Operations order 30 January 1944



Operations order 30 January 1944
Operational and training detail for 30/31 January 1944 Serial No. 11/44


Lists crews and aircraft for operations on 30/31 January 1944. The fourth member of each crew is underlined. Included two standby crews with aircraft letters annotated. Shows briefing times and lists duty personnel. Page is written over with unintelligible large letters.



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[Underlined] NO.44(RHODESIA)SQUADRON. 30TH JANUARY, 1944. [underlined]

[Underlined] OPERATIONAL AND TRAINING DETAIL FOR 30/31ST. JANUARY, 1944. SERIAL NO.11/44. [/underlined]

[Underlined] OPERATIONAL. [/underlined] The following crews and aircraft are hereby detailed for operational flying duties on 30/31st. January, 1944.

[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] DV.166.B.(III). [/underlined]

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

[Underlined] ND.514.C.(III). [/underlined]

[Indecipherable writing across this crew list]

P.O. Lyford.
Sgt. Semple.
Sgt. Tijou.
[Underlined] F/S. Owen. [/underlined]
Sgt. Keen.
Sgt. Marrs.
Sgt. Wainwright.

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

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

[Underlined] ED.611.J.(III). [/underlined]

P.O. Hayes.
Sgt. Ella.
Sgt. Dean.
[Underlined] F/O. Dunn. [/underlined]
Sgt. Walker.
Sgt. Radcliffe.
Sgt. [indecipherable]

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

P/O. Bradburn.
F/Lt. Burrows.
Sgt. Norman.
[Underlined] Sgt.Gillard. [/underlined]
F/O. Rademeyer.
F/Lt. McCurdy.DFC.
F/Sgt. Lloyd.

[Underlined] W.4933.Y.(MIN) (I). [/underlined]

P.O. Chatterton.
Sgt. Letts.
F/O. Reyland.
[Underlined] Sgt. Scott. [/underlined]
Sgt. Michie.
Sgt. Champion.
Sgt. Davidson.

[Underlined] JA.684.Q.(III). [/underlined]

P.O. Manning.
Sgt. Wren.
Sgt. Woodwards.
[Underlined] Sgt. Roberts. [/underlined]
Sgt. Davison.
Sgt. Hedley.
Sgt. Murray.

[Underlined] ME.573.S.(I). [/underlined]

P.O. Gee.
Sgt. Turner.
Sgt. Osborne.
[Underlined] Sgt. Maxwell. [/underlined]
Sgt. Utting.
Sgt. Inglis.
Sgt. Moore.

[Underlined] JA.843.O.(III). [/underlined]

[[Indecipherable word written across this crew list]

P.O. Johnston.
Sgt. Parker.
Sgt. Gow.
[Underlined] F/S. Wareham. [/underlined]
Sgt. McDonald.
Sgt. McRae.
Sgt. Jones.

[Underlined] ME.571.P.(I). [/underlined]

P.O. Butt.
Sgt. Butland.
F/O. Sparrow.
[Underlined] Sgt. Whiter. [/underlined]
Sgt. Donald.
Sgt. Bray.
F/S. Schott.

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

F/Lt. Wiggin.
Sgt. Jones.
F/O. Maury.
[Underlined] F/O. [deleted] Rogers [/deleted] Marshall. [/underlined]
Sgt. Dicken.
F/O. Rimmer.
Sgt. Miller.

[Underlined] NO.1 [deleted] STANDBY [/deleted] [/underlined] ‘D’

P.O. Oakley.
Sgt. Campbell.
Sgt. Cartlidge.
[Underlined] F/S. [deleted] Hatton [/deleted] Binns. [/underlined]
Sgt. Naylor.
F/S. Myers.
F/S. Pratt.

[Underlined] NO.2 [deleted] STANDBY [/deleted] [/underlined] ‘K’

F/Sgt. Barton.
Sgt. Thompson.
Sgt. Farren.
[Underlined] Sgt. Barnes. [/underlined]
Sgt. Willett.
Sgt. Joy.
Sgt. Hummell.

[Underlined] DUTY CREW. [/underlined]

P.O. Evans.
F/O. Dutton.
Sgt. Prowse.
[Underlined] Sgt. Dack. [/underlined]
F/S. Faraday.
F/S. Bracegirdle.
F/S. Dean.

BRIEFING:- NAVIGATORS & SPEC: 13.30 hrs. MAIN: 14.00 hrs.
Bus will leave Sgts. Mess at 12.45 & 13.30 hrs.
Bus will leave Officers Mess at 12.50 & 13.35 hrs.

Officer i/c Night Flying: S/Ldr. Cockbain.
Duty Flight Engineer: As detailed by F/+Lt. Burrows.
Duty Electricians: ACs. Saunders & Eyers.
Duty Sigs.: Cpl. Wright.
Duty Armr. N.C.O s.: Sgt. Layland & Cpl. Munro.
Duty Flight N.C.O’s: Sgts De Beer & Lumsden.
Duty Clerk: LAC. Beard.
Duty Air Bomber: [deleted] F/O. Marshall. DFC. [/deleted] F/O McKenzie
Duty Gunnery: F/O. Nelson.
Duty Sigs.: F.O. Rademeyer.

Duty Crew to report to Intelligence at 13.30 hrs. sharp.


Flight Lieutenant,

for Wing Commander,


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


E O Collcutt and Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Operations order 30 January 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 21, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7893.

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