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1924 Whitechapel, London, England.
591 Antrim Parachute Squadron RE
Ringway Parachute Training Course 80.
Son of Walter John Youell (1896-1967) and Maude Beatrice Southall (1899-1975) [m.1922 Winchester] of Sparkhill Birmingham.
brother of Albert E Youell, Phedora June Youell (1927-2003) and Brian Youell .
6 Jun 1944 aged 20
His body was interred at Chateau de Grangues, then later reinterred in 1945 at Ranville War Cemetery plot 5A, row D communal grave 3-8. after a war crimes investigation.
Named on the Grangues memorial stone at L'Eglise de Notre Dame et de Saint Roch, Grangues, Calvados.
Chateau de Grangues Inquiry Index (Click)
He was killed in the crash of a Stirling IV aircraft, from 620 Squadron RAF Fairford, aircraft registration no. EF295J. The aircraft was hit by flak and caught fire, after several managed to jump out, the aircraft crashed in the grounds of the Chateau de Grangues. All survivors of the crash were taken POW, except one who evaded capture. Of the POWs, some were executed, others survived and were liberated in 1945.
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