Flight Lieutenant John William Fitzclarence COLLINS

Service No: 5611
Born: 5 March 1906, Location unavailable
Enlisted in the RAAF: Date unavailable
Unit: Station Headquarters, Archerfield QLD
Died: Aircraft Accident (Civil aircraft), Archerfield QLD, 21 May 1941, Aged 35 Years
Buried: Mundoolun Private Cemetery QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of William and May Adelaide Gwendoline Collins; husband of Margaret Eleanor Collins, of Edgecliffe, New South Wales. M.A. (Oxon.).
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 97, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 2030 hours on 21 May 1941, a civil aircraft, flown by Flight Lieutenant Collins (a Ground Instructor) crashed on take-off from the Archerfield aerodrome and the two on board were killed.

On board were:

Flight Lieutenant John William Fitzclarence Collins (5611) (Administrative and Special Duties) (Civilian Pilot)
Squadron Leader Roy Cecil Phillipps MC DFC (860) (Administrative and Special Duties) (Passenger)


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 Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/26/105

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