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1. Name
John Newton SNOW
2. Date Commissioned
1 September 1933
3. Date retired
Killed in flying accident 12 October 1938
4. Rank
Lieutenant RM
5. Awarded wings
May 1938
6. Flying schools
R.A.F. Leuchars 12 September 1937
7. Aircraft types flown
Fighters. Hart Variants. Gladiator. Skua
8. Squadrons
803 Sqdn. Furious. 23 August 1938
9. Aircraft Carriers
Furious 23 August 1938
10. Senior Appointments
None
11.Decorations
None
12. General
After initial RM Courses and fifteen months in HMS Amphion, Lieut Snow took up flying on the same course as McIver (12 September 1937).

Having completed his training and obtained his wings he was serving in HMS Furious. On 12 October 1938 he was approaching the ship to land on when he lost speed, stalled and spun into the sea and was killed.

13. R.A.F Rank
Flying Officer 12 September 1937