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Owen Eastwood Collins

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Owen Eastwood AWMM
  • Surname
    Collins AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ414961 AWMM
    • WWII 414961 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    29 May 1919 RNZAF Biographies (R17845609) New PlymouthTaranaki RNZAF Biographies (R17845609)
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Parents: Mr. & Mrs. H. E. Collins of Tongaporutu, Taranaki AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    Pilot/Military RNZAF Biographies (R17845609)
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Missing - Wellington X3965 AS-L of 166 Squadron shot crashed into the North Sea, 20 km W of Zandvoor Public - Bruce William - Other Relative - 22 April 2015 - Family papers and web research.
    • On X3965's home journey it was intercepted just before crossing the Dutch coast and brought down by Public - Bruce William - Other Relative - 22 April 2015 - Family papers and web research
    • by a German nightfighter piloted by Ofw. Heinz Vinke (11. / NJG.1) Public - Bruce William - Other Relative - 22 April 2015 - Family information and web research

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Harold Eastwood Collins and Alice Evelyn Collins of Taranaki

    Attended Ahititi School, Taranaki (Source: RNZAF Biographies (R17845609)) AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    30 March 1943 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom AWMM

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • References
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
    • RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939 - 1945 (Bound Volumes) - Co - Dy. Archives New Zealand (R17845609) - Former archives reference: AIR118 AWMM
    • List of RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Personnel - List of Personnel Killed or Missing in Various Theatres, 1940 - 1945. [Missing - But Presumed Dead on Lapse of Time - Officers, Airmen]. Archives New Zealand (R17845743) AWMM
    • Please note that the 12 volumes of the "RNZAF [Royal New Zealand Air Force] Biographies of Deceased Personnel 1939-1945" held at Archives NZ (formerly known as AIR118) should be used in conjunction with Errol Martyn's "For Your Tomorrow". FYT reflects detailed examination of all of the AIR118 bios which contain many inaccuracies and omissions. AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
25 September 2020Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
22 April 2015Bruce WilliamHamilton, New ZealandOther Relative

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