Studio portrait of Aircraftman (later Pilot Officer (PO)) Ronald Thomas Collins, RAAF, of ...

Accession Number P04138.004
Collection type Photograph
Object type Colour - Print hand coloured black & white
Maker Unknown
Date made 1942
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Studio portrait of Aircraftman (later Pilot Officer (PO)) Ronald Thomas Collins, RAAF, of Brighton, Vic. Subsequently attached to 40 Squadron RAF, PO Collins worked with the Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade prior to enlisting on 19 June 1942. He was killed whilst on operations to St Polten Austria on 7 July 1944, aged 26 years. Fellow Australian crew members killed on this Wellington X bomber Lp-195, were 418923 Flight Sergeant (Flt Sgt) Rae Charles Dalton and 415811 Warrant Officer (WO) Maxwell Wellman Marsh.

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