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  Gloster Meteor F.8 Serial Number A77-11 
RAAF
77 Squadron

Pilot  Sgt Gavin Michael Collins, RAAF A34193 (Wounded)
Crashed  May 26, 1953


Aircraft History
Originally assigned Royal Air Force (RAF) Serial WH259. Delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) on December 17, 1951. Served with 77 Squadron, RAAF, during the Korean War.

Mission History
Took off from Kimpo, South Korea, to perform a rocket interdiction strike against troop concentrations and a supply area.

According to the Squadron Operations Record Book:
"Meteor aircraft, A77-11, Pilot being, A34193 SGT COLLINS, G.M., was caught in the jet wash of the leading aircraft and crashed on the overrun of the Southern end of the strip. The pilot received minor injuries and the aircraft was badly damaged a wipe off".

References
Thanks to Daniel Leahy for his assistance with this profile.
77 Squadron Operations Record Book (NAA: A9186, 104)
ADF Serials - Meteor A77-11
Korean War Nominal Roll - G M Collins

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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