M.452 First Officer Austin Frank Young Jr
 flag usa b. 19 Dec 1920, Indianapolis, IN  10 Apr 1941 to 9 Apr 1945 

 ata austin frank young 1959 1959

  ATAM    

 

Ed. Culver Military Academy, Michigan State College, Tulsa School of Aeronautics

Address in 1941: Lake Fenton, Fenton MI

2nd Lieut in US Cavalry Reserve 1938


 He was one of three ATA pilots who survived the sinking of the SS Nerissa

 He was off sick from 9 to 25 May 1941 with "foot injuries sustained in shipwreck"

 m. 1943 Norah M L [Palmer] in London


Later flew 'The Hump' with CNAC - see CNAC Captain Austin Young

 

Sailed back to the US on the 'Ile de France', with Norah, on the 26 Apr 1945. Fellow American ATA pilot Victor Pieper and his English wife Hazel accompanied them.

His father bought a car agency - the Twin-City Chevrolet Co - in West Palm Beach for him. He "became well-known in flying and sporting-car circles."

Divorced from Norah in 1950

 

m. 1951 in Florida, Edith [Walters], a stewardess for Eastern Air Lines:

edith walters young 1951

 

m. 1954 in Florida, Corrinne Edith [Huber]  [3 children]

In 1959 he joined up with Cuban Sergio Hernandez Reyes and Peter Lambton, the son of ex-ATA pilot Ruth Ballard, in a CIA plot to overthrow Castro. They went to Cuba, but were captured almost immediately and sentenced to jail.

ata austin young and peter lambton 1959 Austin Young and Peter Lambton, awaiting trial

 Austin was released after 42 months, having repeatedly escaped from Cuban jails.

 Meanwhile, Corinne worked as a waitress and looked after the 3 children...

 

d. 12 Jul 1978, Florida


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