Charles William Snyder                                                                           Updated: 04 MAR 2021

Airman: e777371.htm Surname: Snyder Init: C W Rank: Sgt Service: RCAF Sqdn: 434

P_link: p211.htm Plane: HAL DK261 Operation: Bomb G Crash_site: Off Mandø

Crash_d: d240843 Buried_d: e777 C_link: e777.htm At_Next: NO KNOWN

Den 24. august 1943 blev HAL DK261 under returflyvning fra Berlin skudt ned af en tysk natjager ved Mandø. Flyet styrtede ned vest for øen, måske omkring her.
Se p211MACR med mange detaljer.

2 omkomne besætningsmedlemmer fra dette fly, F. V. Messenger og M. W. Stevenson, blev begravet i Esbjerg den 2. september 1943.
C. W. Snyder har ingen kendt grav. R. C. Brooks, J. Plenderleith og R. S. Welters blev taget til fange.
Det lykkedes piloten, S/Ldr Roy McLernon via Esbjerg og Århus at nå Sverige den 16. september 1943. (Kilder: FAF og AOD)

Flight Sergeant Charles William Snyder, 26 år, var søn af Charles H. og Elsie Mary Snyder, Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada.
Hans navn er på Panel 185 på the Runnymede Memorial blandt mere end 20.000 navne på flyvere, der ikke har en kendt grav. (Kilde: CWGC)
7 flyvere.

On 24 August 1943 HAL DK261 on the return flight from Berlin HAL DK261 was shot down by a German night fighter at Mandø.
The plane crashed west of the island of Mandø, maybe about here.

2 perished crew members, F. V. Messenger and M. W. Stevenson, were buried in Esbjerg on 2 September 1943.
C. W. Snyder has no known grave. R. C. Brooks, J. Plenderleith and R. S. Welters were captured.
On 16 September 1943 S/Ldr Pilot Roy McLernon managed to get to Sweden via Esbjerg and Århus. (Sources: FAF and AOD)

Flight Sergeant Charles William Snyder, 26, was the son of Charles H. and Elsie Mary Snyder, of Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada.

He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Panel 185, among more than 20,000 airmen who have no known grave. (Source: CWGC)
His name is engraved on the Memorial Wall at the BC Museum of Canada. The Canadian Virtual War Memorial has this.
He is remembered on The Walls of Names at the International Bomber Command Centre, Phase 2, Panel 245.


No. 434 (Bluenose) Squadron RCAF was formed within No. 6 Group, see No. 6 Group and the Canadian Squadrons and RCAF 434 Squadron 1943-1945.
Halifax * Halifax-BC Museum.Canada * Halifax-RAF Museum * Halifax-The Yorkshire Air Museum * Halifax Print and Halifax - Bless 'Em All. No. 434 Squadron RCAF.

Halifax V DK261 IP-V took off from RAF Tholthorpe at 20.26 hrs on 23 AUG 1943. (Source: Aircrew Remembered has this.)  7 airmen.