Personnel Index - Detail

First Names
Gilbert John
Service Number
Crew Position
Bomb Aimer
Date of Death


Photographed by Malcolm Brooke

Image courtesy of Nick Powell

Image dated September 1942

Image courtesy of Nick Powell

On leave in Southall

L to R:
Jock Paterson, Jimmy Green, Doug Bickle, Arthur Buck, Cyril Anderson and John Nugent

This airman flew Lancaster ED999 at least for an image and information about this aircraft.

23/24 September, 1943; MANNHEIM:

The northern part of Mannheim suffered bombing from 628 aircraft. It cost Bomber Command 18 Lancasters, 7 Halifaxes and 7 Wellingtons.
After their mid-afternoon bus trip from Fiskerton, 13 crews had climbed away from Dunholme Lodge by 18.56hrs. Once over the target, fighters were again much in evidence. The use of searchlights in co-ordination with fighters accounted for many of the losses.
Sadly, the luck of two other 49 Squadron crews did not hold out. Cyril Anderson and his 'Dambuster' crew flying in the Wingco's aircraft, D-Donald, failed to return and were all later reported killed... this would have been their 21st operation.

ED702 (EA-D)
P/O C T. Anderson Pilot (Killed)
Sgt R.C. Paterson F/E (Killed)
F/Sgt J.P. Nugent NAV (Killed)
F/Sgt W.D. Bickle W/AG (Killed)
Sgt A.W. Buck A/G (Killed)
F/Sgt G.J. Green B/A (Killed)
F/Sgt E. Ewan A/G (Killed)

There is a memorial tree planted at East Kirkby to remember this crew

Sgt G J Green fly with the Duncan crew on the 25/26th February 1943.
This crew, without Sgt Green, failed to return from their next raid.

Offenbach an der Queich.............................Ottersheim bei Landau

A=Position of crash site with memorial nearby
B=Location where F/Sgt Green was found with memorial nearby

The crew memorial

The memorial to Sgt G J Green