Leading Aircraftman Edwin Cyril SNELL

Service No: 414269
Born: Brisbane QLD, 17 December 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 17 August 1941
Unit: No. 2 Air Observers School, Mount Gambier SA
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 2 Air Observers School Anson aircraft W2020), Mount Cole VIC, 21 May 1942, Aged 25 Years
Buried: Columbarium Wall, Mount Thompson Crematorium, QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Frederick Cyril and Emily Grace Snell, of Eight Mile Plains.
Roll of Honour: Brisbane QLD
Remembered: Panel 116, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 21 May 1942, Avro Anson W2020 hit trees while descending in low visibility at Mount Cole, south of Eversley.

The crew members of W2020 were:

Pilot Officer George William Holman (409119) (Observer Instructor)
Flight Sergeant Edward Hope Illingworth (406619) (Pilot)
Sergeant Denis Aloysius Lenihan (416435) (Observer Instructor)
Leading Aircraftman Arthur Edmond Pott (405932) (Trainee Observer) Injured, Killed on Air Operations: 4 November 1944
Leading Aircraftman Edwin Cyril Snell (414269) (Trainee Observer)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Records A9845, 75

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