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 Capt. Martin Walter Young


Born: 2 February 1920 - Chicago, Illinois

Parents: Martin Young & Adaline Petera-Young

Home:

    - 2115 North Seventy-second Court - Elmwood Park, Illinois

        - lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1930 

Education:

    - Elmwood Park School

    - Proviso Township High School

        - Class of 1937

    - Illinois Institute of Technology

        - left after two years

Enlisted:

    - 25 September 1941

        - inducted as an enlisted man

        - Officer Candidate School

Serial Number: O&659787

Training: 

    - Texas

    - Florida

    - Davis-Monthan Army Airfield - Tuscon, Arizona - 28 August 1942

    - Wendover Army Airfield - Wendover, Utah - 28 November 1942

    - Pueblo Army Airfield - Pueblo, Colorado - 2 January 1943

    - Yangkai Army Airfield, Yangkai, China - 20 March 1943

Unit: 373rd Bomb Squadron (Heavy), 308th Bombardment Group, 14th Air Force

Stationed: 

    - Yangkai, China - 20 March 1943

    - Pilot - B-24J

        - Members of his crew:

            - Co-pilot - 1st Lt. Everett K Geer, Jr

            - Bombardier - Capt. Glen G Thompson

            - Navigator: Capt. Marvin J Silvershatz

            - Engineer - T/Sgt. Alfred J Conlon

            - Radio Operator - T/Sgt. Jeno G. A. Proulx

            - Assistant Engineer - SSgt. Frank R Gaetano

            - Assistant Radio Operator -S/Sgt. James E Hoffman

            - Gunner - S/Sgt. John A Coughlin

            - Gunner - S/Sgt. Sydney H Mc Pherson

Campaigns:

    - India

    - Burma

    - Japan

    - China

        - plane took off from Luichow Airfield    

Killed in Action:

    - 20 May 1944

        - piloted one of eleven B-24s which attacked eleven heavily protected Japanese

          ships in South China Sea

        - planes came in at 200 feet under heavy anti-aircraft fire

        - Young's plane was credited with sinking one of several ships that were sunk

        - Young's plane, and two others, failed to return from mission

Memorial:

    - Tablets of the Missing

        - American Military Cemetery - Manila, Philippine Islands

Medals:

    - Purple Heart

    - Distinguished Flying Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster

    - Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster




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