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FRANCIS W. McKINLAY
Francis Wallace McKinlay – age 23 – Sergeant/Observer (581187) 44 Squadron, Bomber Command, Royal Air Force.
Frank's Hampden bomber took off from RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire for a raid on Breda in the Netherlands but crashed at nearby Oosterhout. (Source: aircrewremembered.com)
Born 1916 in Dennistoun, Glasgow. (Source: SNWM and GRoS – Birth Register)
Son of Robert Cromwell McKinlay and Winifred (Grant) McKinlay of Bearsden, Dunbartonshire.
(Source: CWGC and GRoS – Marriage Register)
Killed in Action on 15 May 1940.
Commonwealth War Grave – Oosterhout Protestant Cemetery, Netherlands.
Also named on the New Kilpatrick Parish Church Memorial, Bearsden.