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Possibly – only one on the Glasgow WW2 Roll of Honour and on SNWM

David Laing Williams, Distinguished Flying Cross – age 23 – Flight Lieutenant/Navigator (129004) 83 Squadron, Bomber Command, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

David was commissioned from Sergeant (1101206) in August 1942. He was a Pilot Officer in 207 Squadron at RAF Langar in Nottinghamshire when he was awarded his DFC and he was promoted to Flight Lieutenant in February 1943. David's Lancaster bomber took off from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire for a raid on Schweinfurt but crashed at Goldscheuer. David was buried there but was re-interred in Durnbach in September 1948.

(Source: London Gazette 18/9/1942 p.4116 & 9/3/1943 p.1189 & 18/5/1943 p.2251 and aircrewremembered.com)

Born 1920 in East Wemyss, Fife. (Source: SNWM and GRoS – Birth Register)

Son of Stanley and Agnes Christina (Laing) Williams, of 9 Shiela Street, Millerston, Glasgow E1. (Source:: CWGC and the Glasgow WW2 Roll of Honour)

Killed in Action on 27 April 1944.

Commonwealth War Grave – Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany.