Arthur J. Greene
Arthur J. Greene was born to Edmond and Florence Greene on January 8th, 1922. He was the younger brother of the family’s two boys. Arthur was an All-State basketball star in high school. He graduated Junior College of Bergen County in the class of ‘40.
Arthur had two years of college and a job in insurance under his belt when Pearl Harbor was bombed. Arthur enlisted in preflight school at San Antonio on December 9th, 1942 to join the Air Force. After 2 years of training, including San Antonio preflight school, Arthur and the 756th Squadron, 459th Bombing Group, 15th Air Force got ready to go overseas. He was the bombardier for his crew’s B-24 Liberator.
On June 10th, 1944, Second Lieutenant Arthur J. Green, as well as his crew were killed when their plane suddenly combusted over Italy. His remains were interred in a military burying ground shortly after. His family, which resided in Teaneck, was presented by the Township of Teaneck a hand-illuminated scroll in his honor. In December of 1948, Arthur’s remains were recovered and interred in George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus.
Junior College of Bergen County, Teaneck
- 1930 United States Federal Census
- 1940 United States Federal Census
- U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
- U.S. Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963
fold3.com (Historical Military Records)
- Missing Air Crew Report - Second Lieutenant Arthur J. Greene, 0706846, 459 Bomb Group, Killed in Action 10 June 1944
- WWII Army and Army Air Force Casualty List
National World War II Memorial, Wash., D.C. Website
Find A Grave Website