COLLINS Albert Stanley 415766

LEST WE FORGET

Sergeant Albert Stanley COLLINS

Service No: 415766
Born: Albany WA, 13 February 1923
Enlisted in the RAAF: 1 February 1942
Unit: No. 4 Operational Training Unit, RAAF Williamtown, NSW
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 4 Operational Training Unit Vengeance aircraft A27-63), Williamtown NSW, 16 August 1943, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Newcastle (Sandgate) War Cemetery NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Alfred Joseph and Nellie Collins, of Albany, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Albany WA
Remembered: Panel 112, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

On 16 August 1943, Vultee Vengeance aircraft A27-63 crashed 8 kms south west of Williamtown when aircraft failed to pull out of dive on bombing run and both crew members were killed.

The crew members of A27-63 were:

Sergeant Albert Stanley Collins (415766)(Navigator)
Sergeant Ronald Leslie Perske (425895)(Pilot)

References:

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, 219