Operations order 22 March 1944



Operations order 22 March 1944
Operational and training detail for night 22/23 March 1944 Serial No. 36/44


Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 22/23 March 1944. The fourth member of each crew is underlined and ticked. Includes one standby crew with aircraft 'T' annotated alongside. Includes timings and duty personnel.



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[Underlined] OPERATIONAL AND TRAINING DETAILS [Missing words] SERIAL NO. 36/44. [/underlined]

[Underlined] OPERATIONAL: [/underlined] The following crews and aircraft are hereby detailed for operational flying duties on 22/23rd. March, 1944.

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

F/Lt. Dorehill.DFC.

Sgt Turrell.

F/S. Wright.

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

F/S. Gurr.

Sgt. Woollard.

F/S. Mullett.

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

P/O. Levy.

Sgt. Groom.

F/O. Fox.

[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.

[Underlined] ND.518.D.(III). [/underlined]

P/O. Porter.

Sgt. Waugh.

P/O. Davies.

[Underlined] Sgt. Lander. [/underlined]

F/S. Barclay.

Sgt. Holmes.

Sgt. Bowen.

[Underlined] ND.754.J.(III). [/underlined]

P/O. Smith.

Sgt. Bennett.

F/S. Farren.

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

Sgt. Hussey.

Sgt. Prowse.

Sgt. Hamlyn.

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

F/Lt. Wiggin.DFC.

Sgt. Jones.

F/O. Maury.

[Underlined] F/O. Marshall.DFC. [/underlined]

Sgt. Dicken.

F/O. Rimmer.

P/O. Clarke.DFM.

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

P/O. Hayes.

Sgt. Ella.

Sgt. Wellfare.

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

Sgt. Walker.

Sgt. Radcliffe.

Sgt. Perrie.

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

P/O. Stratis.

Sgt. Halt.

Sgt. Greenfield.

[Underlined] Sgt. Hawkes. [/underlined]

F/S. Knight.

Sgt. Page.

Sgt. Roe.

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

P/O. Bradburn.

F/S. Blundell.

Sgt. Norman.

[Underlined] P/O. Gillard. [/underlined]

Sgt. Woolley.

F/S. Lloyd.

F/O. Mills.DFM.

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


Sgt. Letts.

F/O. Reyland.

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

Sgt. Michie.

Sgt. Champion.

Sgt. Davidson.

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

P/O. Manning.

Sgt. Wren.

Sgt. Woodwards.

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

Sgt. Davison.

Sgt. Hedley.

F/S. Murray.

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

P/O. Frost.

Sgt. Stanton.

F/S. Ashton.

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

Sgt. Johnson.

Sgt. Carr.

F/S. McCoy.

[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. Young.

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

Sgt. Willett.

Sgt. Scott.

Sgt. Hummell.

[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 CREW. [/underlined] T

P/O. Butt.

Sgt. Butland.

F/O. Sparrow.

[Underlined] Sgt. Whiter. [/underlined]

Sgt. Donald.

Sgt. Shaw.

F/S. Spurden.

[Underlined] DUTY CREW: [/underlined] P/O. Would. P/O. Williams. Sgt. Legge. F/S. Norman.

Sgt. Jacobs. Sgt. Nutty. Sgt. Kave. Sgt. Carter.

BRIEFING: NAVIGATORS & [deleted] SPEC [/deleted] SPEC & CAPTAINS: 1600 MAIN: 1630

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

Captains Bus will leave Officers Mess at

Officer i/c Night Flying: S/Ldr. Hunter. Duty F/Eng.: Sgt. Cooper.

Duty Electricians: Asdetailed [sic] by Cpl. Lang. Duty Photos: Sgt. White & AC. Gerrard.

Duty Armr.NCO’s.: Cpl. Gibbons. Duty Flight NCO’s.: Sgts. Parker & Twells.

Duty Clerk: LAC. Wyle. Duty Sigs.Officer: P/O. Roberts.

Duty Gunnery: F/Lt.McCurdy.DFC. Duty A/Bomber: F/Lt.Lowry.

Duty F/Eng.: F/Lt. Burrows.DFC.


Flight Lieutenant,

for Wing Commander,


[Underlined] NO.44(Rhodesia)Squadron. [/underlined]


E O Collcutt and Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Operations order 22 March 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 21, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7795.

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