Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: 209 Squadron Airman

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    743
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default 209 Squadron Airman

    Looking for details on the death on 20-8-1943 of Sgt James Malcolm SNOWDEN - 1108099, commemorated on the Alamein Memorial. Reported as Missing Believed Killed on Active Service.

    Believed lost in a Catalina off Mombasa, Kenya along with:

    Wg Cmdr Gerald Euan WALLACE - 33179
    Flt Sgt Dennis William O'LEARY - 933257
    Flt Sgt Ernest MALLON - 350034
    Flt Lt John Mitchell INGLIS - 60288
    Flt Sgt Ernest HALLAS - 942335
    FO Victor Bowring FIELD - 48165
    LAC Norman EDWARDS - 1027867
    Sgt Stanley BORRILL - 84738

    Many Thanks
    Martyn

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    6,569
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 47 Times in 45 Posts

    Default

    Hello Martyn,

    You missed one: AUS400292 F/Lt Edwin Ronald Brooke ROBERTS RAAF.

    No.209 Squadron.
    Catalina IB FP302 'R' Hit sea off Mombasa 20-8-1943.

    See: NAA: 166/36/105 pp.23-4 & 40-1 of 41

    Accident occurred at night, practising depth charge attacks on pinnace. Approx.2000hrs.

    AUS400292 F/Lt*(Capt.) E R B ROBERTS RAAF +
    33179 W/C (2nd Pilot) G E WALLACE + ( CO No.209 Sqn.)
    60288 F/L (3rd Pilot) J M INGLIS +
    48165 F/O (WOM/AG) V B FIELD +
    933257 T/Sgt (WOP/AG) D W O'LEARY +
    1108099 T/Sgt (WOP/AG) J M SNOWDEN +
    350034 T/Sgt (F/ENG) E MALLON +
    84738 T/Sgt (F/ENG) S BORRILL +
    942335 T/Sgt (PM'A'/AG) E HALLAS +
    Passenger 1027867 LAC (ACH/GD) N EDWARDS +

    All commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

    * CWGC incorrectly refers to Roberts as a Flight Sergeant.(Roberts, Acting Flight Lieutenant w.e.f. 16-4-1943).

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 21st October 2009 at 03:33. Reason: minor correction

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    743
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Col,

    As ever many thanks for the information. I am always amazed at the information at your fingertips.

    Martyn

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •