YOUNG Arthur Curlewis 406671

LEST WE FORGET

Flight Lieutenant Arthur Curlewis YOUNG DFC

Service No: 406671
Born: Cottesloe WA, 3 May 1916
Enlisted in the RAAF: 3 March 1941
Unit: No. 5 Operational Training Unit, RAAF Station Williamtown NSW
Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC), 23 May 1944 (Citation Title: No. 22 Squadron)
Died: Aircraft Accident, (No. 5 Operational Training Unit Beaufighter aircraft A19-194), Evans Head NSW, 10 November 1944, Aged 28 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Arthur Hall Young and Maria Kathleen Young; husband of Betty Young, of Bundaberg, Queensland.
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 5, Sydney Memorial, Rookwood NSW
Remembered: Panel 113, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Cenotaph Undercroft, State War Memorial, Kings Park WA

Bristol Beaufighter aircraft A19-36 and A19-194 were involved in a mid-air collision; A19-36 crashed near Evans Head while A19-194 crashed into the sea off Evans Head.

The crew members of A19-36 were:

Sergeant Neville Martin Tyack (431342) (Navigator)
Flying Officer Norman Lewis Parker (29099) (Pilot)

The crew members of A19-194 were:

Flight Lieutenant Arthur George Hodges (267209) (Navigator)
Flight Lieutenant Arthur Curlewis Young DFC (406671) (Pilot)

References:

Australian Government On-Line Honours Records (It’s An Honour)
Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veteran’s Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australian On-Line Record A9845, 21

Bibliography:

Gaston, Bruce DFC (406646), Harry Horner DFC OAM (406595), Raymond Storer (406666) (Editors), Aircrew for the Duration: of and by members of RAAF EATS Courses 10, 11, 12 & 13, Gaston Horner and Storer, Nedlands WA, 1990
Parnell, N.M. (Neville M.) Whispering Death: A history of the RAAF’s Beaufighter Squadrons, AH & AW Reed Terry Hills NSW, 1980
Wilson, S. (Stewart) Beaufort, Beaufighter and Mosquito in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1990