COLLINS, John Cyril

No. 156 Pathfinder Squadron RAF was assigned to mark targets in Berlin in advance of the RAF bombing raid on that city. The plane took off from the base Warboys and the aircraft and crew of seven were lost without trace.

Last Name
COLLINS
Given Names
John Cyril
Service Number
406772
Date of Birth
23/03/1918
Birth Location
Birmingham England
Enlistment Date
31/03/1941
Enlistment Location
Perth
1Wags Start Date
01/05/1941
Course Details
WAGS Course 13
Intake Date
01/05/1941
Finish Date
17/11/1941
To
2 BAGS
Kill or Discharge Date
03/09/1943 (Killed)
Discharge Unit
86 SQN
Rank
Pilot Officer
Operations
Flying battle Germany
Date of Death
03/09/1943
Age
25
Cemetery / Memorial
Runnymede Memorial Surrey UK
Notes

No. 156 Pathfinder Squadron RAF was assigned to mark targets in Berlin in advance of the RAF bombing raid on that city. The plane took off from the base Warboys and the aircraft and crew of seven were lost without trace.

Posting on Death
86 Squadron
NAA Status
OPEN

Acknowledgements

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