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#Name*First NamesTitleRankRAF Equivalent RankService No.BornNationalityRoleAwardsAir ForceCommandUnitDateofIncident *See NoteAircraftTypeSerialCodeVictories (Fighters)BaseTimeMission                        Incident                        FateCommemoratedPhoto (Click to Expand)Referring Database                        Notes                        Links/Archive Reports
37451 YoungPhilip EdwardFlight Lieutenant422825AustraliaRAAF102Sqn (Ceylon)
1944-08-13RAAF Honour Roll
37452 YoungAlfred AshtonFlying Officer437028AustraliaRAAF32Sqn RAAF
1944-12-27RAAF Honour Roll
37453 YoungLeonard RoyFlight Sergeant424815AustraliaRAAFBomber Command37Sqn
1944-11-22RAAF Honour Roll
37454 YoungWilliam ArchibaldFlying Officer417145AustraliaRAAF44Sqn RAF
1944-07-05RAAF Honour Roll
37455 YoungAlan GeoffryFlight Sergeant421426AustraliaRAAF460Sqn RAAF
1944-02-21RAAF Honour Roll
37456 YoungIan CedricPilot Officer409963AustraliaRAAF463Sqn RAAF
1944-02-25RAAF Honour Roll
37457 YoungRichard RodneyFlying Officer429369AustraliaRAAF463Sqn RAAF
1944-12-07RAAF Honour Roll
37458 YoungArthur CurlewisFlight Lieutenant406671AustraliaRAAF5 OTU Williamtown1944-11-10RAAF Honour Roll
37459 YoungHenry KennethWarrant Officer414148AustraliaRAAF615Sqn RAF
1944-05-29RAAF Honour Roll
37460 YoungJames Howard First LieutenantFlying OfficerO-824031AmericanCo-PilotUSAAF8th Air Force349th Bomber Squadron (100th Bombardment Group (H))1944-12-19B-17 Flying FortressG42-8514 Lassie Come HomeXR-RThorpe Abbotts (Station #139), Norfolk, EnglandFrankfurt, GermanySee Archive Report for detailsPoW, Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang, Prussia now Poland
37461 YoungNagle P.Technical SergeantSergeant34289723AmericanEngineerUSAAF8th 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
37462 YoungLloyd G.2nd LieutenantPilot OfficerO-6807911918AmericanCo-PilotUSAAF8th 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
37463 YoungCharles G Jr2nd LtO-816194USAPilotUSAAF365th Fighter Group386th Fighter Squadron1944-06-25P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
37464 YoungElton F JrCaptainO-437060USAPilotUSAAF50th Fighter Group81st Fighter Squadron
1944-06-10P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
37465 YoungHomer L 1st LtO-676705USAPilotUSAAFlX Fighter Command493rd Fighter Squadron1944-06-12P-47 Thunderbolt0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
37466 YoungRobert E CaptainO-675899USAPilotUSAAF365th Fighter Group386th Fighter Squadron1944-09-27P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
37467 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)
37468 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)
37469 YoungWilliam R 2nd LtO-820628USAPilotUSAAF361st Fighter Group376th Fighter Squadron
1944-10-07P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
37470 YoungEdward2nd LieutenantPilot OfficerO-698950AmericanBombardierUSAAF8th 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
37471 YoungLeonard RoyFlight SergeantAus/424815Age 22AustraliaNavigatorRAAFBomber Command37Sqn
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'.
37472 YoungHerbert Vernon1st Lt.O-737927Born Yavapai County, Arizona June 8, 1920USACo-PilotUSAAF90th Bomber Group321st Bomber Squadron Heavy
1944-04-10B-24D Liberator#42-41188 'Hot Garters'Nazdab Air Base, Papua New GuineaAttack AA site Hansa Bay, Papua New GuineaShot down by AA fire over Madang. Papua New GuineaKilledArlington USA



pacificwrecks.comFour of the 12-member crew exited the aircraft after it had been hit and those captured by the Japanese were murdered. Donald Crotteau was one of the men who bailed out, along with fellow crew members Hyler and Handleman. They were likely injured and managed to evade capture for two days. On April 12, 1944, however, they were captured and ultimately were murdered or died of their injuries. The other crew members went down with the plane and the entire crew was officially declared dead the day of the mission. Donald Greenman was another of the four who bailed out. He was likely captured on April 10, 1944 by a Japanese Army patrol sent to investigate a report of an enemy aircraft being shot down. Japanese records say a patrol captured an 'American pilot' (likely Greenman) and the next day took him to Diri and later he was walked or transported to Hansa Bay. The Japanese report says on April 16, 1944 four PoWs from the crash were transported to Bogia. According to the Japanese, two of the prisoners - Greenman and Handleman - 'died on route'. Possibly, this was a Japanese euphemism meaning they were murdered or otherwise killed. The fact is when Leading Private Oshina returned to Hansa Bay he had only two prisoners with him and Greenman was not one of them. William Hyler was reportedly captured by Japanese troops and murdered about 2 weeks later. Paulsen's remains were recovered and identified by American authorities on July 16, 2014 and he and the others identified were interred on March 18, 2015 at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honours.
37473 YoungeJ CFlight LieutenantJ/22819PilotRCAFFighter414Sqn RCAF
1944-09-06SpitfireIXMK416Crashed near BrugesKilledAdegem Canadian War Cemetery BelgiumParadie Archive Database
37474 YoungerD WFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command426Sqn RCAF
1944-11-04HalifaxVIINP775OW-KLinton on Ouse1719BochumPoW Paradie Archive Database
37475 YoungerAPilot OfficerPilotFighter247Sqn
1944-08-13TyphoonIbMN867XCrashed near Menil-HermeiPoW
37476 YoungerR D BSergeantBomber Command463Sqn RAAF
1944-07-18LancasterIDV374JO-BWaddington2255RevignyCrashed at Droupt-Ste-Marie {Aube}KilledTerlincthum British Cemetery
37477 YoungsD CSergeantBomber Command57Sqn
1944-03-24LancasterIIIND671DX-IEast Kirkby1850BerlinCrashed GesukeKilledHannover War Cemetery
37478 YoungsRFlight SergeantBomber Command77Sqn
1944-12-06HalifaxIIIMZ428KN-BFull Sutton1810osnabruckKilledRunnymede
37479 YounieWilliam AlexanderFlight SergeantR166259Bomb AimerRCAFBomber Command158 Sqn
1944-06-02HalifaxIIILK875NP:QLissett22:24TrappesSee Archive report for detailsKilledEcquetot Communal CemeteryParadie Archive Database
37480 YounkinLouis Earl2nd LieutenantPilot OfficerO-71680428th February 1925AmericanBombardierPH

USAAF8th 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
37481 Youree Jr.HowardSergeant141911351923AmericanNose TurretUSAAF8th 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
37482 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.

Son of Anne Yowney, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
37483 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.
37484 YuilleDFlight SergeantBomber Command76Sqn
1944-04-22HalifaxIIIMZ530MP-UHolme on Spalding Moor2204DusseldorfKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
37485 YuleH A NSergeant115Sqn
1944-08-27LancasterIIIPB131KO-WWitchford2108StettinKilledPoznan Old Garrison Cemetery Poland
37486 YunkerBernardFlight LieutenantJ797710th October 1917 in Balgonie, SaskatchewanCanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command433 (Porcupine) Sqn RCAF
1944-07-04HalifaxIIILW120BM:ERAF Skipton on Swale22:14VilleneuveSee archive report for detailsKiASt. Arnoult-des-Bois Churchyard, Joint Grave
Paradie Archive Database
37487 YunskoWSergeantRCAFBomber Command424Sqn RCAF
1944-11-01HalifaxIIIMZ376QB-KSkipton on Swale1654OberhausenKilledNederweert War Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
37488 YurkutatWalter Edward “Walt”2nd LieutenantPilot OfficerO-74794127th March 1920AmericanCo-PilotUSAAF8th 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.
37489 YvarsR CSgcFFAFBomber Command346Sqn Free French
1944-06-10HalifaxIIINA555H7-LElvington1424Scholven-BuerPoW
37490 ZaccheoE WSergeantBomber Command102Sqn (Ceylon)
1944-06-16HalifaxIIILW192DY-RPocklington2300SterkradeExploded over BuurmalsenKilledBuren General Cemetery
37491 ZachariasH JFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command424Sqn RCAF
1944-01-22HalifaxIIILW444QB-HSkipton on Swale1515TrainingCrashed in River SwaleKilledHarrogate [Stonefall] Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
37492 ZacharukAWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command432Sqn RCAF
1944-07-17HalifaxVIINP706QO-JEast Moor326CaenEvaderParadie Archive Database
37493 ZadoroznyStanley ErnestFlight Sergeant (Posth. P/O)J/95483Age 21CanadaAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command432Sqn RCAF
1944-12-17HalifaxVIINP699QO-ORAF East Moor, Yorkshire600DuisburgSee archive report for further details KilledCholoy War Cemetery: 4.D. 10.
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37494 ZahradnikRobert LouisTechnical SergeantFlight Sergeant18188340AmericanEngineerUSAAF15th Air Force763rd Bombardment Squadron (H), 460th Bombardment Group (H)1944-07-19B-24 Flying JuniorJ42-99763FSpinazzola airfield, ItalyMünchen (Munich), GermanySee Archive report for detailsPoW, Stalag Luft 4
37495 ZajdelStanislawPorucznik PilotFlying OfficerP-1698Born 18 July 1915 (Age 29)PolandPilotPAFFighter Command316Sqn (Polish)
1944-11-09North American P-51d MustanglllFX935SZ-ORAF Andrews Field, EssexPatrolSee archive reportKilled on Training FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Millom (Holy Trinity) Churchyard - Cumberland, United Kingdom. Grave 1120



Archiwum Polish Database
37496 ZakrockiMieczysławStarszy Sierzant NawigWarrant OfficerP.780215Born 7 November 1914 Pałecznica Proszowice (Age 30 when killed)PolandNavigatorKrzyz Walecznych (x4)

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFFighter Command307Sqn (Polish)
1944-12-02De Havilland MosquitoXllHK115EW-RAF Church FentonAir Test Killed air-testing Mosquito following a major overhaul. The aircraft was approaching Church Fenton, when it was seen to climb vertically, stall, then fall hitting the ground and a barn. Location : United Kingdom. Killed on Training Flight - Flying Accident PAF Memorial, Northolt, Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. Plot Section N Row War Graves Plot Grave 327


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37497 ZalenskiJozef StanislauFlight Sergeant780369Born 5th December 1913PolandPilotKrzyż Walecznych (x2)

Medal Lotniczy

Srebrny Krzyz Zaslugi z Mieczami

PAFFighter Command315Sqn1944-01-31Supermarine SpitfireVbAB784RAF Coolham, SussexTraining FlightSee archive report for further brief detailsSeriously InjuredNone - survived the war

After the war Jozef remained in England for awhile, joined Thomas Cooke where he met his future wife Doris. In the early 60's they both, with their young son, Richard emigrated to Ontario, Canada, Doris sadly died in 1995. Richard, Patti and family still live in Stoney Creek, Canada.
37498 ZammitJ JSergeantBomber Command9Sqn
1944-03-22LancasterIIILM430WS-BBardney1911FrankfurtCrashed Lembeek {Brabant}KilledBrussels Town Cemetery Attacker
37499 ZareikinSamuelPilot OfficerJ17716CanadianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command102Sqn (Ceylon)
1943-05-27HalifaxIIJD149DY:HRAF Pocklington23:26EssenLast heard on the W/T at 01:40 hrs calling for help. JD149 was claimed Lt. Heinz Grimm, his 14th Anschuss and first of two this night, Stab IV./NJG1 8 km WSW of Den Oever at 2.400 m. at 01:44 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (1 January - 22 June) 1943 Part 1 - Theo Boiten)KiAWieringen (Hippolytushoef) General Cemetery, Plot C. Row 13. Coll. grave 378-380Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of David and Pola(née Yoffas) Zareikin of Montreal, Quebec, Canada

His brother Plt Off. Joseph Zareikin C88488 was KiA along with his crew on the 5th October 1944. 433 Sqn, RCAF Halifax III NP944 killed in night fighter attack.
37500 ZatloukalJan Stefan TadeuszKapral StrzelecFlight SergeantP.783237Born 12 December 1920 Bielsko Bielsko-Biała(Age 23 swhen killed)PolandAir GunnerMedal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command300Sqn (Polish)
1944-07-23Avro LancasterIIILM488BH-DRAF Faldingworth22:51KielTook off from Faldingworth 22.51 23 July 1944 on an Operation to bomb Kiel. Damaged by anti-aircraft fire, Aircraft tried to force-land at Schlesen, on the east bank of the Dobersdorfer See, and it exploded. Remains were originally buried locally but were later taken to Hamburg Cemetery, Ohlsdorf. Location : Germany.Killed in ActionPAF Memorial, Northolt, Hamburg Cemetery - Hamburg, Germany. Plot IV Row E Grave 1-7
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