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WOFF Henry Kenneth Young 414148

Squadron/s615 SQN RAF
Rank On Discharge/Death Warrant Officer (WOFF)
Mustering / SpecialisationPilot
Date of Birth08 Oct 1922
Date of Death29 May 1944
Contributing Author/sCompiled by Vince Conant
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Date of birth - 08 Oct 1922 : Place of birth - LONGREACH QLD : Place of enlistment - BRISBANE : Next of Kin – YOUNG, ARTHUR

414148 Warrant Officer YOUNG, Henry Kenneth Source: NAA : A705, 166/45/52 Aircraft Type: Spitfire Serial number: JB 383 Radio call sign: Unit: 615 Sqn RAF Summary: Spitfire JB 383 of No 615 (County of Surrey) RAF, India, took off at 0500Z on 29 May 1944 from Patel to intercept Japanese aircraft. WO Young was flying No 2 in a Section led by Flt Sgt McKay. The Section climbed to 8000 feet and saw nine aircraft flying in a north westerly direction at the same height. The Section then climbed to the west to 11000 feet when they were jumped by three Oscars (Army 01) diving down from the 5 o’clock position. WO Young in JB 383 was last seen taking evasive action by diving down steeply to port. Flt Sgt McKay called him on R/T a few minutes later but there was no response. Crew: RAAF 414148 WO Young, H K (Pilot) It was later established that the aircraft crashed very close to the village of Wangu approx. 10 miles south west of Patel, Burma. Young was buried by Military authorities on 31 May 1944. His unidentified remains were later reinterred in the Imphal military cemetery. [Compilation Alan Storr 2006 The information appearing in this compilation is derived from the collections of the Australian War Memorial and the National Archives of Australia.]

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