Leading Aircraftman Gordon Rex YOUNG

Service No: 437246
Born: Peterborough SA, 12 June 1924
Enlisted in the RAAF: 5 December 1942
Unit: No. 6 Service Flying Training School, Mallala SA
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 6 Service Flying training School Anson aircraft R3518), Angaston SA, 1 July 1943, Aged 19 Years
Buried: Mallala War Cemetery, SA
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Gordon Stanley and Stella Gwendoline Selby Young, of Yongala
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Panel 117, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: World War II Honour Roll, National War Memorial of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

On 1 July 1943, Leading Aircraftman Young, flying solo, was killed when Avro Anson R3518 crashed into a hill 15 kms south of Angaston, South Australia. He is believed to have lost control of the aircraft while flying in cloud.


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 A9845, 65


Wilson, S. (Stewart) Anson, Hudson and Sunderland in Australian Service, Aerospace Publications Weston Creek ACT 2611, 1992

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