William Linton Hannah Bain Landies – age 22 – Pilot Officer (162160) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
William was commissioned from Aircraftman (1682058) in January 1944. He was killed whilst flying in a Harvard of the No.62 Air School at Bloemspruit Aerodrome in South Africa. The aircraft lost a wing and crashed at Maiselspoort near Bloemfontain.
(Source: London Gazette 29/2/1944 p.999 and rafcommands.com)
Born 1921 in St. Rollox, Glasgow. (Source: SNWM and GRoS – Birth Register)
Son of John and Annie Landies of 7 Dochart Street, Riddrie, Glasgow.
(Source: CWGC and Glasgow electoral register 1945)
Died on Service on 27 March 1944.
Commonwealth War Grave – Bloemfontain (Hamilton) War Cemetery, South Africa.