Operations order 11 May 1944



Operations order 11 May 1944
Operational and training detail for 11 May 1944 Serial 77/44


Lists crews and aircaft for operations on 11 May 1944. Includes duty personnel and timings. Fourth member of each crew is underlined in red. On the reverse, notes and hand drawn diagram.


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Two sides of documented, typewritten and front and handwritten on rear



SChattertonJ159568v10071, SChattertonJ159568v10072

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[Underlined] NO. 44 (RHODESIA) SQUADRON. 11th MAY, 1944. [/underlined]
Serial No. 77/44. [/underlined]
[Handwritten note] 16700 [/handwritten note]
[Underlined] ND.973/G.A. [/underlined]
F/O. Smith.
Sgt. Bennett.
F/S. Farren.
[Handwritten underlined RED] F/O. Dutton. [/handwritten underlined RED] [handwritten tick]
Sgt. Hussey.
Sgt. Dack.
Sgt. Prowse.
=F/S. Jones.
[Underlined] ND.869.M. [/underlined] [Handwritten note] 16250 [/handwritten note]
F/L. Hildred.
Sgt. Bender.
F/O. Turner.
[Handwritten underlined RED] F/S. Parker. [/handwritten underlined RED]
Sgt. Treloar. [handwritten tick]
F/O. Hourigan.
F/O. Bradshaw.
[Underlined] ME.694.L. [/underlined] [Handwritten note] 15750 [/handwritten note]
P/O. Davey.
Sgt. Legge.
F/S. Foreman.
[Handwritten underlined RED] Sgt. Jacobs. [/handwritten underlined RED] [handwritten tick]
Sgt. Nutty.
W/O. Pass.
Sgt. Carter.
[Handwritten note] 17000 [/handwritten note]
[Underlined] ND.519.E. [/underlined]
F/S. Binion.
F/S. Brindle.
Sgt. Kennedy.
[Handwritten underlined RED] F/S. Gebhard. [/handwritten underlined RED] [handwritten tick]
Sgt. Stroud.
Sgt. Mucalchuk.
Sgt. Knox.
[Underlined] ND.751.J. [/underlined] [Handwritten note] 15250 [/handwritten note]
[handwritten] X [/handwritten]
Sgt. Aiken.
Sgt. Levarne.
F/S. Riddock.
[Handwritten underlined RED] Sgt. Simmons. [/handwritten underlined RED]
Sgt. Rawson.
Sgt. Hare.
Sgt. Lewis.
[Underlined] ME.743.G. [/underlined] [Handwritten note] 15,500 [/handwritten note]
P/O. Merrick.
Sgt. Carling.
F/O. Poulter.
[Handwritten underlined RED] F/O. Bartlett. [/handwritten underlined RED] [handwritten tick]
Sgt. Dickerson.
Sgt. Warll.
Sgt. Thomas.
[Underlined] ND.578.Y. [/underlined] [Handwritten note] 14600 [/handwritten note]
S/L. Cockbain.
Sgt. Haley.
F/L. Woodhouse.
[Handwritten underlined RED] F/O. McKenzie. [/handwritten underlined RED] [handwritten tick]
F/L. Rademeyer.
F/S. Bracegirdle.
F/S. Dean.
+F/L. White.
[Underlined] ND.689.O. [/underlined] [Handwritten note] 15000 [/handwritten note]
P/O. Hobbs.
Sgt. Hall.
Sgt. Fenwick.
[Handwritten underlined RED] W/O. Scott. [/handwritten underlined RED] [handwritten tick]
Sgt. Garnsey.
Sgt. Wright.
Sgt. Ingram.
[Handwritten note] 16250 [/handwritten note]
[Underlined] ME.699.T. [/underlined]
P/O. Young.
Sgt. Robinson.
F/O. Wareham.
[Handwritten underlined RED] Sgt. Wainwright. [/handwritten underlined RED] [handwritten tick]
Sgt. Jackson.
Sgt. Rennie.
Sgt. Routledge.
[Handwritten note] 15000 [/handwritten note]
[Underlined] ND.552.X. [/underlined]
F/O. Smith.
Sgt. Barber.
F/O. Calder.
[Handwritten underlined RED] Sgt. Steele. [/handwritten underlined RED] [handwritten tick]
Sgt. Bozier.
Sgt. Blackie.
Sgt. Brett.
[Underlined] ME.634.P. [/underlined] [Handwritten note] 14500 [/handwritten note]
F/O. Hough.
Sgt. Hoar.
Sgt. Priestley.
[Handwritten underlined RED] Sgt. Singer. [/handwritten underlined RED] [handwritten tick]
Sgt. Nichols.
Sgt. Anderson.
W/O. Schott.
[Handwritten note] 16000 [/handwritten note]
[Underlined] ND.698/G.Q. [/underlined]
P/O. Richards.
Sgt. Thompson.
Sgt. Fazackerley.
[Handwritten underlined RED] Sgt. Buckby. [/handwritten underlined RED] [handwritten tick]
Sgt. Pursglove.
Sgt. Spinks.
Sgt. Greenfield.

[Underlined] LL.938.S. [/underlined] [Handwritten note] 16500 [/handwritten note]
F/S. Oswald.
Sgt. Hurley.
F/S. Shoebottom.
[Handwritten underlined RED] F/S. White. [/handwritten underlined RED] [handwritten tick]
W/O. Richardson.
Sgt. Hutchinson.
Sgt. Sargent.
[Handwritten note] 15,500 [/handwritten note]
[Underlined] STANDBY CREW. [/underlined] [handwritten note] R [/handwritten note]
F/O. Balsdon.
Sgt. De’ath
F/O. Clubb.
[Handwritten underlined RED] Sgt. Walters. [/handwritten underlined RED] [handwritten tick]
F/S. White.
Sgt. Burns.
Sgt. O’Neill.
[Handwritten note] 14750 [/handwritten note]
[Underlined] STANDBY CREW. [/underlined] [handwritten note] F [/handwritten note]
F/S. Baxter.
Sgt. Betterton.
F/S. Rutherford.
[Handwritten underlined RED] F/S. Young. [/handwritten underlined RED] [handwritten tick]
F/S. Scholes.
Sgt. Taylor.
Sgt. Whitfield.
[Handwritten note] 16750 [/handwritten note]
[Underlined] STANDBY CREW. [/underlined] [handwritten note] C [/handwritten note]
P/O. Taylor.
Sgt. Bennett. (022)
Sgt. Bushby.
[Handwritten underlined RED] Sgt. Graven. [/handwritten underlined RED] [handwritten tick]
Sgt. Stauber.
F/S. Astle.
Sgt. Conquest.
+2nd Pilot.
=2nd Navigator.
[Underlined] DUTY CREW. [/underlined]
F/O. Greenfield. i/c.
Sgt. Haly.
Sgt. Hawkes.
F/S. Knight.
Sgt. Page.
Sgt. Roe.
Sgt. Payne.
Sgt. Hore.
Officer i/c Night Flying - W/Cdr. Thompson.
Duty Flight Engineers – F/L. Burrows. Sgt. Crietchley.
Duty Electricians. - LAC. Warwick. LAC. Fraser.
Duty Photos - Sgt White.
Duty Signals - Cpl Perry. AC. Burnside.
Duty Armourers - Cpl Ebedes.
Duty Flight N.C.O’s. (A) - Sgt. Bryant. (B) – Sgt. Rubenstein.
Duty Clerk. - AC Codd.
Duty Air Bomber Officer – F/L. Lowry.
Duty Gunnery Officers – F/O. Mills. W/O. Groves.
Duty Signals Officer – F/O. Roberts. F/O. Dicken.
Duty Navigations Officer – To be detailed
[underlined] BRIEFING: [/underlined] [handwritten note] FP 1715 [/handwritten note]
NAVIGATORS & SPEC. [handwritten note] 1845 [/handwritten note]
CAPTAINS. [handwritten note] 1915 [/handwritten note]
MAIN. [handwritten note] 1945 [/handwritten note]
[handwritten notes] NE Sector – 40 YD SPACING
[circled] 12000 [/circled] [/handwritten notes]
[Signature] E O Collcutt [/signature]
for Wing Commander,
[Underlined] No.44 (Rhodesia) Squadron. [/underlined]
[page break]
[handwritten notes]
TARGET – [underlined] 2000 yds x 1000 1000 yds [/underlined]
“drawing of arrow showing NORTH”
14000 347/21
15000 348/22
17000 350/24
10000 – 340/17
16000 350/23
[handwritten diagram] RED drawn box showing small coloured RED circle with big RED arrow with text “Red Spot or Red T/”
[crossed out] APT [/crossed out]
Drawn circle with X – Yellow Proximity Marker
Green Spot or Green T/ “X”
JMQL tick
1x4000 HC
12x500 MC
3x1000 MC
1x4000 HC
15x500 MC
[double underlined] 11,500 [/double underlined]
[/handwritten notes]


E O Collcutt and Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Operations order 11 May 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 9, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7148.

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