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Harold Andrew Thomas Lind – age 29 – Pilot Officer/Pilot (63489) 107 Squadron, Bomber Command, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

Harold was commissioned from Aircraftman (1051455) in April 1941. He was killed when his Blenheim bomber crashed on take-off from RAF Manston in Kent. The squadron were based at Great Massingham in Norfolk and Harold and his crew had been sent to collect an aircraft which had been forced to land at Manston in June due to damage caused by enemy action.

(Source: London Gazette 2/5/1941 p.2515 and sussexhistoryforum.co.uk)

Born 1912 in Dennistoun, Glasgow. (Source: SNWM and GRoS – Birth Register)

Son of James and Jessie Elizabeth Lind of 180 Roebank Street, Dennistoun, Glasgow E1.

(Source: CWGC, family grave in Riddrie Park Cemetery and the Glasgow WW2 Roll of Honour)

Died on Service on 7 August 1941.

Commonwealth War Grave – Glasgow (Riddrie Park) Cemetery.