Operations order 24 March 1944



Operations order 24 March 1944
Operation Serial No 27/44


Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 24/25 March 1944. Fourth member of each crew is underlined in red. Two crews flying with second pilot and one with second navigator. Includes duty personnel.



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[Underlined] SERIAL NO.37/44. [/underlined]

[Underlined] OPERATIONAL: [/underlined] The following crews and aircraft are hereby detailed for operational flying duties on 24/25th March, 1944.

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

S/Ldr. Hunter.

Sgt. Cooper.

F/O. Greenwood.

[Underlined] F/O. Willis. [/underlined]

Sgt. Salmon.

P/O. Miles.

P/O. Alexander.

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

F/Lt. Dorehill.DFC.

Sgt. Turrell.

Sgt. Norman.

[Underlined] F/S. Deacon. [/underlined]

F/S. Gurr.

Sgt. Woollard.

F/Lt. McCurdy.DFC.

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

P/O. Levy.

Sgt. Groom.

F/O. Box.

[Underlined] Sgt. Peck. [/underlined]

Sgt. McGuire.

Sgt. Evans.

Sgt. Thomas.

[Underlined] ND.565.C.(III). [/underlined]

P/O. Evans.

Sgt. Evans.

F/O. Garland.

[Underlined] F/S. Hatton. [/underlined]

Sgt. Myles.

Sgt. Burnard.

Sgt. Miller.

+ F/S. Terrell.

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

P/O. Smith.

Sgt. Bennett.

F/S. Farren.

[Underlined] F/O. Dutton. [/underlined]

Sgt. Hussey.

Sgt. Prowse.

Sgt. Hamlyn.

= F/S. Malick.

[Underlined] ME.672.A.(I). [/underlined]

P/O. Hayes.

Sgt. Ella.

Sgt. Dean.

[Underlined] Sgt. Fedoruck. [/underlined]

Sgt. Walker.

Sgt. Radcliffe.

Sgt. Perrie.

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

P/O. Stratis.

Sgt. Halt.

Sgt. Greenfield.

[Underlined] Sgt. Hawkes. [/underlined]

F/S. Knight.

Sgt. Page.

Sgt. Roe.

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

P/O. Cahtterton.

Sgt. Letts.

F/O. Reyland.

[Underlined] F/S. Scott. [/underlined]

Sgt. Michie.

Sgt. Champion.

Sgt. Davidson.

= F/O. Calder.

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

P/O. Manning.

Sgt. Wren.

Sgt. Woodwards.

[Underlined] F/S. Roberts. [/underlined]

Sgt. Davidson.

Sgt. Hedley.

F/S. Murray.

+ F/O. Smith.

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

P/O. Frost.

Sgt. Stanton.

F/S. Ashton.

[Underlined] F/O. Devon. [/underlined]

Sgt. Johnson.

Sgt. Carr.

Sgt. Bray.

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

W/O. Barton.

Sgt. Thompson.

F/O. Maury.

[Underlined] F/S. Barnes. [/underlined]

Sgt. Willett.

F/O. Rimmer.

P/O. Clarke.DF M.

[Underlined] DUTY CREW. [/underlined]

P/O. Black.

Sgt. Jeffrey.

Sgt. Legge.

F/S. Forman.

Sgt. Jacobs.

Sgt. Nutty.

F/S. Tiller.

Sgt. Chalmers.

Note:- + 2nd. Pilots. = 2nd. Navigators.




Nav. & Spec. Bus will leave Officers & Sgts. Messes at

Captains Bus will leave Officers Mess at

Officer i/c Night Flying: S/Ldr.Cockbain. Duty F/Eng.: F/S. Blundell.

Duty Electricians: As detailed by Squadron Electrical Section.

Duty Photos: Sgt. White & AC. Garrard. Duty Sigs: LAC. Moore.

Duty Armr. N.C.O.: Cpl. Ebodes. Duty Flight N.C.O’s: Sgts. Green & Burford.

Duty Clerk: L.A.C. Gumprich. Duty Gunnery Officers: F/O. Mills & F/S. Lloyd.

Duty F/Eng. Officer: F/Lt. Burrows. Duty Sigs.: P/O. Roberts. Duty A/B.: F/Lt. Lowry.


Flight Lieutenant,

for Wing Commander,


[Underlined] 44(Rhodesia)Squadron. [/underlined]


E O Collcutt and Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Operations order 24 March 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 4, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7791.

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