave Officer Mess at and Sgts. Mess at
1 Bus will leave Officers at and Sgts. Mess at

Officer i/c Night Flying: S/Ldr. Hunter. Duty Flight Engineer: Sgt. Capps.
Duty Electricians: LAC.Sutherland. LAC.Spittle. Duty Photos: LAC. Ellison.
Duty Signals: Cpl.Wright. AC. Burnside. Duty Flight N.C.O’s: Sgt. Brock
Sgt. Le Blach Smith. Duty Armr.N.C.O’s: Cpl. Ebodes. Duty Clerk: LAC. Hudson.
Duty F/E. F/S. Faraday. Duty A/B: To be detailed. Duty Gunnery: F/Sgt. Tiller.
Duty Sigs. Sgt. Dickens. P/O. Hodge.


Flight Lieutenant.

for Wing Commander, Commanding.

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


E O Collcutt, “Operations order 5 April 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 1, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7780.

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