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Name: John Edmund Greene
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) John Greene
Country: Canada
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Naval Air Service
Royal Air Force
Units: 13N (RNAS)
213 (RAF)
Victories: 15
Born: 02 July 1894
Place of Birth: Winnepeg, Manitoba
Died: 14 October 1918 Killed In Action
Place of Death:  
Cemetery: Coxyde Military Cemetery, Koksijde, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
 
 
John Edmund Greene joined the Royal Naval Air Service in 1916. Toward the end of 1917, he was posted to 13 Naval Squadron where he scored 15 victories flying the Sopwith Camel. Shot down by Carl Degelow on 4 October 1918, Greene survived but ten days later he was killed in action when he was shot down over the Belgian lines. His body was buried at the crash site.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 29 Jan 1918 1400 13N Sopwith Camel (B3909) Seaplane (DES) 1 100 yds off Blankenberghe
2 12 Mar 1918 0905 13N Sopwith Camel (B6407) Rumpler C (DESF) 2 Ostend-Wenduyne
3 24 Mar 1918 1030 13N Sopwith Camel (B3999) Pfalz D.III (OOC) E of Middelkerke
4 01 Apr 1918 abt 1430 213 Sopwith Camel (B3999) Seaplane (DES) Zeebrugge
5 11 May 1918 1445 213 Sopwith Camel (D3357) Albatros D.V (DES) 4 mi N of Westende
6 11 May 1918 1445 213 Sopwith Camel (D3357) Albatros D.V (OOC) N of Westende
7 12 Aug 1918 1215 213 Sopwith Camel (D9659) Fokker D.VII (OOC) 4 mi SE of Ypres
8 13 Aug 1918 1340 213 Sopwith Camel (D9659) Pfalz D.III (OOC) 3 mi W of Ostend
9 25 Aug 1918 0730 213 Sopwith Camel (E1406) Fokker D.VII (DES) 10 mi S of Ostend
10 05 Sep 1918 1440 213 Sopwith Camel (E1406) Fokker D.VII (DES) S of Varsenaere aerodrome
11 04 Oct 1918 0930 213 Sopwith Camel (B7270) Fokker D.VII (DES) 2 mi E of Roulers
12 04 Oct 1918 1555 213 Sopwith Camel (B7270) Fokker D.VII (DESF) N of Iseghem
13 04 Oct 1918 1555 213 Sopwith Camel (B7270) Fokker D.VII (OOC) N of Iseghem
14 08 Oct 1918 1205 213 Sopwith Camel (D3409) Fokker D.VII (DES) E of Aertrycke
15 14 Oct 1918 1015 213 Sopwith Camel (D3409) Fokker D.VII (OOC) 3 Ardoye

1 Shared with FCdr Leonard Slatter, FSL John Paynter, FSL George MacKay, FSL Maurice Cooper
2 Shared with FSL Maurice Cooper, FSL George MacKay, FSL E V Bell (B7226)
3 Shared with 1/Lt K MacLeish (B7270)
 
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