Sergeant Alan Ronald COLLINS

Service No: 439746
Born: Bowral NSW, 28 July 1925
Enlisted in the RAAF: 31 July 1943
Unit: No. 8 Operational Training Unit, Narromine NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 8 Operational Training Unit Wirraway aircraft A20-120), Narromine, 20 September 1944, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Narromine War Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Alfred Edward and Martha Elizabeth Collins, of Arncliffe.
Roll of Honour: Bowral NSW
Remembered: Panel 112, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 20 September 1944, two Wirraway aircraft collided while formation flying and the pilots of both aircraft, Sergeant Alan Ronald Collins (439746) (in A20-120) and Flight Lieutenant John Allen Walton (16671) (in A20-526), were killed.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A9845, 173


Wilson, S. (Stewart) Wirraway, Boomerang and CA-15 in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1991

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