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William Reid
Birth: Dec. 21, 1921
Death: Nov. 27, 2001

World War II Victorian Cross recipient. Royal Air Force pilot, recieved Britain's highest award for valor for completing a bombing mission over Germany in a crippled plane after he was severely wounded and his navigator killed. Citation: On 3 November 1943 on the way to Dusseldorf, Germany, Flight Lieutenant Reid's windscreen was shattered by fire from a Messerschmitt and the gun turrets and cockpit badly damaged. Saying nothing of his multiple injuries, he continued on his mission and soon afterwards was attacked again, his navigator being killed and the wireless operator fatally wounded. He was wounded again, and also the flight engineer, while the Lancaster received more serious damage. Pressing on to his target, Flight Lieutenant Reid released his bombs, then set course for home and in spite of growing weakness from loss of blood, managed to land his crippled aircraft safely. (bio by: Carole M. Chop) 
 
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Creiff Cemetery
Perth and Kinross, Scotland
 
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Originally Created by: Carole M. Chop
Record added: Dec 09, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 6019137
William Reid
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
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Rest in peace old chap.
- derrick unwin
 Added: Jul. 15, 2014

- Pamela Howlett
 Added: Dec. 21, 2013
A true hero epitomizing the courage and fortitude of the British spirit. A true gentleman of the greatest generation. RIP you earned it!!
- eveningparade
 Added: Jun. 17, 2013
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