Failed to Return

W/O A T S Collier and Crew

W/O Collier and crew were posted to 550 Sqdn on squadron start-up from 100 Sqdn w.e.f. 25/11/1943:

Lancaster LM301 was being flown by the W/O Collier crew when it was lost on the 2nd/3rd December 1943 on an operation to Berlin. One member of the crew, F/Sgt Cromie, became a PoW, the remainder of the crew were killed and are buried in Hannover War Cemetery. F/Sgt Cromie was presumably blown clear of the exploding Lancaster as he could not recall baling out.

The entry on the 550 Squadron Roll of Honour is available here.

Other information about the flight and the target available here.