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George Riach – age 20 – Pilot Officer/Pilot (141465) 78 Squadron, Bomber Command, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

George was commission from  Sergeant (1369268) in February 1943. His Halifax bomber took off from RAF Linton-on-Ouse in Yorkshire for a raid on Essen but crashed near Munchen-Gladbach. George was buried in the Town Cemetery but was re-interred at Rheinberg in July 1946.

(Source: London Gazette 2/4/1943 p.1576, aircrewremembered.com and CWGC)

Born 1922 in Kelvin, Glasgow. (Source: SNWM and GRoS – Birth Register)

Son of James and Margaret Riach of 208 Craigpark Drive, Dennistoun, Glasgow E1.

(Source: CWGC and the Glasgow WW2 Roll of Honour)

Killed in Action on 3 April 1943.

Commonwealth War Grave – Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany.