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Surname GREEN   Initials R J G   First Name ROBERT JOSEPH GEORGE  
Decorations DFC +  
Rank Pilot Oficer   Unit RAF   Service No. 109084  
Age Unknown  Deceased 15/01/1945  Previous Squadron  
Comments Seriously injured on mission to Hamburg and subsequently KIA with 139 Sqn  
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War Graves Link 2413044  Grave Photo NO Cemetery Photo NO
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DFC  21/08/1942  Pilot Officer Robert Joseph George GREEN (109084) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 156 Squadron.

One night in July, 1942, this officer was captain of an aircraft which attacked Hamburg. On the return flight, near Bremen, his aeroplane was held in a cone of searchlights.

Displaying great resource, Pilot Officer Green dived his aircraft down the searchlight beams from 13,000 to only 50 feet, thus enabling his front gunner to extinguish 2 of the lights. During the dive, the aircraft was hit by shell fire. Pilot Officer Green was wounded in the thigh, while the front gunner and the wireless operator received wounds in the arm and hand respectively. Despite great pain and the difficulty of controlling his damaged aircraft, Pilot Officer Green skilfully flew it through a continuous barrage of anti-aircraft fire and searchlights until the coast was reached. Handing over the controls to the second pilot, he continued to direct his crew although in a state of collapse

By his skill, courage and fortitude, Pilot Officer Green was mainly responsible for the safe return of his aircraft and its crew. 
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Bar to DFC  5/12/1944  Acting Squadron Leader Robert Joseph George GREEN, D.F.C. (109084), R.A.F.V.R., 139 Sqn.  139 
Source Date Comments
ORB  28/07/1942  P/O GREEN and crew abandoned arcraft by parachute. Second pilot stayed with aircraft and landed at Coltishall. Three of crew wounded and admitted to ELY. (P/O GREEN, Sgt. CARNES, Sgt GALLAHER) 
ORB  9/08/1942  P/O R.J. GREEN granted immediate award of D.F.C. (Still in hospital) 
LG 35678  21/08/1942  DFC Notification 
ORB  28/11/1942  P/O R.J.G. GREEN D.F.C. pilot posted to 15 OTU HARWELL. 
LG 36831  5/12/1944  Bar to DFC Notification