RIP 11/18/2006
Name: James Faulds Young
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
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.
No further information available at this time.
Col James Faulds Young, USAF (Ret) was born Oct 12,
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.


July 2008

It seems Col James Young was not born in England , as previously assumed.  He was born in Grosse Point , Michigan , good ole USA , in 1929.  I got a call from his widow today correcting me on it.  Seems he went to England when he was 7 and got to watch the Battle of Britain before returning to the United States .  



Erich Anderson