Bruce Frederick GREENWOOD

GREENWOOD, Bruce Frederick

Service Numbers: 424584, N175689
Enlisted: 9 October 1941
Last Rank: Pilot Officer
Last Unit: No. 51 Squadron (RAF)
Born: Bexley, New South Wales, 28 June 1922
Home Town: Bexley, Rockdale, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Draftsman
Died: Murdered by his German captors while a Prisoner of War, Dreierwalde, Westphalia, Germany, 22 March 1945, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany
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Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ballarat Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial, Eastwood War Memorial, International Bomber Command Centre Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Pilot Officer, 424584
9 Oct 1941: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Lance Corporal, N175689
15 Sep 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, 424584, No. 51 Squadron (RAF), Sydney, NSW

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Fredrick Clarence and Gladys Greenwood, of Eastwood, New South Wales, Australia.


Pilot Officer B.F. Greenwood, eldest son of Mrs. F.C. Greenwood of Eastwood, navigator of a Halifax bomber reported missing in air operations over the Rhine on March 21, 1945, now reported belived killed by Germans after having parachuted to safety.  He was on his 34th operational mission.

GREENWOOD - Treasured memories of our darling son and brother Pilot/Officer Bruce Frederick Greenwood Navigator RAF No 51 Halifax Bomber  Sqdn killed with crew whilst POW Germany March 22 1945 aged 22 years
Twas for us they died
Keep we their memory green
His sorrowing mum dad and brother Ross

GREENWOOD - In loving memory of a beloved young airman Pilot/Officer Bruce Frederick Greenwood killed Germany March 22 1945
Sadly missed by Aunt Mona Uncle Andy and cousins Keith and Valda.