FRANCIS W. GREENE, ENS, USNR

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Francis Greene '46

Date of birth: August 21, 1921

Date of death: March 22, 1945

Age: 23

Lucky Bag

Francis Whittle Greene is listed among those “gone but not forgotten.” The 1944 Naval Academy Register lists him as resigning on January 14, 1943 with this note: "Deficient in studies. Recommended to be dropped. Permitted to resign."

Loss

From the summary of the March 1945 War Diary entry of Patrol Bombing Squadron (VPB)119 via Find A Grave:

Ensign Francis [Whittie] Greene was a Co-Pilot on a US Navy PB4Y-2 'Privateer' squadron VPB-119 when his plane was shot down over Amoy Harbor, China on 22 March 1945. Greene and 5 other crew were lost.

Frank was survived by his widow, Ellie S. Greene, and a posthumous daughter, Frances W. Greene, born in April, 1945. He has a memory marker in Hawaii.


Class of 1946

Francis is one of 35 members of the Class of 1946 in Memorial Hall.