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18/19.04.1945 219 Squadron Mosquito NF.30 NT380 F/O. Ronald L. Young

Operation: Patrol

Date: 18/19th April 1945 (Wednesday/Thursday)

Unit: No. 219 Squadron

Type: Mosquito NF.30

Serial: NT380

Base: Gilze/Rijen, Holland

Location: South west of Hamburg

Pilot: F/O. Ronald Leicester Young 178786 RAFVR Age ? Killed

Nav: F/O. N.G. Fazan RAFVR Survived.

REASON FOR LOSS:

On patrol in the Scheldt estuary area, although the allies controlled Antwerp and most of the river area the estuary was still occupied by German forces in fortified positions to the west and north, preventing any allied shipping to the port.

The Mosquito was badly damaged by flak during the attack and the navigator F/O. Fazan managed to bale out unhurt. The Pilot "Scampy" Young remained in the aircraft until it crashed at 01:30 hrs. south west of Hamburg.

He was engaged at the time to a Greta Towler who was never told of the burial location of "Scampy" until the year 2000!

Burial details:

F/O. Ronald Leicester Young. Hannover War Cemetery Grave 10.B.4. No further details although we do know he was from the Swaffham area of Norfolk, England.

Researched and dedicated to Greta Towler and relatives of the pilot. With thanks to the following: David Turner Narborough History Society, Norfolk, other sources as quoted below.

KTY Page updated 30.01.2016

Acknowledgements: Sources used by us in compiling Archive Reports include: Bill Chorley - 'Bomber Command Losses Vols. 1-9, plus ongoing revisions', Dr. Theo E.W. Boiten and Mr. Roderick J. Mackenzie - 'Nightfighter War Diaries Vols. 1 and 2', Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt - 'Bomber Command War Diaries', Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Tom Kracker - Kracker Luftwaffe Archives and Fred Paradie - Paradie Archive (both on this site), Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945', Anna Krzystek, Tadeusz Krzystek - 'Polskie Siły Powietrzne w Wielkiej Brytanii', Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses', Aircrew Remembered Databases and our own archives. We are grateful for the support and encouragement of UK Imperial War Museum, Australian War Memorial, Australian National Archives, UK National Archives and Fold3 and countless dedicated friends and researchers across the world.
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