Young, Capt. Martin W.

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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
– the 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 the 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 other planes failed to return from the 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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