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    Default Sergeant D G GREEN 31 May 1942 - 297 Squadron ?

    Hello,

    First of all: Happy new year!
    According to the fantastic new book of Colin Cummings 'Though Without Anger' Sergeant Donald George Green (Wireless Operator) has been lost onboard Whitley V BD371 of 297 Squadron on 31 May 1942.
    Sergeant Green isn't reported in 38 Group Roll of Honour and I can't confirm that this man was from 297 Squadron.
    Can somebody help me?
    Thanks in advance.

    Bruno
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    Bruno,
    I've for Whitley BD371: crashlanded Manor Farm, Porton, Wiltshire and surviving crew:
    P/O (Pilot) A. BRIERLEY - 108615;
    Sgt (Obs) B.D. PIPE - 1377877;
    Sgt (Ag) H. GREENAN - 1116773, and
    Sgt (WOp) ??? - 1108136.

    Sgt (WOp/Ag) Donald G. GREEN - 1310801 indeed still is on my 'unaccounted' list.
    The answer maybe will come from the "Whitley Project".

    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Hi,
    Have had a look at the GRO lists and D.G. Green's death was registered at Cambridge, coincidentely, on page 121 of OTU losses (Chorley) 26 OTU Wellington DV709 on returning from ops to Koln, force landed NE of Cambridge, two were killed but the injured were taken to Ely hospital, one of the injured was a Sgt Green, although Chorley does not state that Green died of injuries, could possibly be a connection?

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    Thanks AlanW for this info.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    AlanW,Henk,

    I thank you very much for your answer.
    Service number '1108136' isn't in the CWGC database so the fourth man with this service number must have survived and so D G Green (Wireless Operator / Air Gunner) could be the 26 OTU man:
    He is written in third place of the crew of Wellington DV709 in the book of OTU losses of Chorley (the Wireless Operator place in Wellingtons aircraft in Chorley's books) but the problem is that D G Green isn't reported in the Chorley's Bomber Command Roll of Honour. Is it an error? Did D G Green died from his wounds?

    Bruno
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