January 1944

Mepal
1.1.44
TRAINING.

No flying.  After Daily inspections were completed, Aircrew personnel were stood down.
OPERATIONS.  NIL.

2.1.44
TRAINING.
The weather improved and it was possible to carry out Practice bombing, Air tests and Circuits and landings.
OPERATIONS.  MINING OFF THE FRISIAN ISLANDS.
Three aircraft were detailed to carry out the above operation with mines of 1,500 lbs, which were all successfully dropped in the allotted area.  No opposition was met and the operation was uneventful.  There was 7/10ths cloud in the mining area, but visibility was good.  Navigation was very good.

3.1.44
TRAINING.
Adverse weather prevented flying.  Lectures on “Tactics” were given in the afternoon.
OPERATIONS.  NIL.

4.1.44
TRAINING.
Night flying tests were flown in preparation for operations.
OPERATIONS.  MINING NORTH OF BIARRITZ.
Six aircraft were detailed to carry out the above operation with mines of 1,500 lbs., which were all dropped in the allotted area.  This was a successful and uneventful operation.  Slight A.A. fire was encountered and one aircraft received slight damage.  No enemy aircraft were seen.  The weather was good except for slight sea haze.  On return the aircraft captained by W/O. D.G. HORGAN crashed, but the crew sustained no injuries.  Navigation was very good.
OPERATIONS.  MINING IN THE GIRONDE ESTUARY.
Four aircraft were detailed to carry out the above operation with mines of 1,500 lbs., which were successfully dropped in the allotted area.  No A.A. Fire was encountered but a few enemy aircraft were seen.  The weather was good and visibility was clear except for sea haze.  Navigation was excellent.
OPERATIONS.  ATTACK AGAINST A SPECIAL TARGET.
Ten aircraft were detailed to attack the above target with bombs of 500 lbs.  All of the aircraft successfully dropped their bombs in the target area.  The attack was very concentrated and appeared to be a success.  Some slight heavy A.A. Fire and a few enemy aircraft were encountered but proved negligible.  In spite of 3-4 10ths. cloud at the target, visibility was good.  Navigation was very good.

5.1.44
TRAINING.
Adverse weather prevented flying and aircrews were therefore stood down in the afternoon.
OPERATIONS.  NIL.

6.1.44
TRAINING.
Night Flying Tests were flown in preparation for operations.
OPERATIONS.  MINING IN THE GIRONDE ESTUARY.
Eight aircraft were detailed to carry out the above operation with mines of 1,500 lbs., which were dropped in the allotted area.  This was a successful and uneventful operation, some A.A. Fire was encountered but no aircraft received any damage.  A few enemy aircraft were seen, and one short combat took place and the enemy aircraft was claimed as damaged.  The weather was good with no cloud and visibility was perfect.  Navigation was excellent.

7.1.44
TRAINING.
Air Tests and local flying were carried out during the morning.  Bad weather prevented flying in the afternoon and aircrew were given ground training.
OPERATIONS.  NIL.

8.1.44
TRAINING.
Weather restricted flying to Air tests and night flying tests.
OPERATIONS.  ATTACK AGAINST A SPECIAL TARGET.
Nine aircraft were required for the above operation, which was, however, cancelled.
OPERATIONS.  MINING IN THE GIRONDE ESTUARY.
Two aircraft were required for the above operation, which was also cancelled.

9.1.44
TRAINING.
The above consisted of Practice bombing, Air tests and Local flying.  Daylight cross country exercises were arranged for the afternoon, bad had to e cancelled owing to adverse weather.
OPERATIONS.  NIL.

10.1.44
TRAINING.
Air and Night flying tests were carried out in preparation for Operations.
OPERATIONS.  ATTACK AGAINST A SPECIAL TARGET.
Fifteen aircraft were required for the above operation, which was, however, cancelled.

11.1.44
TRAINING.
Climatic conditions prevented flying.  Discussion Groups were arranged between Aircrew personnel.
OPERATIONS.  NIL.

12.1.44
TRAINING.
The weather was still unfit for flying.  In the afternoon Security films were shown to Aircrew personnel.
OPERATIONS.  NIL.

13.1.44
TRAINING.

All aircraft were airtested in the morning, but no flying was possible during the afternoon.
OPERATIONS.  NIL.

14.1.44
TRAINING.
The above consisted of Fighter Affiliation and Air tests.
OPERATIONS.  ATTACK AGAINST A SPECIAL TARGET.
Fifteen aircraft were detailed to attack the above target with bombs of 500 lbs., one aircraft brought its bombs back, owing to a failure of Navigational Aid equipment, and one returned early as it could not maintain height.  This attack was successful and concentrated, bombs being seen to drop within the target area.  Some A.A. fire was encountered, but caused no trouble.  A few enemy aircraft were seen but no combats took place. The weather was good with no cloud and clear visibility.  Navigation was excellent.
OPERATIONS.  MINING OFF THE FRISIAN ISLANDS.
Two aircraft were detailed to carry out the above operation with Mines of 1,500 lbs.  One aircraft brought its mines back owing to a Navigational failure, but the other aircraft successfully dropped its Mines in the allotted area.  No opposition was met and the sortie was uneventful.  Apart from slight haze, the weather was good as was also visibility.  Navigation was very good.

15.1.44
TRAINING.
Fog made flying impossible.  Physical training and organised games were arranged during the afternoon.
OPERATIONS.  NIL.

16.1.44
TRAINING.
Flying still impossible owing to adverse weather.  In the morning a lecture was given by the Squadron Commander and discussion groups were held during the afternoon.
OPERATIONS.  NIL.

17.1.44
TRAINING.
The weather continued to be bad.  After Daily Inspections were completed, aircrew personnel carried out a very interesting discussion group, the subject being “Post-War Germany”.
OPERATIONS.  NIL.

18.1.44
TRAINING.
A large flying programme was arranged but had to be cancelled owing to adverse weather.  A special equipment lecture was given by P/O ANTHONY in the morning, and organised games were carried out in the afternoon.
OPERATIONS.  NIL.

19.1.44
TRAINING.
The weather improved slightly during the morning, and it was possible to carry out air to sea firing and practice bombing.  No flying was possible in the afternoon, when films were shown and lectures were given.
OPERATIONS.  NIL.

20.1.44
TRAINING.
The above consisted of air and night flying tests.
OPERATIONS.  ATTACK AGAINST A SPECIAL TARGET.
Ten aircraft were required for the above operation which was cancelled, however, owing to adverse weather.
OPERATIONS.  MINING OFF THE FRISIAN ISLANDS.
Seven aircraft were detailed to carry out the above operation with mines of 1500 lbs.  One aircraft was withdrawn but the remainder successfully dropped their mines in the allotted area.  No opposition was met and the trip was uneventful.  The weather was good and visibility clear except for slight sea haze.  Navigation was excellent.

21.1.44
TRAINING.
The above consisted of fighter affiliation, air tests and night flying tests.
OPERATIONS.  ATTACK AGAINST A SPECIAL TARGET.
Twenty aircraft were detailed to attack the above target with bombs of 500 lbs.  All of the aircraft successfully dropped their bombs in the target area, large bomb bursts and some fires being observed.  Very little opposition was encountered and this proved to be negligible.  The weather was good with no cloud and clear visibility.  Navigation was excellent.

22.1.44
TRAINING.
No flying owing to adverse weather.  All aircrews were stood down during the afternoon.
OPERATIONS.  NIL.

23.1.44
TRAINING
.
A few crews carried out an Air sea rescue search, but nothing of importance was observed.  The only training possible, were air tests and practice bombing.
OPERATIONS.  MINING OFF DUTCH COAST.
Four aircraft were required for the above operation, which was, however, cancelled.
OPERATIONS.  MINING OFF NORTH COAST OF BREST PENINSULAR.
One aircraft was required for the above operation which was also cancelled.

24.1.44
TRAINING.
Strong gales and bad visibility prevented flying.  Ground instruction was therefore given to Aircrews.
OPERATIONS.  NIL.

25.1.44
TRAINING.
Only Air tests were carried out.
OPERATIONS.  ATTACK AGAINST A SPECIAL TARGET.
Twenty aircraft were detailed to attack the above target with bombs of 500 lbs.  One aircraft failed to take-off, & four brought their bombs back.  The remainder however, successfully dropped their bombs in the target area.  This operation did not appear to be very successful, the bombing being rather scattered, some large explosions were seen, however.  The weather was good with no cloud and clear visibility.  Navigation was very good.
OPERATIONS.  MINING OFF ST. JEAN-DE-LUZ.
Three aircraft were required for the above operation, which was, however, cancelled.

26.1.44
TRAINING.
The weather was too bad for flying.  After the completion of Daily inspections, Aircrew personnel were stood down.
OPERATIONS.  NIL.

27.1.44
TRAINING.
The above consisted of Air and Night Flying Tests.
OPERATIONS.  MINING IN HELIGOLAND AREA.
Thirteen aircraft were detailed to carry out the above operation with mines of 1,500lbs., which were all successfully dropped in the allotted area.  An uneventful operation, little opposition was met, only slight A.A. Fire and a few enemy aircraft being seen.  The weather was good, being clear except for sea haze.  Navigation was excellent.
OPERATIONS.  MINING OFF THE EAST COAST OF DENMARK.
Four aircraft were detailed to carry out the above operation with mines of 1,500 lbs., which were successfully dropped in the allotted area.  Some light and heavy A.A. Fire was encountered, but proved to be negligible.  No enemy aircraft were seen.  The weather was very good, and although it was very dark, visibility was clear.  Navigation was very good.

28.1.44
TRAINING.
Two aircraft carried out an Air Sea Rescue Search, but nothing was observed.  The majority of aircraft had been Airtested, so only a few tests were carried out.
OPERATIONS.  MINING IN KIEL BAY.
Nineteen aircraft were detailed to carry out the above operation with mines of 1,500 lbs.  Three aircraft returned early, two dropped their mines in alternative areas, but the remainder successfully dropped their mines in the allotted area.  Some light and heavy A.A. fire was encountered, and one aircraft received slight damage.  A few enemy aircraft were seen and the aircraft captained by P/O C. BAKER, whilst on the homeward journey was attacked by a M.E.110, which raked our aircraft with machine gun and cannon fire, from the tailplane to the Navigator’s compartment, causing considerable damage.  The mid-upper gunner, Sgt. RENWICK, H. was slightly injured and the Flight Engineer Sgt. WATSON, W. was seriously injured.  On return the aircraft crash-landed at COLTISHALL.  The weather was variable with 5-10/10ths cloud, but fairly clear in the mining area.  Severe icing was encountered on the return journey.  Navigation was very good.

29.1.44
TRAINING.
No flying was carried out owing to adverse weather.  Aircrew personnel were stood down in the afternoon.
OPERATIONS.  NIL.

30.1.44
TRAINING.
Air Tests, local flying, high level practice bombing and night flying tests were carried out.
OPERATIONS.  MINING IN THE GIRONDE ESTUARY.
Six aircraft were detailed to carry out the above operation with mines of 1,500lbs.  Five of the aircraft brought their mines back as bad visibility prevented them from finding the mining area.  One aircraft successfully dropped its mines in the allotted area although the parachutes were not seen to open.  No opposition was met and the trip was uneventful.  The weather was bad and there was 10/10ths cloud in the mining area.  Navigation was good.

31.1.44
TRAINING.
Two Air Sea Rescue searches were carried out but the searches proved unsuccessful.  The weather was too bad for further flying.  In the afternoon Discussion Groups were arranged.
OPERATIONS.  NIL.
OUTSTANDING EVENTS.
TRAINING.
This has been exceedingly restricted owing to adverse weather, whenever it has been possible, operations have usually been detailed and therefore our programmes have had to be cancelled, or considerably modified.  Prominence has, however, whenever possible, been given to Fighter Affiliation, Practice Bombing, and Ground Training.
OPERATIONS.
These have also been limited owing to weather conditions.  Four raids have been made against Special Targets and mines have been laid off THE FRISIAN ISLANDS, in the GIRONDE ESTUARY, north of BIARRITZ, in the HELIGOLAND AREA, off the East Coast of DENMARK, and in the KIEL BAY.  In carrying out these raids 135 sorties have been flown.

[Signed R. D. Max]

Wing Commander, Commanding,

NO. 75(NZ) SQUADRON, R.A.F.

CASUALTIES AFFECTING OFFICERS.
ACTING RANKS.
F/O. S.A. CLARK NZ414591 GD.  Granted Acting rank of F/Lt., w.e.f. 27/12/43.  (Authy.P/N.BC/689/44 dtd.10/1/44)
F/O. S.F. FAUVEL NZ414971 GD.  Granted Acting rank of F/Lt., w.e.f. 27/12/43.  (Authy.P/N.BC/690/44 dtd.10/1/44)
F/L. J. CLIMIE NNZ403561 GD.  Granted Acting rank of S/Ldr., w.e.f. 10/11/43.  (Authy.P/N.BC/698/44 dtd.10/1/44)
F/O. W.E. McALPINE 115790 GD.  Granted Acting rank of F/Lt. w.e.f. 20/7/43.  (Authy.P/N.BC/13217/43 dtd.30/12/43)
F/O. D. WARREN 151118 GD.  Granted Acting rank of F/Lt. w.e.f. 27/12/43.  (Authy.P/N.BC/691/44 dtd.10/1/44)

POSTINGS.
F/O. D.N. COOK NZ417260 GD.  Posted from 1657 C.U., w.e.f. 28/12/43. (Authy.P/N.3G/3603/43 dtd. 25/12/43)
P/O. I.G. KAYE NZ39558 GD.  Posted to 7 Sqdn., w.e.f. 14/11/43. (Authy.P/N.BC/9356/43 dtd. 30/10/43)
F/O. R.W. HERRON NZ422282 GD. ) Posted from 31 Base w.e.f. 4/1/44. (Authy.P/N.3G/27/44 dtd. 2/1/44)
F/O. E.W. McLACHLAN. NZ413266 GD. )
F/L. E.W. SACHTLER. NZ41362 GD.  Posted from 11 O.T.U. w.e.f. 6/1/44. (Authy.P/N.92G/1951/43 dtd. 31/12/43)
F/L. J. HARRIS. NZ391353 GD.  Posted to 7 Sqdn., w.e.f. 26/1/44. (Authy.P/N.BC/1594/44 dtd. 25/1/44)
F/O. D.J. HIBBS. NZ415694 GD. ) Posted to 1653 C.U., w.e.f. 29/1/44. (Authy.P/N.3G/43/44 dtd. 28/1/44)
F/O. I.R. McKENZIE. NZ426335 GD. )
P/O. O.H. WHITE. NZ415807 GD. )
F/O. J. McCORKINDALE. NZ392051 GD. )
F/O. J. WAIN NZ421945 GD.  Posted to 7 Sqdn., w.e.f. 12/1/44. (Authy.P/N.BC/738/44 dtd. 12/1/44)
P/O. A.J. AMES 53741 GD.  Posted to 1653 C.U., w.e.f. 12/1/44. (Authy.P/N.3G/66/44 dtd. 6/1/44)
P/O. P.E. CHILMAN. 155992 GD.  Posted from 31 Base w.e.f. 4/1/44. (Authy.P/N.3G/27/44 dtd. 2/1/44)
F/O. H.S. DABORN 116334 GD.  Posted to 622 Sqdn., w.e.f. 4/1/44. (Authy.P/N.3G/3786/43 dtd. 31/12/43)
F/O. J.D. SAIDLER 138072 GD.  Posted to 7 Sqdn., w.e.f. 12/1/44. (Authy.P/N.BC/738/44 dtd. 12/1/44)
F/O. W.A. SQUIBB 151601 GD.  Posted to 7 Sqdn., w.e.f. 12/1/44. (Authy.P/N.BC/738/44 dtd. 12/1/44)

APPOINTMENTS & PROMOTIONS.
P/O. A.G. CHATFIELD. NZ425546. GD.  Apptd. to Comm. as P/O on probtn., w.e.f. 9/12/43. (Authy.A623319/44/S7(E)(3) dtd. 24/1/44)
P/O. C.A. McKENZIE NZ417078. GD.  Apptd. to Comm. as P/O on probtn., w.e.f. 28/12/43. (Authy.A623086/44/S7(e)(3) dtd. 24/1/44)
P/O. T.J. NATION NZ404179. GD.  Apptd. to Comm. as P/O on probtn., w.e.f. 23/9/43. (Authy.A621623/44/S7(e)(3) dtd. 13/1/44)
P/O. F.H. TURNER NZ415079. GD.  Apptd. to Comm. as P/O on probtn., w.e.f. 21/12/43. (Authy.A622332/44/S7(e)(3) dtd. 25/1/44)
F/O (A/F/L) J. HARRIS NZ391353. GD.  Promoted to rank of F/Lt., w.e.f. 27/10/43. (Authy.3G/8937/1/P2 dtd. 17/1/44)
F/O (A/F/L) R. PEARCE 46840. GD.  Promoted to rank of F/Lt., (W/S) w.e.f. 30/8/43. (Authy. London Gazette No. 36165 dtd. 10/9/43)
P/O. J.F. HEAL. 162994. GD.  Apptd. to Comm. as P/O on probtn., w.e.f. 24/11/43. (Authy. A614764/43/S7(e)(3) dtd. 24/12/43)
P/O. H.D. LUCAS 160135. GD.  Apptd. to Comm. as P/O on probtn., w.e.f. 8/12/43. (Authy. A622962/44/S7(e)(3) dtd. 18/1/44)
F/O (A/F/L) W. McALPINE 115790. GD.  Promoted to F/Lt (W/S) w.e.f. 10/1/44. (Authy. London Gazette Supp. Copy D 481 dated 14/1/44)
P/O. S.W. BROWN. AUS41384. GD.  Apptd. to Comm. as P/O on probtn., w.e.f. 17/10/43. (Authy. A614444/43/S7(e)(3) dtd. 30/12/43)

CASUALTIES AFFECTING AIRCREW N.C.O.s.
PROMOTIONS.
1317042. SGT.PIL. PRYSE, J. ) Promoted T/F/Sgt., w.e.f. 23/12/43. (Authy. AMO.A426/43 & A.O.C. No.3 Group.)
1283636. SGT.PIL. GREGORY, F. )
1451972. SGT.PIL. KAY, W. ) Promoted T/F/Sgt., w.e.f. 2/1/44. (Authy. AMO.A426/43 & A.O.C. No.3 Group.)
539902. SGT.A/G. BILLINGTON, C. )
1367069. SGT.W/AIR. CLOUGH, D.  Promoted T/F/Sgt., w.e.f. 11/1/44. (Authy. AMO.A426/43 & A.O.C. No.3 Group.)
1193544. SGT.W/AIR. CARROLL, R.  Promoted T/F/Sgt., w.e.f. 17/1/44. (Authy. AMO.A426/43 & A.O.C. No.3 Group.)
R138682. F/S.A/G. GILLILAND, J.  Promoted to T/W/O (2nd class) w.e.f. 22/6/43. (Authy. A2(CAN)CAN.R138682 dtd. 23/12/43)
R166813. SGT.A/B. GAGE, D.  Promoted T/F/S., w.e.f. 24/12/43. (Authy. A2(CAN)CAN.R166813 dated 12/1/44)
AUS409481.  F/S.NAV. PAGE, F.  Promoted T/W/O., w.e.f. 25/12/43. (Authy. Recs.Ltr.RAAF/409481 dated 28/12/43)

MOVEMENTS.
NZ416427. F/S.A/G. HULENA, J.  Posted to 17 O.T.U., w.e.f. 15/12/43. (Authy.P/N.3G/3399/43 dtd. 10/12/43)
NZ404624. W/O.W/AIR. COCKS, S.  Posted from 33 Base w.e.f. 1/1/44. (Authy.P/N.3G/29/44 dated 2/1/44)
NZ42367. F/S.PIL. BRUHNS, H. ) Posted from 1651 C.U., w.e.f. 3/1/44. (Authy.P/N.3G/3580/43 dtd. 20/12/43)
NZ421672. SGT.A/B. BUTLER, L. )
NZ414567. F/S.PIL. ROWBERRY, G. ) Posted from 1651 C.U., w.e.f. 3/1/44. (Authy.P/N.3G/3606/43 dtd. 23/12/43)
NZ426239. F/S.NAV. HADFIELD, G. )
NZ427204. F/S.NAV. HENDERSON, M. ) Posted from 31 Base, w.e.f. 4/1/44. (Authy.P/N.3G/27/44 dated 2/1/44)
NZ416022. W/O.A/G. SMITH, K. )
NZ421803. F/S.PIL. WILLIS, W. ) Posted from 31 Base w.e.f. 5/1/44. (Authy.P/N.3G/3767/43 dtd. 29/12/43)
NZ425444. F/S.NAV. BROWN, R. )
NZ42299. F/S.A/B. KAY, A. )
NZ425391. SGT.A/G. FERGUSON, A. )
NZ42354. F/S.PIL. ARMSTRONG, C. ) Posted from 31 Base w.e.f. 10/1/44. (Authy.P/N.3G/20/44 dtd. 2/1/44)
NZ426917. F/S.NAV. PAYNE, D. )
NZ415637. F/S.A/B. MARSHALL, H. )
NZ413136. W/O.PIL. SPIERS, R. ) Posted to 7 Sqdn., w.e.f. 12/1/44. (Authy.P/N.BC/738/44 dated 12/1/44)
NZ422690. F/S.NAV. CLIFT, J. )
NZ413326. F/S.PIL.WALLIS, B.F. ) Posted to 7 Sqdn., w.e.f. 12/1/44. (Authy.P/N.BC/739/44 dated 12/1/44)
NZ423939. F/S.NAV. FALLOON, R. )
NZ415761. F/S.A/B. HILL, D. ) Posted from 31 Base w.e.f. 25/1/44. (Authy.P/N.3G/384/44 dtd. 24/1/44)
NZ415698. F/S.W/AIR. IRWIN, G. )
1245811. SGT.PIL. CAREY J. ) Posted from 1657 C.U., w.e.f. 28/12/43. (Authy.P/N.3G/3603/43 dated 25/12/43)
1221913. SGT.A/B. HINDER, C. )
1078392. SGT.W/AIR. ANDREWS, F. )
1890438. SGT.F/ENG. BUCKMAN, C. )
1046625. SGT.A/G. HOPKIN, G. )
1259238. SGT.A/G. PRITCHARD, H. )
1320248. SGT.PIL. WAINWRIGHT, J. ) Posted from 1657 C.U., w.e.f. 27/12/43. (Authy.P/N.3G/?38/44 dtd. 1/1/44)
1577792. SGT.NAV. RICHARDS, J. )
1387290. SGT.W/AIR. WOOLLEY, S. )
1623514. SGT.F/ENG. ROBERTS, N. )
1295007. SGT.A/G. STARLING, S. )
1503607. SGT.PIL. COOK, A. )
1096276. SGT.NAV. SIMPSON, C.
1398082. SGT.A/B. JONES, J. )
1467119. SGT.A/B. BARRETT, L. )
1607905. SGT.F/ENG. WOOD, R. )
1652839. SGT.A/G. CLOUTER, G. )
1592020. SGT.A/G. FORSTER, T. )
1575513. SGT.NAV. WILKES, E. ) Posted from 1651 C.U., w.e.f. 3/1/44. (Authy.P/N.3G/3580/43 dated 22/12/43)
1395702. SGT.W/AIR. SUMMERS, W. )
1601839. SGT.F/ENG. HARRY, J. )
1392121. SGT.A/G. HALL, R. )
1392577. SGT.NAV. SIMNETT, B. ) Posted from 1651 C.U., w.e.f. 3/1/44. (Authy.P/N.3G/3606/43 dated 23/12/43)
1322248. SGT.W/AIR. BISHOP, S. )
1641609. SGT.F/ENG. HORNER, A. )
1317623. SGT.A/G. DAVIES, R. )
553063. SGT.NAV. PERCIVAL, W. ) Posted from 31 Base w.e.f. 4/1/44. (Authy.P/N.3G/27/44 dated 2/1/44)
1803074. SGT.F/ENG. GERMING, J. )
1396104. SGT.W/AIR. HANCOCK, S. ) Posted from 31 Base w.e.f. 5/1/44. (Authy.P/N.3G/3767/43 dated 29/12/43).
1495443. SGT.F/ENG. RIMMER, D. )
1463367. SGT.WO/AIR. EDGERTON, L. ) Posted from 31 Base w.e.f. 10/1/44 (Authy.P/N.3G/20/44 dated 2/1/44).
1603898. SGT.A/G. DAVIES, R.)
1628572. SGT.A/G. PEPPER, J. )
1684309. SGT.F/ENG. SLEIGHTHOLM, D. )
923636. SGT.A/G. WILMER, K.  Posted from 33 Base w.e.f. 7/1/44 (Authy.P/N.3G/3274/44 dtd. 17/1/44).
1608835. SGT.F/ENG. CUDLIPP, L. ) Posted from 33 Base w.e.f. 18/1/44 (Authy.P/N.3G/334/44 dtd. 19/1/44).
1684010. SGT.A/G. GLEAVE, E. )
1503993. SGT.NAV. McFARLAND, J. ) Posted from 31 Base w.e.f. 25/1/44 (Authy.P/N.3G/384/44 dtd. 25/1/44).
1803280. SGT.F/ENG. KAHLER, H. )
1890807. SGT.A/G. WOOLLAM, P. )
1549452. SGT.NAV. HEWITT, T. ) Posted to 31 Base w.e.f. 20/1/44 (Authy.P/N.3G/339/44 dtd. 19/1/44).
1449499. SGT.A/G. BONE, H. )
1176109. SGT.F/ENG. ESTCOURTE, A. )
1186834. SGT.F/ENG. COLLINS, G. )
1570005. SGT.A/G. RAMSAY, W. )
551988]. SGT.A/G. BRUCE, C. )
R99243. W/O.A/B. DONOVAN, M.  Posted from 33 Base w.e.f. 24/12/43 (Authy.P/N.3G/3024/43 dtd. 27/12/43).
R168207.  SGT.A/B. BLOOMFIELD, M. ) Posted from 1657 C.U. w.e.f. 3/1/44 (Authy.P/N.3G/3606/43 dtd. 23/12/43).
R181729. SGT.A/G. BELL, H. )
R192994. SGT.A/G. SCHOBER, E.  Posted from 1651 C.U. w.e.f. 3/1/44. (Authy.P/N.3G/3606/43 dtd. 23/12/43).
R178421. SGT.A/G. REID, W.  Posted from No. 31 Base w.e.f. 5/1/44 (Authy.P/N.3G/3767/43 dtd. 29/12/43).
R128478. F/S.NAV. JOHNSON, F.  Posted to 11 O.T.U. w.e.f. 10/1/44 (Authy.P/N.3G/118/44 dtd. 9/1/44).
AUS.417521. SGT.A/G. SAWTELL, A.  Posted from 1651 C.U. w.e.f. 3/1/44. (Authy.P/N.3G/3580/43 dtd. 22/12/43).

[Signed R. D. Max]

Wing Commander, Commanding,

NO. 75(NZ) SQUADRON, R.A.F.

3 thoughts on “January 1944

  1. Val Morrison

    Under Appointments and Promotions it has my dad:-TJ Nation and it has “Apptd to Comm. as P/O on probtn., w.e.f……….what does this actually mean? To most of you its probably straight forward….but I have no idea? Thanks.

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    1. Bryan Strong

      Apptd (appointed), to Comm (commissioned officer), as P/O (Pilot Officer- the lowest ranked commissioned officer) onprobtn (probation).,
      hope that helps
      Bryan

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