FRANCIS W. GREENE, ENS, USNR

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

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 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.

That is the summary of the March 1945 War Diary entry of Patrol Bombing Squadron (VPB)119.

He has a memory marker in Hawaii.


Class Navigation

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