Personnel Index - Detail

Name
GREEN
First Names
Gilbert John
Rank
F/Sgt
Service
RAF
Service Number
1322942
Crew Position
Bomb Aimer
Age
21
Date of Death
23/09/1943
Cemetery

 

Photographed by Malcolm Brooke

Image courtesy of Nick Powell

Image dated September 1942
 

Image courtesy of Nick Powell

On leave in Southall



L to R:
Jock Paterson, Jimmy Green, Doug Bickle, Arthur Buck, Cyril Anderson and John Nugent

This airman flew Lancaster ED999 at least once....click for an image and information about this aircraft.

23/24 September, 1943; MANNHEIM:

The northern part of Mannheim suffered bombing from 628 aircraft. It cost Bomber Command 18 Lancasters, 7 Halifaxes and 7 Wellingtons.
After their mid-afternoon bus trip from Fiskerton, 13 crews had climbed away from Dunholme Lodge by 18.56hrs. Once over the target, fighters were again much in evidence. The use of searchlights in co-ordination with fighters accounted for many of the losses.
Sadly, the luck of two other 49 Squadron crews did not hold out. Cyril Anderson and his 'Dambuster' crew flying in the Wingco's aircraft, D-Donald, failed to return and were all later reported killed... this would have been their 21st operation.

ED702 (EA-D)
P/O C T. Anderson Pilot (Killed)
Sgt R.C. Paterson F/E (Killed)
F/Sgt J.P. Nugent NAV (Killed)
F/Sgt W.D. Bickle W/AG (Killed)
Sgt A.W. Buck A/G (Killed)
F/Sgt G.J. Green B/A (Killed)
F/Sgt E. Ewan A/G (Killed)
 

There is a memorial tree planted at East Kirkby to remember this crew
 



Sgt G J Green fly with the Duncan crew on the 25/26th February 1943.
This crew, without Sgt Green, failed to return from their next raid.



Offenbach an der Queich.............................Ottersheim bei Landau

A=Position of crash site with memorial nearby
B=Location where F/Sgt Green was found with memorial nearby



The crew memorial



The memorial to Sgt G J Green