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Snow, William Field Crichton (Flying Officer)

Killed in Action 1943-January-28

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Birth Date: 1915-July-05 (age 27)

Son of John and Carrie Ross Snow, of Vancouver, British Columbia.

Home: Vancouver, British Columbia

145 (CS) Sqn- Squadron
Furor Non Sine Frenis Fury with balance
Flying Officer
Air Chief MarshalA/C/M
Air MarshalA/M
Air Vice MarshalA/V/M
Air CommodoreA/C
Group CaptainG/C
Wing CommanderW/C
Squadron LeaderS/L
Flight LieutenantF/L
Flying OfficerF/O
Pilot OfficerP/O
Warrant Officer 1st ClassWO1
Warrant Officer 2nd ClassWO2
Flight SergeantFS
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Service Numbers
145 Bomber Reconnaissance Squadron (Furor Non Sine Frenis). Hudson aircraft 760 crashed near a convoy whilst on convoy duty over the Atlantic Ocean. Pilot Officer R.R. Barnes, FSs J.S. Boyer, and J.E. Ouellette were also killed.

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Flying Officer William Field Crichton Snow has no known grave.

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Hudson 760

Lockheed Hudson A-28 A-29 AT-18

Lockheed Hudson
Source National Air Force Museum of Canada.

The Lockheed Hudson was an American-built light bomber and coastal reconnaissance aircraft built initially for the Royal Air Force (RAF) shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War and primarily operated by the RAF thereafter. The Hudson served throughout the war, mainly with Coastal Command, but also in transport and training roles, as well as delivering agents into occupied France. They were also used extensively with the Royal Canadian Air Force's (RCAF) anti-submarine squadrons. National Air Force Museum of Canada.

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CASPIR Aircraft Groups:
RCAF On Strength (247), RCAF 400 Squadron (7), Canadian Aircraft Losses (245), Canadian Ferried (2)
last update: 2021-12-21 01:36:53

Hudson I 760

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Diverted from RAF order, tested and delivered marked with RAF serial N7345. Operated by No. 11 (BR) Squadron, from 15 September 1939, coded "OY*B". To Eastern Air Command with this unit following transfer to RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS on 1 April 1940 (this is date of ownership transfer, squadron move date is reported as 3 November 1939). Category B damage at Dartmouth at 04:30 on 20 June 1942, when right undercarriage collapsed and aircraft ground looped. To Clark Ruse Aircraft for repairs, 27 June to 3 September 1942. To Eastern Air Command when completed. Being operated by No. 145 (BR) Squadron based at Torbay, Newfoundland when lost at sea on 28 January 1943. Crashed in vicinity of convoy while on escort mission, no survivors.

1939-09-15 Taken on Strength RCAF Station 2019-08-20
1942-June-20 Accident: 11 Squadron Loc: Aerodrome Names: Hoehn | Maxwell | Porterfield | Willis
1943-January-28 Accident: 145 Squadron Loc: Over The Atlantic Ocean Names: Barnes | Boyer | Quellette | Snow
1943-10-20 Struck off Strength 2019-08-20

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