Donald Avery Younglas

Military ROLL OF HONOUR
media-44425.png UPL 44425 Stele in Cousolre, France to the memory of three USAAF fighter pilots killed in action on 7 January 1944.
Translation : “To the memory of American Major Donald YOUNGLAS airman fallen here on 7 Jan 1944 in fighting for our liberty and of his comrades Lance P. POUSETTE and Corlys BEDFORD Air Force Lieutenants killed in the vicinity during the same combat.” NOTE : Lt Pousette's middle name is Albin... (Photo via French researcher Bernard Feutry)

Photo via French researcher Bernard Feutry

Object Number - UPL 44425 - Stele in Cousolre, France to the memory of three USAAF fighter pilots killed in action on 7 January 1944. Translation : “To the memory of American...

Donald Younglas was killed in action (KIA) on 7 January 1944, while providing fighter escort on a mission to Ludwigshaven, Germany. His P-47D Thunderbolt #42-75124 was shot down by German fighters. Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 2003.

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 358th Fighter Group 367th Fighter Squadron

Missions

Places

Aerial photograph of Leiston airfield looking south, the control tower and technical site are to the right, 16 October 1945. Photograph taken by No. 541 Squadron, sortie number RAF/106G/UK/929. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Theberton/Saxmundham

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

4 April 1919 Michigan, the son of Avery John and Clara Belle Younglas

Enlisted

14 October 1940 Detroit, Michigan

Other

Killed In Action (KIA)

7 January 1944 at Cousolre, France, in the crash of P-47D #42-75124, shot down by German fighters

Buried/ Commemorated

10 January 1944 in the Cimetière du Centre, Maubeuge, France
Flint, Genesee County, Michigan

Buried/ Commemorated

after the war, his remains were brought back to the USA. Donald Younglas rests at the Sunset Hills Cemetery in Flint, Michigan

Revisions

Date
ContributorED-BB
Changes
Sources

MACR 2003
US Census for 1930
NARA WWII Enlistment records
Headstone Applications

Date
ContributorEmily
Changes
Sources

Information provided by Bernard Feutry, a French researcher who uncovered the wreck of Younglas' aircraft in Couslore, France

Date
ContributorAAM
Changes
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2003 / MACR 2003, 8th AF losses, WWII Memorial / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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