Operations order 7 May 1944



Operations order 7 May 1944
Operation and training detail for 7/8 May 1944


Lists crews and aircraft for operations 7 May 1944. Included timings and duty personnel. Heights written in pencil for each crew. On the reverse some handwritten calculations.



Temporal Coverage



Two sides of single sheet, typewritten on front and handwritten on reverse


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[Boxed] 7000’/Wind [/boxed]

[Underlined] NO. 44 (RHODESIA) SQUADRON. [deleted] 8 [/deleted] 7TH MAY, 1944. [underlined]

[Underlined] OPERATIONAL AND TRAINING DETAIL FOR [deleted] 8/9 7/8.5.44. SERIAL NO. 55/44. [/underlined]

[Underlined] ND.741.K. [/underlined] 7500’

S/L. Hunter.
Sgt. Cooper.
F/O. Greenwod.
[Underlined] F/O. Willis. [/underlined]
F/S. Salmon.
P/O. Miles.
P/O. Alexander.

[Underlined] ND.869.M. [/underlined] 6750

P/O. Smith.
F/S. Bennett.
F/S. Farren.
[Underlined] F/O. Dutton. [/underlined]
F/S. Hussey.
Sgt. Prowse.
Sgt. Dack.
+ F/S. Shoebottom.

[Underlined] ND.519.E. [/underlined] 7000

F/S. Baxter.
Sgt. Betterton.
F/S. Rutherford.
[Underlined] F/S. Young. [/underlined]
F/S. Scholes.
Sgt. Taylor.
Sgt. Whitfield.

[Underlined] ME.694.L. [/underlined] 7250

P/O. Davey.
Sgt. Legge.
F/S. Foreman.
[Underlined] Sgt. Jacobs. [/underlined]
Sgt. Nutty.
F/S. Holland.
Sgt. Carter.

[Underlined] ME.743.G. [/underlined] 6500’

F/S. Binion.
F/S. Brindle.
Sgt. Kennedy.
[Underlined] F/S. Gebhard. [/underlined]
Sgt. Stroud.
Sgt. Mucalchuk.
Sgt. Knox.

[Underlined] ND.515.Z. [/underlined] 6250

S/L. Cockbain.
F/S. Bristow.
F/L. Woolhouse.
[Underlined] F/O. McKenzie. [/underlined]
F/L. Rademeyer.
F/S. Bracegirdle.
F/S. Dean.

[Underlined] ND.517.U. [/underlined] 7750

F/O. Bradburn.
Sgt. Jones.
P/O. Norman.
[Underlined] P/O. Gillard. [/underlined]
Sgt. Wooley.
P/O. Lloyd.
P/O. Clarke.
=F/S. Oswald.

[Underlined] ND.689.O. [/underlined] 8000

P/O. Hobbs.
Sgt. Hall.
Sgt. Fenwick.
[Underlined] W/O. Scott. [/underlined]
Sgt. Garnsey.
Sgt. Wright.
Sgt. Ingram.

[Underlined] ME.699.T. [/underlined] 6500

F/S. Young.
Sgt. Robinson.
F/O. Wareham.
[Underlined] Sgt. Wainwright. [/underlined]
Sgt. Jackson.
Sgt. Rennie.
Sgt. Routledge.

[Underlined] ND.552.X. [/underlined] 7000

F/O. Smith.
Sgt. Barber.
F/O. Calder.
[Underlined] Sgt. Steele. [/underlined]
Sgt. Bozier.
Sgt. Blackie.
Sgt. Brett.

[Underlined] LL.938.S. [/underlined] 7500

F/O. Balsdon.
Sgt. De’ath.
F/O. Clubb.
[Underlined] Sgt. Walters. [/underlined]
F/S. White.
Sgt. Burns.
Sgt. O’Neill.

[Underlined] STANDBY CREW. [/underlined] Y 6000’

W/C. Thompson.
F/L. Burrows.
F/S. Stancer.
[Underlined] F/O. Clegg. [/underlined]
F/O. Roberts.
F/S. Burdon.
F/S. Hall.

[Underlined] DUTY CREW. [/underlined]

P/O. Stratis.
Sgt. Haly.
F/O. Greenfield.
[Underlined] Sgt. Hawkes. [/underlined]
F/S. Knight.
Sgt. Fage.
Sgt. Roe.
Sgt. Bray.

+ 2nd Navigator.
= 2nd Pilot.

Officer i/c Night Flying –
Duty Flight Engineer. – Sgt. Haly. Sgt. Bennett.
Duty Electricians - LAC. Warwick. LAC. Fraser.
Duty Photo - Sgt. White.
Duty Signals – NCO to be detailed.AC.Brewer.
Duty Armourers – Cpl. Ebedes.
Duty Flight N.C.Os - Sgt. Spindley (?A) Sgt. Wawn (B-)
Duty Clerk - LAC. Hudson
Duty Air Bomber Officer - F/Lt. Lowry.
Duty Gunnery Officer - F/L. Mortimer.
Duty Signals Officer – P/O. Hodge. P/O.DICKen.
Duty Navigator - F/L. Woodhouse. P/O. Purvis.

F.P. 1715

[Underlined] BRIEFING. [/underlined]
MAIN. 1915

[Signature] F/Lt.

for Wing Commander,


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

[Underlined] SPECIAL TARGET (Q) [/underlined]

P/O. Richards.
Sgt. Thompson.
Sgt. Fazackerley.
[Underlined] Sgt. Buckby. [/underlined]
Sgt. Pursglove.
Sgt. Spinks.
Sgt. Greenfield.

[Page break]


[Circled] 15yd. [/circled]


E O Collcutt and Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Operations order 7 May 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 18, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7153.

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