Flying Officer Colin Wilfred HEAD

Service No: 400586
Born: Kyneton VIC, 8 April 1918
Enlisted in the RAAF: 18 September 1940
Unit: No. 45 Squadron (RAF)
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 45 Squadron Blenheim aircraft Z7588), Egypt, 4 January 1942, Aged 23 Years
Buried: Heliopolis War Cemetery, Egypt
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John Russell Head and Anne Christina Head, of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Roll of Honour: Melbourne VIC
Remembered: Panel 123, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

On 4 January 1942, Blenheim Z7855 was one of four Blenheim aircraft being ferried from Helwan to Gambut. At 1045 hours, Z7855 stalled and crashed, catching fire, and Flying Officer Head, flying the aircraft solo, was killed.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
Gunby D (David) and Pelham Temple, Royal Air Force Bomber Losses in the Middle East and Mediterranean, Volume 1 1939-1942, Midland Publishing UK, 2006
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/35/160

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