Database :: Commonwealth Air Forces War Dead :: Individual Casualty Page

Search Name
<< >>
Aircraft Name

This page commemorates

Sergeant Robert Charles COLLINS (R 132987) of the Royal Canadian Air Force


Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Hurricane I P3161
 Forum Post

Death of Death 1943-02-19 Age : 19 years.

Served in 56 OTU

Burial/Commemoration Details : Sec. M.M. Grave 3C. at Dundee (Balgay) Cemetery, United Kingdom (Map)


Search Google for R C COLLINS

View Commonwealth War Graves Commission : R C COLLINS

Scroll down to view more information from other sources

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Aircraft Name: Hurricane I P3161 Date of Crash: 19 Feb 43 Unit 56 OTU Airfield /Crash Location , United Kingdom
Aircrew details
Source Henk Welting's Database

Other Casualities in Hurricane I P3161

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantRobert Charles COLLINS (R 132987) Pilot Hurricane I P3161  Forum Post 1943-02-1956 OTU United KingdomDundee (Balgay) Cemetery

Related Posts in RAF Commands Forum - Fuzzy Search

ThreadPost TextAuthor
1943 Unaccounted Airmen Database ReconciliationThanks Paul. Continuing with the R.C.A.F. casualties: Sergeant Robert Charles [URL=""]COLLINS[/URL] (R 132987) - his R.C.A.F. Service File records that he was killed in Hurricane P3161 of 56 O.T.U. The file includes an accident report and accounts from several witnesses. He was taking part in formation flying and to identify and make dummy attacks on gun positions near Forfar. He was under orders not to go under 150 feet, but was seen to fly at ground level whilst approaching a gun postion. His wingtip hit the ground and the Hurricane was totally destroyed. It is thought he may have misjudged his approach to the gun position due to rising ground and a strong crosswind. Leading Aircraftman James Edward [URL=""]CURTIS[/URL] (R/131242) - his R.C.A.F. Service File records that he died as the result of a fractured skull, the result of an accident in service transport whilst not on duty. He was admitted to the General Hospital, Aberystwyth where he died. There was a Court of Inquiry, held at R.A.F. Castle Mawr on February 27th 1943, which found that the R.A.F. vehicle in which he was a passenger collided with an Army lorry on a narrow part of the road at Mill Street, Aberystwyth. L.A.C. Curtis was injured by the offside forward end of the Army lorry, which struck the canvas cover of the rear of the R.A.F. vehicle, injuring L.A.C. Curtis. Flight Sergeant Colin Alexander James [URL=""]GORDON[/URL] (R/105170) - his R.C.A.F. Service File records that he died at Garlands E.M.S. Hospital Carlisle, due to chronic nephritis, complicated by pneumonia. He was attached to 6 (C) O.T.U. Leading Aircraftman Guy Weldon [URL=""]INMAN[/URL] (R/138351) - his R.C.A.F. Service File records that he died at No.7 Canadian General Hospital, Marsden Green, Birmingham, due to pulmonary TB. Flight Lieutenant William Harris [URL=""]SCOTLAND[/URL] (C/3789) - his R.C.A.F. Service File records that he was killed by a land mine while on duty, six miles north of Gabes, Tunisia. He was serving with 211 Group (H.Q. R.A.F. M.E.), and was initially buried near where he was killed, at the junction of Methonia Road with Sfax Sakes Rd. Aircraftman 2nd Class Herbert Chipman [URL=""]AMERO[/URL] (R/201545) - his R.C.A.F. Service File records that he died at Montreal General Hospital due to lobar pneumonia. Leading Aircraftman John Albert [URL=""]JOHNSTON[/URL] (R/145431) - his R.C.A.F. Service File records that he was killed in a flying accident in Harvard FE587 of 1 S.F.T.S. at 18.30 hours at Christian Island, Georgian Bay, Ontario ....Read More.wwrsimon on 17th April 2020 09:29:02
Info request on a few R.C.A.F. 56 O.T.U. and 59 O.T.U. casualtiesHi Simon, Collins: 56 OTU. Hurricane P3161 Hergott: 56 OTU. Hurricane V7468 Laporte: 56 OTU. Hurricane V7164 Leuty: 56 OTU. Hurricane V6938. Location given as "North end of Glen Prosen, Mr. Kirriemuir, Co. Angus while on duty on a training flight" Vail: 59 OTU. Hurricane V7156 Way: 59 OTU. Wolfe: 59 OTU. Regards, Dave ....Read More.alieneyes on 4th February 2017 03:11:54

Like what you see? You can support this site!