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The Airmen's Stories - P/O A W V Green


Alexander William Valentine Green, of Craigavad, County Down was born in early 1919 and joined the RAFVR as an Airman u/t Observer about June 1939.

Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training at 4 BGS West Freugh, was commissioned in March 1940 and joined 235 Squadron on 19th March.

On 11th September 1940 Green was in Blenheim IV L9396 QY*E escorting Albacores of 826 (FAA) Squadron which were attacking a convoy off Calais.

The Blenheim was shot down into the Channel by Me109's of 1./JG52 and III./JG53. Green, P/O PC Wickings-Smith and Sgt. RDH Watts were all lost.

Green was 21. He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, panel 8.




Above image courtesy of Dean Sumner


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