JOSEPH – Collins Alwyn

Flying Officer Arthur O. Weeks, from Barbados, and Flight Sergeant Collins A Joseph of Trinidad, photographed while serving as pilots with No 132 Squadron RAF Fighter Command in 1943.
[Copyright: Air Historical Branch (11478)]

1391721 – P/O C.A. Joseph – Trinidad – Pilot – attested 5.6.41

[Source: NA AIR 2/6876 - Nominal Roll of Coloured Candidates, October 1944]

182350 – Pilot Officer – Pilot – 130 Sqn – Spitfire, RM750 – KIA at 28 Volunteer Trinidad ETS, Trained at Piarco, went missing at 1530hrs on 31st December 1944 while on an air operation flying Liege, Aachen, Liege. Son of Elmie Joseph, of San Fernando, Trinidad.
[Source: CMHA]

Flight Sergeant – Pilot – 132 Sqn – Spitfire (1943) [Source: MOD]

Name: JOSEPH, COLLINS ALWYN
Initials: C A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Pilot Officer (Pilot)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit: 130 Sqdn.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 31/12/1944
Service No: 182350
Additional information: Son of Elmie Joseph, of San Fernando, Trinidad.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial
Reference: VIII. B. 8. Cemetery: HOTTON WAR CEMETERY
[Source: www.WW2chat.com]

Flight Sergeant Collins Alwyn Joseph - No. 132 Squadron

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Photograph: courtesy Mehdi Schneyders]

3 additions to “JOSEPH – Collins Alwyn”

  1. A.E. Smith adds:

    Hello

    The following link takes you to a site with a number of spitfire combat reports. One of them belongs to Collins Joseph while at 132 squadron.

    http://www.spitfireperformance.com/spit9v109g.html

    Kind regards,
    A.E. Smith

  2. A.E.Smith adds:

    Hello Jerome

    I’ve found something that hints at C.A.Joseph’s early RAF career. BL614 a Spitfire Vb which is currently on static display in RAF Hendon appears to have been flown by a Sgt C.A. Joseph in Nov 42 while in 222 squadon – though I have to say I’m not sure if this isn’t another pilot as Joseph isn’t a rare surname by any means.

    Kind regards,
    Andy Smith

  3. Jerome Lee adds:

    The spitfire production lists at spitfire.ukf.net states his spitfire as RM760 and not 750 as we had. Joseph was apparently brought down by U.S. ground fire near Malmedy!

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