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The Airmen's Stories - P/O W G Snow


William George Snow was born on 29th April 1914 in Godstone, Surrey and joined the RAFVR about March 1938 as an Airman u/t Pilot. He was then employed as a Silk Merchant in Woking.


Above image courtesy of Sharon Walls.


Called up on 1st September 1939, he completed his training and joined 236 Squadron in September 1940. By late 1941 he was serving with 272 Squadron in the Western Desert.

On 6th December 1941 Beaufighter IC T3246 was shot down by a Me109 of JG27 and crash-landed near Tmimi in Libya. Snow and his observer, Sgt. JK Dutton, were taken prisoner.

Snow was transported to Stalag Luft III at Sagan. He was released from the RAF in 1945 as a Flight Lieutenant.

He died on 27th October 1979 in Scoresby, Victoria, Australia.




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