2Lt William Walter Young

2Lt William Walter Young

Birth
Illinois, USA
Death 12 May 1945 (aged 22–23)
At Sea
Burial Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
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Memorial ID 56772002 · View Source
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William served as a Second Lieutenant & Pilot on a B-24 (# unknown ), 320th Bomber Squadron, 90th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Cook County, Illinois prior to the war.

The B-24 that he was on was last seen by others to explode right before it crashed into the sea. Cause is currently unknown and the entire crew perished.

William was declared "Missing In Action" in this crash during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster and the Purple Heart.

Service # O2023485

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Airmen who perished on this B-24:

Baum, Bertram I ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, NY
Chrisman, John R ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, IL
Jordan, Emil A ~ 1st Lt, Bombardier, TX
La Maye, Frank V ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, NY
Morris, Leo G, Jr ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, ID
Moskovitz, Morree ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, CA
Wells, Donal D ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, DC
Wood, Thomas C ~ T/Sgt, Gunner, VA
Worfolk, William A ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, RI
Young, William W ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, IL

One of the above enlisted crew members served as a "Radio Operator" and the records don't indicate which one of them.

( Bio, Family Links & Crew Report by: Russ Pickett )

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  • Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56772002
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 2Lt William Walter Young (1922–12 May 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56772002, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .