Operations order 25 February 1944



Operations order 25 February 1944
Operational and training detail for 25/26 February 1944 Serial 21/44


Lists crews and aircraft for operations on 25/26 February 1944. The fourth member of each crew is underlined and ticked. Includes two standby crews, briefing times and duty personnel.



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[Underlined] NO. 44 (RHODESIA) SQUADRON. 25TH FEBRUARY, 1944. [/underlined]


SERIAL NO. 21/44. [/underlined]

[Underlined] OPERATIONAL. [/underlined] The following crews and aircraft are hereby detailed for operational flying on 25/26th February, 1944.

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

F/Lt. Dorchill. DFC.
Sgt. Turrell.
F/S. Wright.
[Underlined] F/S. Deacon. [/underlined]
Sgt. Gilmour.
F/S. Bracegirdle.
F/S. Mullen

[Underlined] LM.306.L.(III). [/underlined]

F/Lt. Phillips.
Sgt. Carter.
F/O. Gourlay.
[Underlined] Sgt. Taylor [/underlined]
P.O. Bennett.
Sgt. Curtis.
W/O. Dowling.

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

Sgt. Levy.
Sgt. Groom.
F/O. Fox.
[Underlined] Sgt. Peck. [/underlined]
Sgt. McGuire.
Sgt. McNally.
Sgt. Thomas.

[Underlined] ND.576.M.(III). [/underlined]

F/O. Fynn.
Sgt. Orme.
Sgt. Adder.
[Underlined] Sgt. Clarke. [/underlined]
Sgt. Johnson.
Sgt. Jack.
Sgt, Sagar.

[Underlined] ND.574.J.(III) [/underlined]

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

[Underlined] ND.573.S.(III).

P.O. Charlesworth.
Sgt. Jeffrey.
Sgt. Hill.
[Underlined] Sgt. Fedoruck. [/underlined]
Sgt. Myles.
W/O. Thomas.
Sgt. Evans.

[Underlined] ND.520.A.(III) [/underlined]

F/O. Bartlett.
Sgt. Middleton.
F/S. Sturges.
[Underlined] Sgt. Hoad. [/underlined]
Sgt. Scott.
Sgt. Swingler.
Sgt. Cowley.

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

P.O. Porter.
Sgt. Waugh.
F/S. Davies.
[Underlined] Sgt. Lander. [/underlined]
F/S. Barclay.
W/O. Pass.
Sgt. Bowen.

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

F/Lt. Mercer. DFC..
Sgt. Capps.
F/O. Young.
[Underlined] F/S. Barker. [/underlined]
P/O. Baker.
F/S. Pratt.
W/O. Wilkie.

[Underlined] XD.56[undecipherable](III). [/underlined]

P/O. Oakley.
Sgt. Campbell.
F/O. Cartlidge.
[Underlined] F/S. Binns. [/underlined]
Sgt. Naylor.
Sgt. Miles.
F/Sgt. Pratt. DFM.

[Underlined] ND.578.Y.(III). [/underlined]
P/O. Chatterton.
Sgt. Letts.
F/O. Reyland.
[Underlined] F/S. Scott. [/underlined]
Sgt. Michie.
Sgt. Champion.
Sgt. Davidson.

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

W/O. Barton.
Sgt. Thompson.
Sgt. Taylor.
[Underlined] Sgt. Barnes. [/underlined]
Sgt. Willett.
Sgt. Joy.
Sgt. Hummell.

[Underlined] EE.185.K.(III). [/underlined]

F/Lt. Wiggin.
Sgt. Bennett 022.
F/O. Maury.
[Underlined] F/O. [deleted] Rogers. [/deleted] [/underlined] [inserted] MARSHALL [/inserted]
Sgt. Dicken.
F/O. Rimmer.
F/S. Alexander,

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

F/O. Stephenson.
Sgt. Langford.
F/S. Airey.
[Underlined] Sgt. Wilson. [/underlined]
Sgt. Robinson.
F/S. Burden.
F/S. Hall.

[Underlined] STANDBY CREW 1. [/underlined] [Inserted] U [/inserted]

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

[Underlined] STANDBY CREW 2. [/underlined] [inserted] T [/inserted]

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

DUTY CREW: P/O. Evans. F/S. Faraday. F/O. Garland. F/S. Hatton.
Sgt. Ford. Sgt. Miller. F/S. Dean.

BRIEFING: NAVIGATORS: 13.15 hrs. [Underlined] SPEC.: 13.45 HRS. main: 14.10 hrs. [/underlined]
Nav. Bus will leave Sgts. Mess at 12.55 hrs & Officers Mess at 13.00 hrs.
1 bus will leave Sgts. Mess at 13.20 hrs. & 1 bus will leave Off. Mess 13.20 hrs.

Officer i/c Night Flying: S/Ldr. Cockbain. Duty F/Engineer. : Sgt. Evans.
Duty Electricians: LACs. Neary & Morgan. Duty Photos: Sgt. White & LAC Ellison.
Duty Sigs.: Cpl. Curtin. Duty Armr. NCOs.: Sgt. Adam & Cpl. Munro.
Duty Flt.NCO’s: Sgts. Fagan & Arrowsmith.
Duty Clerk: LAC. Wyle. Duty Flight NCO’s: Sgts. Spindley & Molson.
[Underlined] Duty Air Bomber: F/Lt. Lowry. [/underlined] Duty Sigs. Officer: P.O. Roberts.
Duty F/E. Leader: 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 25 February 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 14, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7882.

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