COLLINS, Brian

Plane was a de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito A52-88 of 5 OTU RAAF which spun during a climbing turn during a bombing practice at Cemetery Range N.S.W and crashed into the sea. An underwater search could not locate the wreckage. The two occupants were W/Off Neville William Duffield [pilot] and F/Sgt Brian Collins [Nav.] both killed.

Last Name
COLLINS
Given Names
Brian
Service Number
433089
Date of Birth
09/01/1925
Birth Location
Roseville NSW
Enlistment Date
25/02/1943
Enlistment Location
Sydney
1Wags Start Date
24/06/1943
Course Details
Navigation Course 6
Intake Date
24/06/1943
Finish Date
16/12/1943
To
2 A.O.S
Kill or Discharge Date
28/06/1945 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
5 OTU Williamtown
Rank
Flight Sergeant
Operations
Flying accident Anna Bay N.S.W
Date of Death
28/06/1945
Age
20
Cemetery / Memorial
Newcastle Sandgate War Cemetery NSW
Notes

Plane was a de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito A52-88 of 5 OTU RAAF which spun during a climbing turn during a bombing practice at Cemetery Range N.S.W and crashed into the sea. An underwater search could not locate the wreckage. The two occupants were W/Off Neville William Duffield [pilot] and F/Sgt Brian Collins [Nav.] both killed.

Posting on Death
5 OTU Williamtown
NAA Status
OPEN

Acknowledgements

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