Flight Lieutenant George Wesley YOUNG

Service No: 284454
Born: Melbourne VIC, 2 July 1904
Enlisted in the RAAF: 23 February 1942 (at Melbourne VIC)
Unit: No. 85 Wing Headquarters, Darwin NT
Died: Vehicle Accident, Noonamah NT, 28 June 1945, Aged 40 Years
Buried: Adelaide River War Cemetery, NT
CWGC Additional Information: Son of James and Margaret Young, of Hawthorn, Victoria
Roll of Honour: Kew VIC
Remembered: Panel 97, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

Flight Lieutenant Young enlisted in the RAAF at Melbourne Victoria; the reason his name is listed on the SA War Memorial is not clear.

On the 28 June 1945, Flight Lieutenant Young (Administrative & Special Duties) was dangerously injured when riding in a service vehicle which overturned at Noonamah, Northern Territory. He died later that day. The NT Crown Law Office held an inquest.

Other RAAF members mentioned in the records are:

Leading Aircraftman William John Horton (A31594)
Flying Officer Blair Hingston Lake (416153)
Wing Commander James Patrick Ryan (290621)


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 Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/45/117; E72, DL 524

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