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    Default Request any info in pilot F/S Young RNZAF - RAF 619 POW Camp 357, POW #3715

    Hello All,

    I am trying to find any information on a pilot with RAF 619 who was shot down on his 2nd Dickie trip, 26/27 April 1944. He was the only survivor of Lancaster PG-S LL904. I came up with only the following, that he ended up in camp 357, and was signed POW# 3715. On some of the documents I have seen him referred to as F. S. Young and sometimes as F/S young, so I am uncertain as to whether the FS are his initials, or only in reference to his rank.

    My interest in him lies in the fact that he was the only survivor in the Lancaster my uncle, WOII James Chandler Horne RCAF, was lost in.

    Thanks in advance,

    Kenny Horne,
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    F.S were his initials, he was a Pilot Officer when shot down.

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    Kenney,

    I can assist with a few notes:

    NZ424543 Flying Officer (final rank) Francis Saxton YOUNG
    Born at Bulls (near Palmerston North) on 18 Feb 1916
    RNZAF 2 May 42 to 24 Mar 46
    Safe UK 9 May 45
    Died Otahuhu (Auckland) 13 Feb 91

    If you are interested in tracking a relative you could try placing a free request in the ‘Lost Trails’ column of the Returned Services Association quarterly magazine RSA Review. That might lead to making a connection with a family member. Write to rsareview@rsa.org.nz

    Errol

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    Thank you gentlemen,

    Exactly what I was looking for.

    Kenny

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    PO at Stalag 357 is unusual even at this late stage. New promotions were being move to officer camps at this point in the conflict from Stalag 357.

    I will see if l can find his Liberation Questionnaire tomorrow.

    Regards,

    Nick
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    Kenny,

    I now have his Liberation Questionnaire if you want to ping me an E Mail.

    regards,

    Nick
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    Done and thank you

    Kenny

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    Done and my pleasure.

    Regards,

    Nick
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