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2Lt John Elmer Young

2Lt John Elmer Young

Birth
Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 15 Sep 1943 (aged 27)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France
Plot B Row 6 Grave 30
Memorial ID 56376495 · View Source
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Husband of Monica M. Young & Dad of Kathleen Young who resided in Pottsville, Pennsylvania.

John served as a Second Lieutenant & Co-Pilot on B-17 "Pat Hand" #42-30607, 337th Bomber Squadron, 96th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania prior to the war.

John was "Killed In Action" when his B-17, while returning from a bombing run in the Hispano/Suisa complex, was hit by enemy ground anti-aircraft fire and crashed in Central Paris, France during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

He was interred, side by side, with six other members of his crew here at the Epinal American Cemetery.

Service # O-743154

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Airmen who perished on B-17 #42-30607 & are interred Side By Side at Epinal:

Heidrich, Clarence B ~ S/Sgt, Right Waist Gunner, NY
Mings, William P ~ S/Sgt, Tail Gunner, NE
Mullin, Vernon C ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, OH
Murphy, Kenneth E ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, CO
Newell, Myron ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, IN
Shelden, Fred E ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, IL
Young, John E ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, PA

Above Info on Bomber Crew Members being interred "Side By Side" at Epinal submitted by Dwight "Andy" Anderson.

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Airmen who perished on B-17 #42-30607 & are interred in other locations:

Jackson, John H, Jr ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot Observer, MO
Lachterman, David ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, NY
Orloski, Raymond F ~ S/Sgt, Ball Turret Gunner, PA

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Airmen who became POW from B-17 #42-30607:

Ferrucci, Sol ~ T/Sgt, Left Waist Gunner

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Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56376495
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2Lt John Elmer Young (17 Jan 1916–15 Sep 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56376495, citing Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial, Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .