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Paul B Young

Military

Damaged by fighters and flak enroute on a mission to Schweinfurt, GR and crashed on the return near Amiens, FR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-3517 'Happy Warrior'. Evaded (EVD).

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  • Eugene Colburn

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 351st Bomb Group
    Damaged by fighters and flak enroute on a mission to Schweinfurt, GR and crashed on the return near Amiens, FR on 24 Feb 1944 in B-17F #42-3517 'Happy Warrior'. Evaded (EVD). ...

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Units served with

  • 351st Bomb Group

    351st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 351st Bomb Group flew strategic bombing missions from their base at Polebrook, Northamptonshire from April 1943 to June 1945. The Group's most famous member was Hollywood actor Clark Gable, who flew four/ five missions with them as an observer...

  • 508th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-3517 Happy Warrior

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 12/7/43; Rapid City 10/8/43; Assigned 508BS/351BG [YB-O] Polebrook 27/9/43; Missing in Action 15m Schweinfurt 24/2/44 with Richard Caughman, Navigator: John Avery, Radio Operator: John Mattila, Ball turret gunner: Paul Young, Waist...

Events

Event Location Date
Born
Evaded Germany 24 February 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2773 / MACR 2773, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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