COLLINS George Barrowby 436900

LEST WE FORGET

Flying Officer George Barrowby COLLINS

Service No: 436900
Born: Stockton-on-Tees England, 28 February 1925
Enlisted in the RAAF: 22 May 1943 (at Perth WA)
Unit: No. 128 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Wyton, Cambridgeshire
Died: Air Operations: (No. 128 Squadron Mosquito aircraft MM 190), Germany, 11 December 1944, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Becklingen War Cemetery, Germany
CWGC Additional Information: Son of George and Lucy Gwendoline Collins, of Mahogany Creek, Western Australia.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 120, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

Mosquito MM190 took off from RAF Wyton at 1812 hours on the night of 11 December 1944, detailed to bomb Hamburg, Germany.  Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take off and it failed to return to base.  The aircraft crashed during the mission and both the crew members were killed.

The crew members of MM190 were:

Flight Lieutenant Ronald Charles Onley (102560) (RAFVR) (Pilot)
Flying Officer George Barrowby Collins (436900) (Navigator Bomb Aimer)

References:

Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/8/773