Gordon Rex YOUNG

YOUNG, Gordon Rex

Service Number: 437246
Enlisted: 5 December 1942
Last Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Last Unit: Aircrew Training Units
Born: Peterborough, SA, 12 June 1924
Home Town: Yongala, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Accidental, Angaston, Angaston, South Australia, Australia, 1 July 1943, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Mallala (Feltwell) War Cemetery, S.A.
Mallala War Cemetery, Mallala, South Australia, Australia
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Eden Valley RAAF Avro Anson R3518 Crash Site, Mannanarie Hall Memorial Plaque, Mannanarie Roll of Honor WW2
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World War 2 Service

5 Dec 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Aircraftman 2 (WW2), 437246, Adelaide
5 Dec 1942: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, 437246
1 Jul 1943: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Leading Aircraftman, 437246, Aircrew Training Units, Empire Air Training Scheme
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Leading Aircraftman Gordon Rex Young 437246 of Number 6 Service Flying Training School was killed when Avro Anson aircraft R3518 crashed into a hillside 9 miles south of Angaston, South Australia during a solo flying exercise.  LAC Young was a student pilot and he lost control in cloud.

Son of Gordon Stanley and Stella Glendowine Selby Young of Yongala, SA


Aged 19 years