1Lt. Donald M. Young, ASN O-743153

B-24 Pilot / Flight Leader

10th Air Force / 7th Bombardment Group / 493rd Bombardment Squadron

44 Combat Missions (413:25 Combat Hours)    9 Hump Missions (86:30 Hours)

(Image/Info Courtesy of 7th Bomb Group Historical Foundation)

Young Crew - Pandaveswar Air Base, 1944

Rear, L-R: Lt. Young (P), 1Lt. William T. Mingo (CP)
1Lt. Ernest J. Benshimol (B), 2Lt. James B. Hatter (N)

Kneeling, L-R: SSgt. Earl L. Garlock (E), TSgt. Thurl T. Whetstone, Jr. (RO)
SSgt. Risdon J. Booth (G), SSgt. Perry S. Thompson (G), SSgt. Ora E. Keightley (G)

Sitting: Sgt. Paul W. Shipman (G)

Lt. Young's Combat Diary (transcribed from copy provided by John Schulman)

Note: The contents of this diary are provided in a historical context. I apologize if anyone is offended by the thoughts and/or opinions expressed therein. Passages are recalled verbatim.

USA to CBI   Combat Time - 1943   Combat Time - 1944

493rd BS Personnel

7th BG Personnel