Snowball, Maurice


Snowball, Maurice
M Snowball


14 items. An oral history interview with Sergeant Maurice Snowball (1922 - 2020, 1595147 Royal Air Force) his log book, documents, notebooks and photographs. He flew operations as a flight engineer with 550 Squadron.

The collection has been donated to the IBCC Digital Archive by Maurice Snowball and catalogued by Barry Hunter.




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Snowball, M

Collection Items

Seven Airmen
Seven men standing beside a Nissen hut.

21 Initial Training Wing
A group of 46 trainees arranged in eight rows.
On the reverse each man has signed his name. There is an annotation '21 Initial Training Wing Bridlington Yorkshire January 1st- February 11th 1944'.

Maurice Snowball and Crew
Seven airmen posed in front of a Lancaster. Each man is identified on the reverse. Maurice is 2nd from right, back row.

Maurice Snowball
A head and shoulders portrait of Maurice, in uniform. He has a flight engineer's brevet.

Maurice Snowball, Two Airmen and a Nurse
The four are sitting outside a hospital. On the reverse 'Extreme right F/Sgt NG Snowball RAF Heliopolis Hospital Egypt 1946 On right facing photo'.

Maurice Snowball's Service and Release Book
RAF Form 2520A issued to Maurice. It contains brief details of his service history.

Pilot's and Engineer's Notes - Lancaster
Notes for pilots and engineers for Lancasters.

This item is available only at the University of Lincoln.

Maurice Snowball's Lancaster Engineering Notes
Notes kept by Maurice during his training.

Bomber Command Flight Engineer Log
RAF BC Form 10 partially completed by Maurice.

Maurice Snowball's Engineering Notes
Notes kept by Maurice during his training.

Motor Fuel Ration Book
A book issued for rationed fuel.

List of Phrases
A list of phrases in various languages to assist in escaping. These include French, Dutch, German and Spanish.

Maurice Snowball's Royal Air Force Flying Log Book for Navigator’s, Air Bomber’s, Air Gunner’s and Flight Engineers
M G Snowball’s Flight Engineer’s Flying Log Book covering the period 13 September 1944 to 19 October 1945. Detailing his flying training and operations flown as Flight Engineer. He was stationed at RAF St Athan (4 School of Technical Training),…

Maurice Snowball was born and educated in Sunderland. After school, he served an engineering apprenticeship with a local family firm and was a member of the Home Guard. Maurice was a keen amateur footballer and had hopes of turning professional, but…
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