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#Name* (↑)First NamesTitleRankRAF Equivalent RankService No.BornNationalityRoleAwardsAir Force (↑)Command (↑)Unit (↑)DateofIncident *See Note (↑)Aircraft (↑)TypeSerialCodeVictories (Fighters)BaseTimeMission                        Incident                        FateCommemoratedPhoto (Click to Expand)Referring DatabaseLinks/Archive Reports                        Notes                        
53051 YoungW A JSergeantBomber Command550 Sqd
1944-05-21LancasterIDV309BQ-SNorth Killingholme2235DuisburgCrashed Oosterwijk {Antwerpen}KilledSchoonlselhof Cemetery {Antwerpen} Belgium Attacker
53052 YoungDavidSergeant1825411Age: ?Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command57 Sqd
1944-08-26LancasterILM232DX-PRAF East Kirkby, Lincolnshire2013Konigsberg See archive report for further information Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 241 Read Archive Report
53053 YoungT CFlight SergeantBomber Command61 Sqd
1944-07-07LancasterIIIND867QR-VSkellingthorpe2243St-LeuCrashed at Moliens {Oise}Evader
53054 YoungA EFlight SergeantBomber Command617 Sqd
1944-10-29LancasterINF920KC-EMilltown114TirpitzCrash landed at Porjus SwedenInterned
53055 YoungL ASergeantBomber Command630 Sqd
1944-02-19LancasterIIIJB710LE-WEast Kirkby.0026.LeipzigKilledRunnymede
53056 YoungT GSergeantBomber Command7 Sqd
1941-06-29StirlingIN3664MG-ZOakington2309HamburgCrashed at Zeven near Bremen KilledBecklingen War Cemetery
53057 YoungR EWing CommanderDSO

DFC

Bomber Command7 Sqd
1944-01-28LancasterIIIJB717MG-VOakington2358BerlinPoW
53058 YoungJSergeantBomber Command76 Sqd
1944-11-04HalifaxIIILW648MP-QHolme on Spalding Moor1735BochumKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
53059 YoungG LSergeantBomber Command76 Sqd
1944-01-21HalifaxVLK630MP-DHolme on Spalding Moor2005MagdeburgInjured
53060 YoungW RSergeantBomber Command76 Sqd
1944-09-05HalifaxW1144MP-QHeraklion PoW
53061 YoungA W SFlying Officer130565Bomber Command77 Sqd
1943-06-19HalifaxIIJB863KN-VElvington2204le CreusotCrashed S of HeslingtonKilledWembley
53062 YoungR H CSergeantBomber Command83 Sqd
1944-05-09LancasterIIIND494OL-GConingsby2228GennevilliersCrash landed Bailleul-la-Vallee {Eure}PoW
53063 YoungIvan AstburyLeading Aircraftman56874AustraliaRAAF1 Engineering School Ascot Vale1943-12-12RAAF Honour Roll
53064 YoungSydney James HerbertFlight Sergeant424503AustraliaRAAF10 Radio School RAF1944-04-25RAAF Honour Roll
53065 YoungPhilip EdwardFlight Lieutenant422825AustraliaRAAF102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1944-08-13RAAF Honour Roll
53066 YoungAlfred MarkhamSquadron Leader36135AustraliaRAAF106 Squadron1943-06-26RAAF Honour Roll
53067 YoungLeonard RoyFlight Sergeant424815AustraliaRAAFBomber Command37 Sqd
1944-11-22RAAF Honour Roll
53068 YoungWilliam ArchibaldFlying Officer417145AustraliaRAAF44 Sqd RAF
1944-07-05RAAF Honour Roll
53069 YoungAlan GeoffryFlight Sergeant421426AustraliaRAAF460 Sqd RAAF
1944-02-21RAAF Honour Roll
53070 YoungIan CedricPilot Officer409963AustraliaRAAF463 Sqd RAAF
1944-02-25RAAF Honour Roll
53071 YoungArthur CurlewisFlight Lieutenant406671AustraliaRAAF5 OTU Williamtown1944-11-10RAAF Honour Roll
53072 YoungHenry KennethWarrant Officer414148AustraliaRAAF615 Sqd RAF
1944-05-29RAAF Honour Roll
53073 YoungGeorge WesleyFlight Lieutenant284454AustraliaRAAF85 Wing HQ1945-06-28RAAF Honour Roll
53074 YoungNagle P.Technical SergeantSergeant34289723AmericanEngineerUS Army Air Force8th Air Force373th Bomber Squadron (96th Bombardment Group (H))1944-04-13B-17G42-97480AW:BSnetterton Heath (Station #138), Norfolk, EnglandAugsburg, GermanyOn the southern leg of the flight the a/c came under repeated fighter attacks by Bf-19s. Damage inflicted included one engine knocked out, causing the crew to bail out. The aircraft crashed at 1625 hrs at Idenkeim, six miles South of Bitburg, GermanyPow - Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria
53075 YoungLloyd G.2nd LieutenantPilot OfficerO-6807911918AmericanCo-PilotUS Army Air Force8th Air Force787th Bomber Squadron (466th Bombardment Group (H))1944-04-29B-24 Tell Me MoreH41-287546L:NAttlebridge (Station #120), Norfolk, EnglandGelsenkirchen, GermanySee Archive report for detailsPoW, Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia, Germany, now Żagań in Poland
53076 YoungRobert E CaptainO-675899USAPilotUSAAF365th Fighter Group386th Fighter Squadron1944-09-27P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
53077 YoungRobert L 2nd LtO-805722USAPilotUSAAF354th Fighter Group356th Fighter Squadron: Red Asses
1944-03-16P-51 Mustang0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
53078 YoungRobert L 1st LtO-805722USAPilotUSAAF354th Fighter Group356th Fighter Squadron: Red Asses
1944-09-28P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
53079 YoungWilliam R 2nd LtO-820628USAPilotUSAAF361st Fighter Group376th Fighter Squadron
1944-10-07P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
53080 YoungEdward2nd LieutenantPilot OfficerO-698950AmericanBombardierUS Army Air Force8th Air Force579th Bomber Squadron (392nd Bombardment Group (H))1944-07-07B-24 Rap ‘Em PappyH42-95229GC:R-Wendling (Station #118), Norfolk, EnglandBernburg (Mission #458), GermanySee Archive report for detailsPoW, Unknown camp
53081 YoungLeonard RoyFlight SergeantAus/424815Age 22AustraliaNavigatorRAAFBomber Command37 Sqd
1944-11-22WellingtonXLP574LF-UTortorella Landing Ground, Foggia, Italy1710Szombathely, HungarySee Archive report for further detailsKilledBudapest War Cemetery. Grave IV.B.9

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Born on the 24th August 1922 at Waedell, New South Wales. Enlisted on the 09th October 1942. Son of Herbert Martin Young (died 20th August 1983) and Cora Young (died 20th June 1944), of Emmaville, New South Wales, Australia. Grave inscription: 'His Duty Performed And He Nobly Fell. Ever Remembered'.
53082 YoungerD WFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-11-04HalifaxVIINP775OW-KLinton on Ouse1719BochumPoW Paradie Archive Database
53083 YoungerAPilot OfficerPilotFighter247 Sqd
1944-08-13TyphoonIbMN867XCrashed near Menil-HermeiPoW
53084 YoungerR D BSergeantBomber Command463 Sqd RAAF
1944-07-18LancasterIDV374JO-BWaddington2255RevignyCrashed at Droupt-Ste-Marie {Aube}KilledTerlincthum British Cemetery
53085 YoungerW G WSergeantBomber Command83 Sqd
1940-08-12HampdenIP4340OL-ScamptonDortmundCrashed near MesumPoW
53086 YoungsD CSergeantBomber Command57 Sqd
1944-03-24LancasterIIIND671DX-IEast Kirkby1850BerlinCrashed GesukeKilledHannover War Cemetery
53087 YoungsonSelwyn FrederickSergeant632041Age 22ScotlandW/Op/Air GunnerRAFBomber Command9 Sqd
1940-06-13WellingtonIaL7787WS-JRAF Honington, SuffolkPont de l'Arche See archive report for further details KilledDrosay Churchyard. Coll. Grave 5-6 Read Archive Report
53088 YounkinLouis Earl2nd LieutenantPilot OfficerO-71680428th February 1925AmericanBombardierPH

US Army Air Force8th Air Force789th Bomber Squadron (467th Bombardment Group (H)1944-08-05B-24H41-293636A:BRackheath (Station #145), Norfolk, EnglandBraunschweig-Waggum, GermanySee Archive report for detailsMurderedNetherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Plot N, Row 15, Grave 17
53089 Youree Jr.HowardSergeant141911351923AmericanNose TurretUS Army Air Force8th Air Force733rd Bomber Squadron (453rd Bombardment Group (H))1944-08-16B-24 StinkyJ42-110138F8: N+Old Buckenham (Station #144), Norfolk, EnglandDessau (Mission #556), GermanySee Archive report for detailsPoW, Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow, Pomerania, Prussia now Poland
53090 YousemanEdward Ernest GeorgeFlight Lieutenant113351PilotDFC

Bomber Command617 Sqd
1943-11-17LancasterIIIED735KC-RRabat2340Transit Lost without trace whilst in transit over the Iberian Peninsula and the Bay of Biscay Killed Age 21Runnymede Panel 122.Lancaster was one of eleven aircraft detailed to attack the Antheor Viaduct again using 12,000lb High Capacity thin walled ‘Tall Boy’ bombs and new gyro bomb sights. Flying on to Blida Airfield in North Africa, Grimes and his crew were scheduled to return on 17-18 November, routed out over the Bay of Biscay. Grimes was killed in action on this flight when Lancaster ED735, piloted by Flight Lieutenant E. E. G. Youseman, DFC, and crewed by a very experienced crew that contained no fewer than four DFM recipients, was lost without trace, having probably falling victim to enemy fighters over the Bay. All the crew were killed.
53091 YowneyMyronFlying OfficerJ/2262115 February 1920CanadianBomb AimerRCAFBomber Command61 Sqn
1944-02-19LancasterIME591QR-CConingsby2343LeipzigAirborne collision with unknown aircraftKilledRheinburg War Cemetery Plot 9 Row A Grave 11Paradie Archive DatabaseThe crew were initially buried in Wetscherweisen Military Cemetery Diepholz. They were buried with the crew belonging to 514 Squadron Lancaster DS823.

(Extract from report from No4 MREU no name or dated) After several days of search I found a witness, Burgomeister Gabe of Essern who was able to guide me to the woods of a Lancaster. Burgomeister Gabe says that at 01:30 on Sunday 20 February 1944, two aircraft collided in mid air. None of the fragments were collected by the Luftwaffe, but they were unable to move tell section which was still at the scene of the crash. It was definitely a part of DS825 [sic] as they ....... were damaged registration numbers reading “D.S.” on one side and 82 on the other side. It was a complete tail section so there is no doubt that it was a Lancaster. Policeman Eserwych of Law confirmed date and other details of the crash from his diary.

Note: 514 Sqn lost 3 aircraft on this night DS736/DS823/LL681

Son of Anne Yowney, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
53092 YoxallASergeantBomber Command149 Sqd
1941-08-06WellingtonIcX9633OJ-RMildenhall2239MannheimCrashed at Thorembais St TrondKilledThorebais St Trond
53093 YuillWilliam HoustonFlight Sergeant1436512Bomb AimerRAFVRBomber Command101 Sqn
1944-01-14LancasterIIILM367SR:CLudford MagnaBraunschweig - ABC DutiesProbable claim by Lt. Peter Spoden, his 4th Abschuss from 5./NJG5 - West of Braunschweig at 19:30 hrs XI Luftgau crash report:- “Lancaster 19:30 hrs Lautental in Harz, J(äger)”. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (1 January - 15 March 1944) Part 1 - Theo Boiten). The aircraft crashed into or near a slate quarry at Lautental 10km SW of Goslar.KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 223.ABC or "Airborne Cigar" was a system designed to jam the radio frequencies used by the Germans to transmit a running commentary on the night’s events to their Night fighters. The eight crew member on these sorties was German speaking

Son of James and Clara Alice Yuill, of Birmingham.
53094 YuilleDFlight SergeantBomber Command76 Sqd
1944-04-22HalifaxIIIMZ530MP-UHolme on Spalding Moor2204DusseldorfKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
53095 YuleH A NSergeant115 Sqd
1944-08-27LancasterIIIPB131KO-WWitchford2108StettinKilledPoznan Old Garrison Cemetery Poland
53096 YunkerBFlight LieutenantRCAFBomber Command433 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-04HalifaxIIILW120BM-ESkipton on Swale2214VilleneuveAbandoned & crashed at St-Arnoult des Bois {Eure-et-Loir}KilledSt-Arnould des Bois Communal Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
53097 YunskoWSergeantRCAFBomber Command424 Sqd RCAF
1944-11-01HalifaxIIIMZ376QB-KSkipton on Swale1654OberhausenKilledNederweert War Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
53098 YurkutatWalter Edward “Walt”2nd LieutenantPilot OfficerO-74794127th March 1920AmericanCo-PilotUS Army Air Force8th Air Force560th Bombardment (H) Squadron, 388th Bombardment Group (H)1944.03.08B-17 'Jimmie Lee'G42-37819:PKnettishall (Station #136), Suffolk, EnglandVKF Ball Bearing Works at Erkner (Mission #252), GermanyDived out of formation after fighter attacks at 20,000 ft. Blew up at radio room and crashed at Krügerhorst at Mieste, Gardelegen District at 13:30 hrs, 15 miles NE of Helmstedt airfield, 31 miles NE of Brunswick, GermanyKilledInitially interred in the Ardennes American Cemetery in Plot Y, Row 11, Grave 263. Repatriated and buried at the Hollywood Cemetery Union County, New Jersey.His body was recovered from the wreckage

Son of Ida A. Yurkutat from New Jersey, USA.
53099 ŻabickiTadeusz PiotrPlutonowy PilotFlight SergeantP.781302Born 16 May 1920 Wilanów Jędrzejów (Age 23 when killed)PolandPilotVirtuti Militari

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PAF Special Duties - Bomber Command 138 Sqd SOE1943-06-24Handley Page HalifaxllBB379NF-JRAF TempsfordSOETook off from Tempsford 23 June 1943 and headed for Holland on Operation Turnip II/Lettuce ll. When homeward bound shot down by a German night-fighter and flak, falling at 05.15 hours 244 June 1943 at Oostzaan, Noord Holland, 3 km East of Zaandam. Location : Netherlands. Killed in Action, on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery - Noord-Holland, Netherlands. Plot Lxix Row B Grave 20
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53100 ZaborowskiLeszek WładysławSierżantWarrant Officer79427011.05.1923 ŁódźPolandAir GunnerVirtuti Militari

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PAFBomber Command138 Sqd (Special)
1943-04-12HalifaxIIBB340NF-DTempsfordSOEDropping supplies for French Resistance. Damaged by flak near Caen. Crash landed at Douvres-la-DelivrandePoW. Survived war. Died 10.02.1994 Nożyno, Poland

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