YOUNGE, JOHN CAMPBELL

Birthdate
Birthplace
Camrose, Alberta, Canada
Age
29
Parents
Son of Joseph Adair and Margaret Mae Younge of Camrose, Alberta, Canada
Religion
Protestant
Occupation
Petrolium Salesman
Service number
J/22819
Engagement
1941-09-26
Date of death
1944-09-06
Died
Belgium, Killed in action
Force
Awards
Royal Canadian Air Force
Plot 11 | Row H | Grave 2

"DEARLY BELOVED ONLY SON OF MAE AND ADAIR YOUNGE. CAMROSE, ALBERTA, CANADA"

Military grave
Additional info

Awarded the Pilot Flying Badge on January 22, 1943.

Pilot Flying Badge

B.P.S.O., A.E.A.F., reported that Spitfire aircraft IXB.416, piloted by F/Lt. J.C. Younge of No.414 R.C.A.F. Squadron, left base on the 6th September, 1944, to carry out a Tactical Reconnaissance of the Dunkerque (France), Bruges (Belgium), Ghent (Belgium) area. Cloud and accurate FLAK (German Anti Aircraft) encountered at Bruges caused the accompanying pilot and F/Lt. Younge to separate but contact was regained at Ghent, Belgium, on the R/T. F/O Loundes, a pilot from No.430 R.C.A.F. Squadron, who was in the area was contacted by an army scout car and asked if he could stop a barge load of enemy troops crossing the river South-East of Ghent. Owing to shortage of petrol, F/O Loundes returned to base but he heard F/Lt. Younge say that he had indentified the barge and was last heard saying something about his jet tank. No further news was received after this from F/Lt. Younge and in view of this information, he was classified as "Missing". This incident occurred at approximately 1100 hrs on the 6th September, 1944.

The Fighter was hit by German FLAK (Anti Aircraft) around Brugge, Belgium.

YOUNGE, JOHN CAMPBELL (414 Sqdn)