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World War II

To my knowledge, two relatives died while serving in the second world war.

Thomas Frederick Vincent, Jr.

databaseflagThomas Vincent, Jr., (16 Jun 1926-18 Jun 1945) was a sailor in the U.S. Navy.  (EEG’s first cousin once removed).

SERVICE # 7116300
SPECIALTY: Seaman First Class

Serving on the USS Bonefish (SS-223) in  Toyama Bay, Honshu, Japan when his submarine was sunk by depth charge attack

Courts of the Missing, Honolulu Memorial
★ American Campaign Medal
★ World War II Victory Medal



databaseflagIvan Green (24 Nov 1914-27 Feb 1941) was a pilot-instructor for the RAF  (EEG’s great uncle).

From the Operations Record Book:

Oxford R5957 (Mk I) of 14 FTS, crashed Monday 27th February 1941.
Halley : Turned after night take-off and flew into ground 1m N of Sibson, 27.2.41
14 FTS ORB : Cranfield
27/2/41 Oxford R5957 crashed at Sibson RLG during night flying. Both the instructor and pupil F/O M I F Green and LAC D C Ellerbeck were killed
Accident Report No. 1180
BCPASPA : 86658 Flg Off (Plt Instr) Maurice Ivan Frank Green, RAFVR, 26, of Norwich. ACA. Norwich (The Rosary) Cemetery, Norfolk.
928881 LAC (Plt U/T) Douglas Charles M Ellerbeck, RAFVR. Sandy Cemetery, Bedfordshire.

Frank Green (who served in WWI) and his son Ivan Green, a pilot instructor in WWI for the RAF.