ID numberUK1504
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeBlack & white
Physical descriptionBlack & white
DescriptionENGLAND. 1944-09-30. IN THE COCKPIT, 422424 FLYING OFFICER (FO) KENNETH ROY 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. FO COLLIER WAS LOST ON OPERATIONS OVER GERMANY ON 5 DECEMBER, 1944.