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Second World War, 1939-1945
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Studio portrait of Aircraftman (later Pilot Officer (PO)) Ronald Thomas Collins, RAAF, of ...
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.