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Jack W Collins


KIS Plane #42-97082 'Mission Mistress' crashed due to engine failure at Mount Farm England



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Units served with

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 410th Bomb Squadron

    410th Bomb Squadron

    Part of 94th Bomb Group.


  • 42-97082 Mission Mistress

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/1/44; Gr Island 20/2/44; Presque is 12/3/44; Assigned 333BS/94BG Rougham 16/3/44; 410BS; crashed on take off for Kaiserlauten 6/1/45 with Jack Collins, Navigator: Gordon Henry, tog-Clinton Hallman, Flight engineer/top turret...

Associated Place

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...


Event Location Date
Born New Jersey
Died 6 January 1945


Date Contributor Update
22 February 2020 22:55:03 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" for clarity.

Date Contributor Update
21 May 2018 10:09:42 Lucy May Changes to place associations

Added Jack W Collins' name to the digital Roll of Honour in the American Air Museum at IWM Duxford, UK.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:55 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Lingering Contrails of the Big Square A and Combat Chronology Supplements KIS Plane # 4297082 crashed due to engine failure at Mount Farm England