He registered for the WW II draft on 30 June 1942, resided at 801 N. Main, Thief River Falls, Bennington Co., Minnesota, employed by Mason & Hanger, and described himself as 5’10”, 160 lbs, with red hair and gray eyes. He enlisted in the USAAF in San Antonio, Texas, on 22 February 1943. He completed flight instruction through advanced schools and earned his commission and pilot wings. He was sent overseas to India. On 12 March 1945, a C-46A, # 42-3671, assigned to Air Transport Command, 1337th AAF Base Unit, departed the airfield at Sookerating, India, at 1440 hours IST for Chanyi, China. Last contact was with air traffic control at Chabua airfield, India, while over Sadiya, India, at about 1500 hours IST. The two pilots were found deceased at the crash scene on 27 March 1945 and were buried in the airfield cemetery at Kailakunda, India. After recovery from the American military airfield cemetery at Ledo, India, his remains were buried in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Hawaii, on 10 January 1949 (Sec. A, Grave 108).

 

His brother, Paul M. Green, born 1 October 1934, served in the U.S. Navy from 15 February 1952 to 30 September 1955, during the Korean War. He died on 16 April 1987 and is buried in the Pine Crest Cemetery, Mobile, Alabama.

Curtiss C-46 Commando over the Hump