Pilot Officer John Douglas GREENWOOD

Service No: 420619
Born: Brisbane QLD, 9 June 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 8 November 1941 (at Sydney NSW)
Unit: No. 90 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Tuddenham
Died: Air Operations: (No. 90 Squadron Stirling aircraft EF443), North West Europe, 29 January 1944, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Roy Harry and Helen Fitzgerald Greenwood, of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; husband of E. Helen Greenwood, of Lidcombe, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 258, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 123, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1832 hours on the night of 28 January 1944 Stirling EF443 took off from Tuddenham to carry out a mine laying operation in Kiel Bay, Germany. Nothing further was heard of the aircraft or crew after take-off. In 1948 there being no trace of the aircraft or crew it was concluded the crew were lost at sea.

The crew members of EF443 were:

Sergeant Vincent Dooley (977328) (RAFVR) (Mid-upper Gunner)
Pilot Officer John Douglas Greenwood (420619) (Pilot)
Sergeant Kenneth Lovell Harding (1865691) (RAFVR) (Flight Engineer)
Sergeant Gordon Reginald Holland (1458358) (RAFVR) (Navigator)
Flight Sergeant Keith Roland Lindenberg (425326) (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner)
Sergeant Gordon Royston (1452441) (RAFVR) (Rear Gunner)
Sergeant John Patrick Seddon (963130) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)


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, 166/16/265

Book Now Book Now