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ID number UK1504
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white

Description

ENGLAND. 1944-09-30. IN THE COCKPIT, 422424 FLYING OFFICER K. R. COLLIER, SYDNEY, NSW, A FIGHTER PILOT WITH NO. 91 (SPITFIRE) SQUADRON RAF, WHOSE PRESENCE OF MIND PREVENTED CASUALTIES FROM A FLYING BOMB WHEN IT WAS FALLING NEAR SOME HOUSES. HE FLEW ALONGSIDE IT, TIPPED IT ON ITS SIDE WITH HIS WING, AND DIVERTED IT BY SEVERAL HUNDRED YARDS, CAUSING IT TO FALL IN GARDENS AT THE REAR.