Flying Officer George Outterson

Flying Officer George Alexander Outterson, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. He died on Service, aged 30 on the 2nd April 1945. He had been born in Langton, Berwickshire and was the son of Alexander and the late Janet Outterson of Gavinton, Duns and the husband of Davina Outterson of 21 Forthill Avenue and 6 Stratheden Terrace, Jedburgh.  He had been educated at the Berwickshire High School, Duns before joining the laboratory staff at the North British Rayon Company, Jedburgh. He enlisted in 1943 and was commissioned in November of that year. being promoted Flying Officer in May 1944. He was on a training flight in an Avro Lancaster from the 1651 Heavy Conversion Unit from R.A.F. Woolfox Lodge, Rutland when it tried to make an emergency landing at R.A.F. Fiskerton, Linconshire when all the engines cut out on the approach to the runway. In the ensuing crash only the rear gunner survived. He is buried in Castlewood Cemetery, Jedburgh. ( Photo of F/O/ Outterson courtesy of J. D. Smith )

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