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Name: Wilfred Harry Sneath
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Naval Air Service
Royal Air Force
Units: 1N, 8N (RNAS)
208 (RAF)
Victories: 5
Born: 19 March 1899
Place of Birth: Hornsey, Middlesex
Died: 06 April 1918 Killed In Action
Place of Death: Near Lens
Memorial: Arras Flying Services Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
While serving with 1 Naval Squadron, Sneath was injured in a crash on 11 October 1917. Posted to 8 Naval Squadron in 1917, he scored 5 victories flying the Sopwith Camel. Sneath was killed in action, shot down in flames near Lens by Jasta 59.
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 05 Dec 1917 1355 8N Sopwith Camel (B3821) Albatros D.V (OOC) 1 Wingles
2 24 Jan 1918 1500 8N Sopwith Camel (B3821) Albatros D.V (DES) E of Lens
3 05 Feb 1918 1245 8N Sopwith Camel (N6356) Albatros D.V (DES) 2 S of Pont a Vendin
4 16 Feb 1918 1115 8N Sopwith Camel (N6356) Albatros D.V (DESF) 3 Pronville
5 06 Apr 1918 1130 208 Sopwith Camel (B7187) Fokker DR.I (OOC) 4 Lens

1 Shared with FCdr Guy Price
2 Shared with FCdr Roderick MacDonald, FSL Harold Day, FSL Herbert Fowler
3 Shared with FCdr Guy Price, FSL Herbert Fowler
4 Shared with Capt Thomas Gerrard, Lt Gerald Cooper
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