M.552 * Flight Captain   Harold James Whitfield Collins
flag england   b. 4 Oct 1896, Kings Nation Worcestershire 6 May 1941 to 31 Dec 1945 




Lieut., 16th Gloucestershire Regiment, RFC and RAF in WWI

Certificate of Commendation

"On the 10th February, 1944, First Officer Collins was ferrying a Walrus when the engine failed completely over mountainous country. He landed it undamaged on a bend of the River Devron between high banks, and managed to moor it successfully."

One accident, his fault:

- 10th Oct 1942, Tomahawk AH806 was being flown to Catterick on a delivery flight so the aircraft could join No.1472 A.A.C.Flight. It landed at Dishforth at 13.15hrs with its undercarriage retracted and was slightly damaged.

d. 5 Sep 1979 - Cannock, Staffs

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