M.421  First Officer Godfrey Albert Chichester Greene 

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b. 25 Sep 1911, Dublin   22 Apr 1941 to 30 Jun 1945

 ata godfrey greene 1935 1935

Ed. G.C.S. Dublin, National School Kildare St.

prev. RAFVR 16 Jan 1939 to 18 Sep 1940, Sergeant Pilot under training

prev. a 'Ladies Court Hairdresser' in Paris, then a technical assistant at Plessey in Ilford

m. Jun-42 Madeline Clare [Grigsby] in Maidenhead [d. 2009, Wallasey]

Address in 1941: Littlewick House, Littlewick Green, Maidenhead


Postings: 6FPP, 16FPP, 14FPP, 1FPP

Had 5 accidents in 1942, 4 of which were his fault; he managed to damage a Walrus [failed to control swing], a Hurricane [forgot to lower undercarriage], 2 Masters [hard landing collapsed undercarriage, and hit a post whilst taxying] and a Spitfire [undercarriage leg failed to lock down, that one was not his fault].

Contract Terminated in Apr-42 but re-instated; "This pilot has been given a second chance, a further course of training in the School ... He has not given entire satisfaction. As a pilot he appears now to be average but his reports indicate that he requires driving."

"General flying poor, take-off and approaches below standard", but "A keen and willing pilot within his limited capabilities."

 Also damaged 2 more Spitfires in 1943, but neither was his fault.


d. Jul 1995 - Wallasey, Merseyside


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