YOUNG, JAMES FAULDS RIP 11/18/2006
Name: James Faulds Young Branch/Rank: UNITED STATES AIR FORCE/O4 Unit: 20th TASS Date of Birth: 1930 Home City of Record: FERNDALE MI Date of Loss: 06-July-66 Country of Loss: NORTH VIETNAM Loss Coordinates: 194000 North 1040000 East Status (in 1973): Returnee Category: Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: RF101C Missions: 74 Other Personnel in Incident: Refno: 0385
Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews and CACCF = Combined Action Combat Casualty File.
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RET COL/WIFE ANNELIESE/LIVES CA
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Col James Faulds Young, USAF (Ret) was born Oct 12, 1929...date of death Nov 18, 2006. As a Major, he was shot down over North Vietnam while flying his RF101C aircraft, assigned to the 20 TRS, 460 TRW, Tan Son Nhut, Thailand. He was a POW for over 6 1/2 years, from July 6, 1966 to February 12, 1973. He flew 74 missions.
He was suffering from alzheimers. Condition is rare, called: Binswanger disease. We will miss him as he makes his final flight West. God speed.
I was with him in Dogpatch the last year of the war. I loved to hear him tell of experiences during the Battle of Britain in WWII. He was a British citizen, and as a young teenager he and his friends would watch the skies as the battle raged. One day, a German aircraft trailing smoke crashed in a field near the boys. Of course they ran out to the field. The door was open and the plane was not burning, so they went inside. The co-pilot was dead in the seat with a bullet through the cockpit and through his head. The pilot seat was empty. I suppose the German bomber pilot parachuted out and became a POW in England for the rest of the war.
Mike McGrath NAM-POW Historian
Services for Jim will be on Friday, 1 December 2006 at 1315 hours for internment at the Riverside National Cemetery. The services are planned for the POW Memorial site,
In lieu of flowers the family would prefer you make a donation to
Memorial Honor Detail Riverside National Cemetery 22495 Van Buren Blvd Riverside CA 92518
Please make check payable to "Memorial Honor Detail" and enclose a note with the name of the deceased and date of burial.
Many thanks, they will be most grateful.
seems Col James Young was not born in