Pilot Officer Mervyn Richard Roberts GREEN

Service No: 400707
Born: Bristol, England, 15 June 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 13 October 1940 (at Melbourne VIC)
Unit: No. 7 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Oakington
Died: Air Operations: (No. 7 Squadron Stirling aircraft W7466), Germany, 28 March 1942, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Hamburg War Cemetery, Hamburg, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William Roberts Green and Anne Matilda Green, of Springvale, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Springvale VIC
Remembered: Panel 123, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1940 hours on the night of 28 March 1942 Stirling W7466 took off from Oakington to bomb Lubeck, Germany. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. Post war it was established that the aircraft crashed at Gnutz 12kms north west of Neumunster and all the crew members had been killed.

The crew members of W7466 were:

Sergeant Donald Ian Dunn (929387) (RAFVR) (Air Gunner)
Pilot Officer Mervyn Richard Roberts Green (400707) (Pilot)
Sergeant James Frederick Grimmett (805349) (RAF (Auxiliary Air Force)) (Flight Engineer)
Pilot Officer John MacLean Murdoch (J/5687) (RCAF) (Navigator)
Flight Sergeant Clarence William Starrett (R/76063) (RCAF) (Second Pilot)
Sergeant Edgar George Tapner (915511) (RAFVR) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Captain John Frimston Wyn Griffith (170143) (British Army, Royal Artillery attached to No. 7 Squadron)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/34/169

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