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


Alexander William Valentine Green, of Craigavad, County Down was born on 4th February 1919, the son of Alexander and Marjory Green.

He was educated at Cabin Hill prep school and Campbell College, both in Belfast. He then went to the de Havilland Aeronautical School.

Green 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 Me109s 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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