669th BS Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

S/Sgt. Clay Eugene Young

Airplane Mechanic-Gunner,  17129222

Killed In Action - Sep 16, 1944

669th Bombardment Squadron (L)

WWII-Medal

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      Born: 23-Jul-1923, Clay County, Missouri

Entered Military Service: Date: 11-Nov-1942 At: Ft Leavenworth, KS From: Henry County, Missouri
NARA Enlistment Record: Enlisted Serial # 17129222

Buried: Ardennes American Cemetery, Neupre, Belgium, Plot D Row 3 Grave 20

On-line Memorials:
National World War II Registry     Overseas American Cemeteries
American Battle Monuments Commission Memorial, Certificate
Find-A-Grave
Fields of Honor Database



Gunner Lost in Holland.

Since September 16 Sergt. Clay E. Young Has Been Missing.

Staff Sergt. Clay E. Young, engineed-gunner on an A-20 Havoc, has been missing over Holland since September 16, his wife, Mrs. Ellajean Young, 3522 Smart avenue, has been informed.

Sergeant Young has been overseas since April. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clay Young of Deepwater, Mo. He formerly worked in a garage in Deepwater.

Extracted from Newspapers.com





Notes:
A/C Seen to Crash, believed to have been lost as a result of Enemy Anti-Aircraft. Airplane crashed in sea.

Description:
The plane piloted by Lt Andre J. Vleghels was hit on the bomb run. One engine was burning badly. The plane is thought to have gone down in the southeast corner of Oosterschelde Bay. Two parachutes were seen drifting toward land. His two gunners were Staff Sergeants Roger W. Rice and Clay E. Young.
(416th BG History 1944)

See also MACR 9103 and Mission # 145




Photos and Documents
1930 US Census
1940 US Census
1940 US Census
Marriage License Application
Sunday, April 23, 1944, Kansas City Star (Kansas City, Missouri), Page 49
Wednesday, October 4, 1944, Kansas City Star (Kansas City, Missouri), Page 15
Wednesday, October 4, 1944, Kansas City Star (Kansas City, Missouri), Page 15
Headstone Inscription and Interment Record
Headstone
WW II Army and Army Air Force Casualty List
National World War II Memorial Registry
National World War II Memorial Registry
American Battle Monuments Commission Certificate
 
 
 
 
 
 


Source information can be viewed at WWII Military Service Fatalities Sources

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