COLLINS, Austin James

Plane was a Boston A28 which crashed in Papua New Guinea. All four crew were killed.

Last Name
COLLINS
Given Names
Austin James
Service Number
400871
Date of Birth
01/10/1912
Birth Location
Dunolly VIC.
Enlistment Date
09/11/1940
Enlistment Location
Melbourne
1Wags Start Date
12/12/1940
Course Details
WAGS Course 8
Intake Date
12/12/1940
Finish Date
02/06/1941
To
1 BAGS
Kill or Discharge Date
01/06/1943 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
22 SQN
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Killed in flying accident off New Guinea
Date of Death
01/06/1943
Age
30
Cemetery / Memorial
Port Moresby Bomana War cemetery
Medals
Air Gunners badge 1939-45 Star Pacific
Notes

Plane was a Boston A28 which crashed in Papua New Guinea. All four crew were killed.

Posting on Death
22 Squadron
NAA Status
DIGITIZED
1WAGS - Collins Austin - Service Number 400871 (edited-2)
1WAGS - Collins Austin - Service Number 400871 (edited-2)
1WAGS - COLLINS Austin James - Service Number 400871 (Funeral_edited-1)
1WAGS - COLLINS Austin James - Service Number 400871 (New_edited-1)
1WAGS - COLLINS Austin James - Service Number 400871 (Portrait_edited-1)
1WAGS - COLLINS Austin James - Service Number 400871 (son_edited-1)
1WAGS - COLLINS Austin James - Service Number 400871 (wedding_edited-1)

Acknowledgements

UBC Web DesignAustralian War MemorialCity of BallaratNational Archives of AustraliaRSL Virtual War MemorialDepartment of Veterans+39 Affairs