Iain Lachlan Lamont MacLeod Scotland

Biography of Iain Lachlan Lamont MacLeod

Iain MacLeod
Iain MacLeod

Flying Officer Iain Lachlan Lamont MacLeod of the RAFVR was born in Glasgow, the son of Norman MacLeod, Lecturer in Celtic at Jordanhill Training College. He attended the High School of Glasgow and studied for a session at Ayr Academy as Macdonald Prizeman in Classics and English. He matriculated at the University in 1940 intending to study for a degree in Classics, but joined the RAF the following year.

MacLeod trained as a pilot in Oklahoma, where he was given the opportunity to remain as a flying instructor. He returned home instead to work as a test pilot, and then with the Army Co-operation Squadron. On 14 May 1943 he was the pilot of one of two Mustang fighters attacked by German aircraft over the Dutch coast. His plane was seen to crash into the sea and he was posted missing, and subsequently presumed to have died.


Iain Lachlan Lamont MacLeod
Died 14 May 1943.
GU Degree: Arts, 1940-41;
Father's Details: Norman MacLeod; Lecturer
War Service: Flying Officer, Royal Air Force
Grave / Memorial: Runnymede Memorial, England
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Record last updated: 18th Feb 2008

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