Operations order 19 March 1944



Operations order 19 March 1944
Operational and training detail for night 19/20 March 1944 Serial No 33/44


Lists crews and aircraft for operations on night 19/20 March 1944. The fourth member of each crew is underlined, some are ticked and the two in standby crews are annotated with 'X'. Includes briefing times and duty personnel.



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[Underlined] NO.44(RHODESIA)SQUADRON 19TH MARCH, 1944. [/underlined]

[Underlined] OPERATIONAL AND TRAINING DETAIL FOR NIGHT OF 19/20TH MARCH, 1944 SERIAL NO.33/44. [/underlined]

[Underlined] OPERATIONAL [/underlined] The following crews and aircraft are hereby detailed for operational flying duties on the night of 19/20th 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] MD.565.C.(III). [/underlined]

Sgt. Evans.
F/O. Garland.
[Underlined] F/S. Hatton. [/underlined]
Sgt. Myles.
Sgt. Burnard.
Sgt. Miller.

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

P/O. Porter.
Sgt. Waugh.
P/O. Davies.
[Underlined] Sgt. Lander. [/underlined]
Sgt. Knight.
W/O. Pass.
Sgt. Bewen.

{Underlined] MM.434.F.(III). [/underlined]

P/O. Smith.
Sgt. Bennett.
F/S. Farron.
[Underlined] F/O. Dutton. [/underlined]
Sgt. Hussey.
Sgt. Prowse.
Sgt. Hamlyn.

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

P/O. Hayes.
Sgt. Ella.
Sgt. Wellfare.
[Underlined] P/O. Dunn. [/underlined]
Sgt. Walker.
Sgt. Radcliffe.
Sgt. Porrio.

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

P/O. Bradburn.
F/S. Blundell.
Sgt. Norman.
[Underlined] P/O. Gillard. [/underlined]
Sgt. Woolley.
F/S. Lloyd.
F/Lt. McCurdy.DFC.

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

P/O. Chatterton.
Sgt. Letts.
F/O. Reyland.
[Underlined] F/S. Scott. [/underlined]
Sgt. Richie.
Sgt. Champion.
Sgt. Shaw.

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

P/O. Manning.
Sgt. Thompson.
Sgt. Woodwards.
[Underlined] F/S. Roberts. [/underlined]
Sgt. Davison.
Sgt. Hedley.
F/s. Murray.

[Underlined] ND.538.T.(III). [/underlined]

P/O. Butt.
Sgt. Jeffrey.
F/O. Sparrow.
[Underlined] Sgt. Craven. [/underlined]
Sgt. Donald.
Sgt. Holmes.
Sgt. Scott.

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

P/O. Frost.
Sgt. Stanton.
F/S. Ashton.
[Underlined] F/O. Devon. [/underlined]
Sgt. Percival.
Sgt. Carr.
Sgt. Booth.

[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 NO.1. P [/underlined]

F/Lt. Dorehill.DFC.
Sgt. Turrell.
F/S. Wright.
[Underlined] F/S. Deacon. [/underlined]
F/S. Gurr.
Sgt. Woollard.
F/S. Nullott.

[Underlined] STANDBY NO.2. X [/underlined]

P/O. Higgs.DFC.
Sgt. Cowen.
P/O. Black.
[Underlined] P/O. Would. [/underlined]
P/O. Williams.
F/S. Tiller.
Sgt. Chalmers.

[Underlined] DUTY CREW. [/underlined]

P/O. Young.
F/S. Faraday.
F/Sgt. Bracegirdle.
F/Sgt. Dean.
F/Sgt. Holland.
Sgt. Fedoruk.
F/S. Hill.
F/S. Barnes.

F.P. 1430.

NAVIGATORS & SPEC.: 1640 hrs.
CAPTAINS : 17.10 hrs.
MAIN: 17.40 hrs.

Nav & Spec. bus will leave Officers & Sgts. Messes at 16.25 hrs. Captains bus will leave Officers Mess at 16.55 hrs.

Operational Meal: 15.45 hrs.

Officer i/c Night Flying : S/L. Cockbain. Duty F/Eng.: Sgt. Butland.
Duty Electricians: LACs. Warwick & Spittle. Duty Photos: Sgt. White ‘& LAC. Ellison.
Duty Sigs.: Cpl. Russell. Duty Armr.NCO’s: As detailed by W/O. Lowe & Cpl. Ebdes.
Duty Flight NCO’s: Sgt. Lumsden & Brook. Duty Clerk : LAC. Wyle.
Duty A/Bomber : F/Lt. Lowry. Duty F/Eng.: F/Lt. Burrows.DFC. Duty Gunnery: F/O.Hills.
Duty Sigs.: P/O. Roberts.


Flight Lieutenant,

for Squadron Leader,


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


E O Collcutt and Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Operations order 19 March 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 15, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7805.

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