Pilot Officer John Charles Harley YOUNG

Service No: 403065
Born: Hobart TAS, 6 July 1914
Enlisted in the RAAF: 9 December 1940 (at Sydney NSW)
Unit: No. 103 Squadron (RAF0, RAF Station Elsham Wolds
Died: Air Operations: (No. 103 Squadron Lancaster aircraft ED380), France, 16 February 1943, Aged 28 Years
Buried: Guidel Communal Cemetery, Morbihan, France
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Reginald St. Chad Young and Bronwen Young; husband of Sheila Margaret Young, of Yanco, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Leeton NSW
Remembered: Panel 133, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: ANZAC Memorial Clock, Leeton NSW

Lancaster ED380 took off from Elsham Wolds at 1859 hours on the night of 16 February 1943 detailed to bomb Lorient, France. Nothing was heard from the aircraft after take-off and it failed to return to base. The aircraft crashed near Lorient and all the crew members were killed.

The crew members of ED380 were:

Sergeant Douglas Eric Cardwell (567350) (RAF) (Flight Engineer)
Sergeant Herbert Charles Ford (1206989) (RAFVR) (Rear Gunner)
Flight Sergeant Arthur James Cedric Mason (1376810) (RAFVR) (Mid Upper Gunner)
Pilot Officer Wilfred Roland Neville (142564) (RAF) (Navigator)
Pilot Officer Alexander William Stubbs (401568) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant John Charles Woodward (1316223) (RAFVR) (Air Bomber)
Pilot Officer John Charles Harley Young (403065) (Pilot)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/45/5
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line


Charlwood, D.E.C. (Donald Ernest Cameron) (408794) No Moon Tonight (Angus and Robertson 1956), Penguin Ringwood VIC, 3134, 1991

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