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.[1] 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.


  1. Royal Air Force (Volunteer Reserve) (RAF(VR)) Officers 1939-1945, Retrieved 11 October 2012.


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