AWM ART28968

Boat sailing across the water
Australian War Memorial
Place made
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
Athol Snook

Flying Officer Athol Snook, Royal Australian Air Force, spent 47 days at sea in a lifeboat "Scorpion"sailing from Java to Australia with 11 comrades to escape from the Japanese. Those selected to take part in the epic voyage were Wing Commander J. R Jeudwine (captain), S/Ldr A.K Passmore (purser), F/O C.P Streatfield 1st (Lt and 2nd helmsman), P/O S.G Turner, (navigator), RAF and P/O M.S Macdonald, Sgts G.W Sayer, W.N Cosgrove, A.C Longmore, J Lovegrove, A.C Snook, P.M Corney and P Haynes, RAAF.