Personnel Index - Detail

Name
GREEN
First Names
Ralph James
Rank
Sgt
Service
RAF
Service Number
1294976
Crew Position
Wireless Operator
Posting Details
 Comments

 

Sgt Green was injured by 'friendly fire from the Royal Navy while returning from a raid to Hannover 27-28th September 1943 on what appears to have been his 30th operation.

The extract from the Squadron history records.....

Jock Morrison and his crew in JB295 were just finishing off their coffee when 'all hell broke loose'.
Nearing home, a British convoy, just off the Wash had opened fire on the returning bomber, injuring W/OP Sgt Green.

He was eventually invalided out of the RAF.
 

49Sqn Association

For the majority of the tour, this was "the Morrison crew".
 

Image courtesy of Christopher Green