William Lewis Johnston Young

Flight Sergeant William Lewis Johnston Young of Whitehouse, Co. Antrim served in R.A.F. 106 Squadron at his time of death over Denmark on 2nd May 1942.

Flight Sergeant

William Lewis Johnston Young


Flight Sergeant William Lewis Johnston Young (1058075) served in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve during the Second World War. He was the son of John George Young and Minnie Winifred Young of Whitehouse, Co. Antrim.

Flight Sergeant Young died on 2nd May 1942 aged 23 years old while serving in R.A.F. 106 Squadron. He was the pilot of Avro Manchester I L7399 ZN-X. The crew took from R.A.F. Coningsby, Lincolnshire, England on a night-time mine-laying raid off the Danish coast. The Manchester came down at Lilholt, around 14km west of Haderslev, Denmark.

His grave is in Allied Military Plot, Row 1, Collective Grave 7 of Aabenraa Cemetery, Denmark. His headstone bears the inscription:

Faithful unto death.

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