Nominal Roll Y – Yates to Youngson

Yates  Yellin  York  Young  Youngson 

YATES

Henry Charles ‘Harry’ Yates,  D.F.C.  RAF 1199629/ 141776 – Pilot  
Arrived Thursday, 03 August 1944 at R.A.F. Mepal, Cambridgeshire from No.31 base.

1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 29
total sorties undertaken 29 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 29 Ops as Pilot

Tour History
09/08/1944 Attack Against Fort D’Anglos, 11/08/1944 Attack Against Lens, 14/08/1944 Attack Against Hamel, 15/08/1944 Attack Against The Aerodrome at St. Trond, 18/08/1944 Attack Against Bremen, 25/08/1944 Attack Against Russelsheim, 26/08/1944 Attack Against Kiel , 05/09/1944 Attack Against Le Havre , 08/09/1944 Attack Against Doudenville , 10/09/1944 Attack Against Montivilliers , 11/09/1944 Attack Against Kamen , 26/10/1944 Attack Against Leverkusen, 28/10/1944 Attack Against Flushing, 30/10/1944 Attack Against Cologne, 02/11/1944 Attack Against Homberg, 05/11/1944 Attack Against Solingen, 06/11/1944 Attack Against Coblenz, 16/11/1944 Attack Against Heinsberg, 20/11/1944 Attack Against Homberg, 21/11/1944 Attack Against Homberg, 23/11/1944 Attack Against Gelsenkirchen, 27/11/1944 Attack Against Cologne Marshalling Yard, 28/11/1944 Attack Against Neuss, 30/11/1944 Attack Against Osterfeld, 02/12/1944 Attack Against Dortmund, 05/12/1944 Attack Against Hamm Marshalling Yards, 11/12/1944 Attack Against Osterfeld, 29/12/1944 Attack Against Coblenz (Lutzel Marshalling Yard), 31/12/1944 Attack Against Vohwinkel

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 4 months 22 days

Posted out from 75(NZ) Squadron . Time with Squadron – 5 months 27 days


Awards & Citations
LONDON GAZETTE, 13 April 1945

Distinguished Flying Cross
Flt Lt Henry Charles YATES (141776) 75 Sqdn.

Citation required

Author of “Luck & Lancaster: Chance and Survival in World War II”


YELLIN

Percy Yellin, RAF 1897419 – Flight Engineer  
Arrived Tuesday, 28 November 1944 at R.A.F. Mepal, Cambridgeshire.

1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 34
total sorties undertaken 36, including 2 DNC (94 % completion rate)

Undertook 36 Ops with LW Hannan’s crew as  F/E, including 2 DNC – 06/01/1945 Attack Against Neuss, 07/01/1945 Attack Against Munich

Tour History
04/12/1944 Attack Against Oberhausen, 05/12/1944 Attack Against Hamm Marshalling Yards, 08/12/1944 Attack Against Duisburg, 11/12/1944 Attack Against Osterfeld, 12/12/1944 Attack Against Witten, 21/12/1944 Attack Against Trier, 28/12/1944 Attack Against Gremberg M/Y at Cologne, 29/12/1944 Attack Against Coblenz (Lutzel Marshalling Yard), 31/12/1944 Attack Against Vohwinkel, 01/01/1945 Attack Against Vohwinkel, 03/01/1945 Attack Against Dortmund Oil Refinery, 05/01/1945 Attack Against Ludwigshafen, 06/01/1945 Attack Against Neuss (DNC),, 07/01/1945 Attack Against Munich (DNC),, 11/01/1945 Attack Against Krefeld, 13/01/1945 Attack Against Saarbrucken, 22/01/1945 Attack Against Duisburg, 01/02/1945 Attack Against Munchen Gladbach, 02/02/1945 Attack Against Wiesbaden, 03/02/1945 Attack Against Dortmund, 09/02/1945 Attack Against Hohenbudburg, 14/02/1945 Attack Against Chemnitz, 16/02/1945 Attack Against Wesel, 19/02/1945 Attack Against Wesel, 22/02/1945 Attack Against Osterfeld, 26/02/1945 Attack Against Dortmund, 28/02/1945 Attack Against Nordstern (Gelsenkirchen), 01/03/1945 Attack Against Kamen, 05/03/1945 Attack Against Gelsenkirchen, 06/03/1945 Attack Against Wesel, 09/03/1945 Attack Against Datteln, 11/03/1945 Attack Against Essen, 23/03/1945 Attack Against Wesel, 29/03/1945 Attack Against Salzgitter, 04/04/1945 Attack on Meresburg, 09/04/1945 Minelaying at Kiel

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 4 months 5 days


YORK

Vincent William York, RAF 1509962 – Air Gunner  
Arrived Friday, 30 July 1943 at R.A.F. Mepal, Cambridgeshire from No.1665 Heavy Conversion Unit.

1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 4
total sorties undertaken 4 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with AW Burley’s crew as  R/Gnr
3 Ops with KAH Lawrence’s crew as  R/Gnr

Tour History
31/08/1943 Attack Against Targets at Berlin (Burley),, 02/10/1943 Mining in the Frisian Islands (Lawrence), 04/10/1943 Attack Against Targets at Frankfurt, 08/10/1943 Mining in the Gironde Estuary

Arrived at Mepal, affiliated originally with Jack Thompsons crew, however Pilot killed on 2nd Dickie Op

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 1 months 7 days

Posted out from 75(NZ) Squadron  to No.15 Squadron. Time with Squadron – 2 months 15 days


YOUNG

Arthur Russell Young, RNZAF NZ421133 – Pilot  
Arrived Wednesday, 27 October 1943 at R.A.F. Mepal, Cambridgeshire from No.1651 Heavy Conversion Unit.

1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 32
total sorties undertaken 33, including 1 DNC (97 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with AJ Mayfield’s crew as  2nd Pilot
32 Ops as Pilot , including 1 DNC – 15/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period TOM 46 (ABORTIVE)

Tour History
19/11/1943 Attack Against Targets at Leverkusen  (AJ Mayfield  as 2nd Pilot), 25/11/1943 Mining in the Frisian Islands, 30/11/1943 Mining in the Baltic Sea, 30/12/1943 Mining between Le Havre and Cherbourg, 04/01/1944 Attack against a Special Target, 21/01/1944 Attack against a Special Target, 28/01/1944 Mining in the Kiel Bay, 03/02/1944 Mining off Cherbourg, 11/02/1944 Mining off Mouth of River Ardour, 15/02/1944 Mining in the Mouth of River Ardour, 19/02/1944 Mining in Kiel Bay, 02/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period TRAINER 115b (SUCCESSFUL), 04/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period TRAINER 129 (SUCCESSFUL), 05/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period TRAINER 149 (SUCCESSFUL), 10/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period MONGREL 20 (SUCCESSFUL), 15/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period TOM 46 (ABORTIVE) (DNC), 24/04/1944 Attack Against Karlsruhe, 26/04/1944 Attack Against Essen27/04/1944 Attack Against Friedrichshafen, 01/05/1944 Attack Against Chambly, 09/05/1944 Attack Against Cap Gris Nez, 19/05/1944 Attack Against Le Mans, 21/05/1944 Attack Against Duisberg, 22/05/1944 Attack Against Dortmund, 24/05/1944 Attack Against Aachen, 27/05/1944 Attack Against Aachen, 28/05/1944 Attack Against Angers, 31/05/1944 Attack Against Trappes, 05/06/1944 Attack Against Ouistreham, 06/06/1944 Attack Against Lisieux, 08/06/1944 Attack Against Fougeres, 10/06/1944 Attack Against Dreux, 11/06/1944 Attack Against Nantes

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 6 months 23 days


YOUNG

George Anthony Young, RNZAF NZ405771 – Air Gunner   (killed in action)
Born on Tuesday, 11 January 1921 in Palmerston North, New Zealand. Employed as a postman prior to enlistment.
Arrived Wednesday, 27 May 1942 at R.A.F. Feltwell, Norfolk, aged 21.

1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 14    killed on 15th Op
total sorties undertaken 15 (93 % completion rate)

Undertook 2 Ops with Turner’s crew as  F/Gnr
3 Ops with AG Osbourne’s crew as  F/Gnr
10 Ops with TH Smith’s crew as  F/Gnr

Tour History
30/05/1942 Bombing Attacks Against Cologne (Turner), 01/06/1942 Attacks Against Targets at Essen, 04/06/1942 Attack Against Dieppe (AG Osbourne),, 06/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Emden, 08/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Essen, 17/06/1942 Mine-Laying off Frisian Islands (TH Smith),, 19/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Emden, 20/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Emden, 22/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Emden, 23/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at St. Nazaire and (Gardening), 25/06/1942 Attack on Targets at Bremen, 29/06/1942 Attack Against Targets at Bremen, 02/07/1942 Attack Against Targets at Bremen, 07/07/1942 Attack Against Targets at Frisian Islands (Gardening), 08/07/1942 Attack Against Targets at Wilhemshaven

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 1 months 8 days

Wellington Mk.III X.3557 AA-X came down at the northern end of the Waddenzee, near Rottumeroog Is at 01.30hrs. The time of the crash indicates the aircraft was still on the outward bound route to the target and was almost certainly shot down by one of the many German night fighters operating along that part of the Dutch coast. The details contained within German documentation regarding the injuries to the body of George Young certainly seem to support this, describing significant head injuries, assumed to be from a bullet or shell.

All of the crew were killed. Only the bodies of Sgt Young and the Pilot, P/O Trevor Harry Smith were recovered. As mentioned previously, a second body was recovered with Sgt. Young’s – the conjecture by rank of the airman is that this was Frank McKenzie, however a positive I.D. was never able to be made.

Killed age 21 on the 9th of July 1942.

Son of George Young and of Johan Young Nee Oman), of Palmerston North, Wellington, New Zealand.
Buried Schiermonnikoog (Vredenhof) Cemetery, Holland.     .
Grave location – Grave 84.


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YOUNG

John Simpson Young, RNZAF NZ4213650 – Pilot  
Arrived Monday, 23 April 1945 at R.A.F. Mepal, Cambridgeshire.

1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 0
total sorties undertaken – 4 post war flights.

Tour History
07/05/1945 Supply Dropping at Delft, 11/05/1945 Repatriation of Prisoners of War at Juvincourt, 13/05/1945 Evacuation of Prisoners of War from Juvincourt, 18/06/1945 Viewing the Effects of the Bombing Offensive

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 1 months 11 days

Time with Squadron – 5 months 5 days

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com


YOUNG

Norman  Young, RAF 1265860 – Wireless Operator  
Arrived Thursday, 01 October 1942 at R.A.F. Mildenhall, Suffolk.


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 18
total sorties undertaken 18 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 3 Ops with GH Jacobson’s crew as  W/Op
15 Ops with M Lord’s crew as  W/Op

Tour History
15/10/1942 Activities of “A” Flight at Mildenhall. Operations. Attacks Against Targets at Cologne (GH Jacobson), 22/10/1942 Operations. Daylight Attack on Targets at Essen, 23/10/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets at Genoa, 25/10/1942 Operations. Gardening off Brest (M Lord),, 09/01/1943 Gardening off Terschelling, 14/01/1943 Attack Against Targets at Lorient, 03/02/1943 Attack Against Targets at Hamburg, 04/02/1943 Attack Against Targets at Turin, 07/02/1943 Attack Against Targets at Lorient, 13/02/1943 Attack Against Targets at Lorient, 18/02/1943 Mining off the North Coast of Spain, 19/02/1943 Attack Against Targets at Wilhelmshaven, 25/02/1943 Attack Against Targets at Nuremburg, 26/02/1943 Attack Against Targets at Cologne, 28/02/1943 Attack Against Targets at St. Nazaire, 11/03/1943 Attack Against Targets at Stuttgart, 12/03/1943 Attack Against Targets at Essen, 18/03/1943 Mining off the North Coast of Spain

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 5 months 3 days

Posted out from 75(NZ) Squadron . Time with Squadron – 5 months 16 days

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com


YOUNG

Peter Anthony Young, RAF 1162261 – Wireless Operator   (killed in action)
Born in 1914.

Arrived Tuesday, 08 September 1942 at R.A.F. Mildenhall, Suffolk, aged 28.


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 4    killed on 5th Op
total sorties undertaken 5 (80 % completion rate)

Undertook 5 Ops with E Lee’s crew as  W/Op

Tour History
03/09/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets at Emden, 04/09/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets at Bremen, 06/09/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets At Duisburg, 07/09/1942 Operations. Gardening off Frisian Islands, 10/09/1942 Operations. Attack Against Targets at Dusseldorf

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 7 days

Wellington Mk.III BJ.828 was lost without trace. All five crew are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

Killed age 28 on the 10th of September 1942.

Son of Henry and Eleanor Bright Young, of Putney, London.

Buried Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, England..
Grave location – Panel 97


YOUNG

Roy John Robert Young, RNZAF NZ425410 – Air Bomber  
Born in 1920.

Arrived Saturday, 09 October 1943 at R.A.F. Mepal, Cambridgeshire, aged 23 from No.1657 Conversion Unit.


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 33
total sorties undertaken 33 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 16 Ops with FH Turner’s crew as  A/B
1 Op with RD Max’s crew as  A/B
16 Ops with RB Berney’s crew as  A/B

Tour History
03/11/1943 Mining in the Frisian Islands, 07/11/1943 Mining in the Gironde Estuary, 18/11/1943 Attack Against Targets at Mannheim, 19/11/1943 Attack Against Targets at Leverkusen, 04/01/1944 Attack against a Special Target, 06/01/1944 Mining in the Gironde Estuary, 27/01/1944 Mining in the Heligoland Area, 28/01/1944 Mining in the Kiel Bay, 04/02/1944 Mining in the Mouth of the Gironde Estuary, 11/02/1944 Mining in the River Ardour, 15/02/1944 Mining in the Kiel Bay, 02/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period WHEELWRIGHT 67 (SUCCESSFUL), 04/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period TRAINER 178 (SUCCESSFUL), 06/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period DIRECTOR 60 (SUCCESSFUL), 10/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period MONGREL 11 (SUCCESSFUL), 13/03/1944 Mining off St. Nazaire, 15/03/1944 Special Operations – March Moon Period ARCHDEACON 10 (ABORTIVE) (DNC), 10/05/1944 Attack Against Courtrai, 11/05/1944 Attack Against Louvain, 19/05/1944 Attack Against Le Mans, 21/05/1944 Attack Against Duisberg, 22/05/1944 Attack Against Dortmund, 24/05/1944 Attack Against Aachen, 27/05/1944 Attack Against Aachen, 28/05/1944 Attack Against Angers, 31/05/1944 Attack Against Trappes, 11/06/1944 Attack Against Nantes, 12/06/1944 Attack Against Gelsenkirchen, 14/06/1944 Attack Against Le Havre, 23/06/1944 Attack Against L’Hey, 27/06/1944 Attack Against Biennais, 02/07/1944 Daylight Attack Against Beauvoir, 09/07/1944 Attack Against Linzeux

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 8 months 6 days

Time with Squadron – 9 months 22 days

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com, New Zealand Herald – Notices Roy John Robert Young


YOUNG

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Young, RAF  –  Pilot
Arrived Monday, 01 December 1941 (exact date of arrival not known), at R.A.F. Feltwell, Norfolk.

1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 2
total sorties undertaken 2 (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 1 Op with EB Slater’s crew as  2nd Pilot
1 Op with ER Jones’s crew as  2nd Pilot

Tour History
27/12/1941 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Brest and Dusseldorf (Slater as 2nd Pilot, 02/01/1942 Bombing Attacks Against Targets at Brest (Jones as 2nd Pilot)

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 6 days


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YOUNGSON

William Youngson, RNZAF NZ42776 – Wireless Operator  

Arrived Thursday, 15 March 1945 at R.A.F. Mepal, Cambridgeshire.


1st Tour
Ops total with Squadron – 7
total sorties undertaken 10 including 3 post war flights. (100 % completion rate)

Undertook 7 Ops with AH McLeod’s crew as  W/Op plus 3 Post War flights

Tour History
18/03/1945 Attack Against Bruchstrasse, 20/03/1945 Attack Against Hamm, 27/03/1945 Attack Against Hamm (Sachsen), 29/03/1945 Attack Against Salzgitter, 13/04/1945 Minelaying at Kiel, 18/04/1945 Attack on Heligoland, 22/04/1945 Attack on Bremen, 01/05/1945 Supply Dropping at Delft, 03/05/1945 Supply Dropping at Delft and the Hague, 07/05/1945 Supply Dropping at Delft, 11/05/1945 Repatriation of Prisoners of War at Juvincourt, 13/05/1945 Evacuation of Prisoners of War from Juvincourt, 15/05/1945 Repatriation of Prisoners of War from Juvincourt, 26/05/1945 Repatriation of Belgian Refugees to Brussells and Ex-prisoners of War to England, 31/05/1945 Viewing the Effects of the Bombing Offensive, 24/06/1945 Viewing the Effects of the Bombing Offensive

Operational Duration (first to last Op) – 3 months 6 days

Time with Squadron – 4 months 9 day

Sources used in the creation of this entry: The National Archives: AIR 27/645 1916 Oct. 1941 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/646 1942 Jan. 1943 Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/647 1944 Jan. Dec. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, AIR 27/648 1945 Jan. Oct. No 75 Squadron: Operations Record Book, Op history generated from Squadron Form 541 database, created by Simon Sommerville/ 75nzsquadron.com