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    Default 19 Sqn loss, June 12th 1945, F/Lt A. J. F. Young 116448

    Hello everyone

    I'm trying to find the aircraft involed in the loss of F/Lt Arthur James Frederick Young, 116448 of 19 Sqn (who also went by the name James Arthur Frederick Young), who was lost on June 12th 1945 whilst flying from Acklington.

    The Form 540 has the following entry:

    "No flying in the morning owing to weather. In the afternoon, both flights did a practice interception. The weather was not too good with a lot of low cloud about. A flights interception went according to plan. Unfortunately a most unhappy incident occurred in B; flight. F/Lt. Clayton and F/Lt. Young were doing the intercepting; they both had to descend through cloud at one point and on coming through it, F/Lt. Clayton found he was by himself. F/Lt. Young was never seen again, and after pairs had searched the sea for most of the evening, a Norwegian ship reported having seen an aircraft dive into the sea and explode at approximately the same place and time. This was assumed to be F/Lt. Young. A most unfortunate accident and a great loss to the Squadron."

    I'm assuming it's a Mustang involved, so can anyone give a serial number...?

    Many thanks,

    Simon

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    Hello,

    12-6-1945
    No.19 Sqn
    Mustang IVA KH867 (44-11855)

    Dove out of cloud into North Sea.

    Col.
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    Many thanks Col, much appreciated.

    Regards

    Simon

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