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Clyde Thomas Young
Clyde Thomas Young Flight Sergeant R/154828 Royal Canadian Air Force 519 RAF Squadron September 15, 1922 Springhill, Cumberland Co., NS April 24, 1942 Moncton, NB 20 March 12, 1944 22 Runnymede Memorial Panel 255 Commemorated on page 485 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on October 16 Clyde Thomas Young was the son of James and Elizabeth Young, of Springhill, Nova Scotia. Flight Sergeant Young joined 519 Squadron on February 25, 1944. On the morning of March 12, 1944, Ventura Aircraft FN. 958 of Squadron 519, with a crew of five, left RAF Station Skitten, Caithness, Scotland at 8:54 am on a meteorological sortie. Flight Sergeant Young was the Wireless Operator/Air Gunner on the flight. The aircraft failed to return to RAF Skitten. A search by Naval and Air Forces was undertaken but failed to locate the aircraft or members of the crew. The crew was presumed to have been lost at sea.