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.