Flight Lieutenant Htin Yain Lao was a Burmese officer of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.
He was born in 1919, the son of Lao Ah Sou and Lao Daw Myr Thwe.
Aged 25, Lao, serving as a pilot in 257 (Burma) Squadron, died on 20 January 1945 when his Hawker Typhoon (RB319) was lost in bad weather while engaged in a reconnaisance mission south-west of Utrecht. He had married, in 1944, to Elizabeth May Tidbury, with whom he had one child, David.
Lao is buried in Dordrecht General Cemetery, The Netherlands.
- ↑ Royal Air Force (Volunteer Reserve) (RAF(VR)) Officers 1939-1945, unithistories.com. Retrieved 11 October 2012.
- Lao, Htin, Yain, cwgc.org. Retrieved 11 October 2012.