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Clifford Shnier

In memory of:

Flying Officer Clifford Shnier

July 30, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

J/17452

Age:

27

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

97 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Born:

June 5, 1916
Emerson, Manitoba

Enlistment:

November 4, 1940
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Son of Moses and Sarah Shnier of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Commemorated on Page 213 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

14. E. 7.

Location:

BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY is 13 km south east of Soltau on the west side of the road from Hamburg to Hannover. From Hannover travel north in the direction of Hamburg on the Autoroute No.7 for 80 km until the junction with Soltau Sud, this is in fact the junction of the A7 with the B3 Hannover to Hamburg road. On leaving the A7 at Soltau Sud follow the B3 in the direction of Celle and Bergen. The cemetery is on the right hand side of the road, 7 Km from the motorway junction.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Clifford Shnier– Flying Officer Clifford Shnier, RCAF Pilot J17452. Born June 5, 1916, in Emerson, Manitoba. Shot down in World War II during the night of July 29/30, 1943, by a Luftwaffe night fighter, near Wohnste, Germany while piloting a Lancaster Bomber Mark III, serial EE173, call letters OF-O, in the Royal Air Force 97 Squadron, on a night bombing raid on Hamburg.
  • Photo of Clifford Shnier– Clifford Shnier is honoured on page 70 of the memorial book,
CANADIAN JEWS IN WORLD WAR II, Part II: Casualties,
compiled by David Rome for the Canadian Jewish Congress, Montreal, 1948.  
This extract is provided courtesy of the Canadian Jewish Congress which holds the copyright for this volume.  For additional information about these archival records, please contact:
The Canadian Jewish Congress National Archives 
1590 Ave. Docteur Penfield, Montreal, Que. H3G 1C5 (Canada)
telephone: 514-931-7531 ex. 2 
facsimile:  514-931-0548 
website:     www.cjc.ca
  • Group Photo– As was written on this photograph, Clifford Shnier is at the far left.

Many more pictures, his complete war-time service record, and many more details are at http://Clifford.Shniers.com
  • Photo of Clifford Shnier– Clifford Shnier at the controls of a Lancaster bomber.
  • Family photo– Clifford Shnier in Regina in 1941 at his older sister's Bertha Kliman's house. He is in the centre of the photograph, surrounded by some of his siblings and their spouses.
  • Newspaper clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Memorial– Flying Officer Clifford Shnier is commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flying Officer Clifford Shnier is commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Grave marker– Becklingen War Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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