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    Default F/O Allan Collins RCAF 21/11/1944

    Hi,

    This Canadian pilot , buried at Evere (Brussels) was flying Spitfire MK837 during a mid-air collision on 21/11/1944.
    Who has more details about this pilot and his last flight ?

    Many thanks and best regards

    Luc

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    TSGNO states: "Collins, Allan Waddingham F/O (P) J24945. From Lethbridge, Alberta. Killed in Action Nov. 21/44 age 25. #416 City of Oshawa Squadron (Ad Saltum Paratus). Two Spitfire aircraft were flying in cloud whilst engaged in a patrol over Roermond, Holland when they collided. F/O. Collins was the pilot of aircraft # MK 837 and was killed when it crashed fifteen miles west of Roermond. Flying Officer Pilot Collins is buried in the Brussels Town Cemetery, Evere-les-Bruxelles, Belgium."

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    G Christian Larsen
    President Pennfield Parish Military Historical Society
    http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nbpennfi/penn8.htm

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    I believe the other Spitfire was MJ387, which survived the collision.

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    Default F/O Allan Collins RCAF 21/11/1944

    Hi G.Christian and Bill,

    Many thanks for your replies.

    The planes are not mentioned in the NIMH listing for 1944. Is it possible that this collision happened over Belgium ?

    Best regards

    Luc

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