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    Hello ,
    On october 22 1944 LAC Davies IJ 908308 and LAC Snowling HW 833059 from the 72 Wing RAF were buried at the US Cemetery of Henri-Chapelle in Belgium. Later both man were reburied at the CWGC Hotton War Cemetery in Belgium. Can someone help me with some more information.

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    Alain

    A slight correction: Snowling, Henry Watson, service No. 633059. This site has some details of the circumstances of his loss:

    http://lancasterwarmemorials.org.uk/...sterwwii-s.htm

    "This airman was killed by an accidental gunshot at Veilsalm campsite in Belgium. He was attached to No 72 wing at Normale near Mons in Belgium at the time of his death."

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    Hello Simon ,

    Thanks for the help.

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    Hello Simon,
    Births Mar Qtr 1912
    SNOWLING, Henry W, Lancaster 8e 1311 (Father’s name not given - so finding any siblings will be difficult!).
    Enlisted 633059 after Mar 1938 (aged 18 in 1930).
    Looks, at first sight, like a ‘Negligent Discharge’? Maybe the 72 Wg ORB (assuming it can be unearthed!) might help? On the other hand – with two deaths at the same place/time – ‘Jonny’ may be able to advise if the SIB (or other Provost unit(s)) might have been involved? Must have been a File raised??
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    Peter Davies
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    I have the following entry from the 72 Wing ORB:

    "On 20th Dec there was a Court Martial at HQ of an airman of 55037 unit on a charge of negligently using a Sten gun which resulted in the death of LAC Snowling. The Defending Officer submitted that the prosecution had not proved their case, which submission was upheld by the Court and the charge was dismissed."

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