Operations order 26 March 1944



Operations order 26 March 1944
Operational and training detail for night of 26/27 March 1944 Serial 38/44


Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 26/27 March 1944. The fourth member of each crew is underlined and ticked, Includes two standby crews with aircraft allocated annotated alongside. Shows timings and duty personnel



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[Underlined] NO. 44 (RHODESIA) SQUADRON. 26TH MARCH, 1944. [/underlined]


SERIAL NO. 38/44. [/underlined]

[Underlined] OPERATIONAL: [/underlined] The following crews and aircraft are hereby detailed for operational flying duties on the night of 26/27th March, 1944.

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

S/Ldr. Cockbain.
F/S. Faraday.
F/Lt. Waterkeyn.
F/Lt. Lowry.
Sgt. Dicken.
W/O. Pass.
F/s. Dean.
F/O. Wareham.

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

P/O. Levy.
Sgt. Groom.
F/O. Fox.
Sgt. Peck.
Sgt. McGuire.
Sgt. Evans.
Sgt Thomas.

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

P/O. Stratis.
Sgt. Halt.
Sgt. Greenfield.
Sgt. Hawkes.
F/S. Knight.
Sgt. Page.
Sgt. Roe.

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

P/O. Chatterton.
Sgt. Letts.
F/O. Reyland.
F/S. Scott.
Sgt. Michie.
Sgt. Champion.
Sgt. Davidson.
+ F/S. Kennedy.

[Underlined] ND.698G.Q.(III). [/underlined]

P/O. Manning.
Sgt. Wren.
Sgt. Woodwards.
F/S. Roberts.
Sgt. Davison.
Sgt. Hedley.
F/S. Murrey.
=F/S. Young.

[Underlined] ME.629.R.(I). [/underlined]

P/O. Frost.
Sgt. Stanton.
F/S. Ashton.
F/O. Devon.
Sgt. Johnson.
Sgt. Carr.
Sgt. Bray.

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

P/O. Skinner.
Sgt. Farmer.
F/S. Freeman.
Sgt. Prewer.
Sgt. Ward.
Sgt. Scott
Sgt. Singfield.

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

W/O. Barton.
Sgt. Thompson.
Sgt. Norman.
F/S. Barnes.
Sgt. Willett.
F/S. Groves.
F/O. Mills.DFM.
=F/S. Binien.

[handwritten note] F/P- 1430. [/handwritten note]

[Underlined] STANDBY NO.1. [handwritten note] H [/handwritten note] [/underlined]

P/O. Hobbs.
Sgt. Hall.
Sgt. Fenwick.
W/O. Scott.
Sgt. Garnsey.
Sgt. Wright.
Sgt. Ingram.

[Underlined] STANDBY NO.2. [handwritten note] J [/handwritten note] [/underlined]

P/O. Smith.
Sgt. Bennett.
F/S. Farren.
F/O. Dutton.
Sgt. Hussey.
Sgt. Prowse.
Sgt. Dack.

[Underlined] DUTY CREW. [/underlined]

F/O. Stephenson
Sgt. Langford.
F/S. Airey.
Sgt. Wilson.
Sgt. Robinson.
F/S. Dorley.DFM.
F/S. White.DFM.

[Underlined] BRIEFING: [/underlined]

NAVIGATORS: [handwritten] 1600. [/handwritten]


MAIN: [handwritten] 1700 [/handwritten]

[Handwritten] MEAL – 1545 [/handwritten]

[Handwritten] U Reserve [/handwritten]

Nav.Bus will leave Officers Mess at [no text] and Sgts. Mess at [no text]
1 Bus will leave Officers Mess at [no text] and Sgts. Mess at [no text]

Officer i/c Night Flying: S/Ldr. Hunter. Duty Flight Engineer: Sgt. Capps.
Duty Electricians: LACs. Morgan & Coates. Duty Sigs: AC. Brewer.
Duty Armr.NCO: Cpl. Gibbons. Duty Photos: AC. Gerrard.
Duty Flight NCO’s. : Sgts. Gibbons & Le Blanc Smith. Duty Clerk: LAC. Hudson
Duty Sigs.Officer: F/O. Roberts. Duty F/Eng.: F/Lt.Burrows.DFC.
Duty Gunnery : F/Lt.McCurdy.DFC.

[Handwritten] K.L.J. [/handwritten]

[Signature] E O Collcutt [/signature]

Flight Lieutenant,
For Wing Commander,
[Underlined] No.44 (RHODESIA) SQUADRON. [/underlined]


E O Collcutt and Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Operations order 26 March 1944 ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed February 24, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7788.

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