Dr. Green, AFNOA President - 1929-2001
Arthur Wallace Green,
Jr., a retired brigadier general of the U S Air Force,
died of complications from surgery on December 12, 2001, at the
age of 72. A
native of Massachusetts, he enlisted in the Air Force in 1947
commissioned at Ellington Air Force Base as a navigator in 1950.
He flew 56
combat missions in B-26s in Korea and was then assigned to SAC
as an RB-36
navigator until his release from active duty in 1953. In the reserves,
General Green served as a bombing and navigation instructor and
positions in the intelligence field. He was a life member of the
Navigator Observers Association (AFNOA), serving as both 1st V-P
In civilian life, General Green received a masters
degree in electrical
engineering from the University of Houston and a doctorate of
physics from Texas Christian University. He was a senior scientist
Instruments Company, associate director of the Marine Geology
Group in Woods Hole, Mass., and a co-founder of the Intermagnet
Observatory Network, which consists of 75 observatories operating
nations. At the time of his death, Dr. Green was President of
of the U S Geological Survey Geomagnetism Group, and on the Board
of the U S Air Force Academy Falcon Foundation.
Dr. Green is survived by his wife Amy, sons Michael and Christian,
stepchildren Louise Swanson and Hank Windmoeller, and seven grandchildren.
His funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 18, at 10:30
AM at the
Notre Dame Catholic Church, Lakewood, CO.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests
that donations be made either to the U S Air Force Academy Falcon
or to the American Cancer Society.
AFNOA salutes General Green as a very special friend
and life member who will
be missed but remembered by all for a long time.