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Young, Allen Dahl, 1920-2014

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1920 - 2014

Biography

Allen Dahl Young (1920-2014) was born in Salt Lake City on January 19, 1920 and died in Salt Lake City, Utah July 9, 2014. Allen Dahl Young was drafted and joined the field artillery in January 1942; instructor in radio battery at Camp Roberts, California; attended Officer Candidate School in Fort Sill, Oklahoma; married Betty June Fisher in Farmington, Utah; assigned to Fort Bragg, North Carolina; went to flight school and flew P-47 fighter planes out of Tallahassee, Florida. In May 1944 transfered to Fowlmere, near Cambridge, England with the 339th Fighter Group; shot down on November 18, 1944 near Metz, Germany and taken as prisoner of war by the Germans. Allen Dahl Young returned to Salt Lake City after the war; bachelor's and master's degrees in education from University of Utah; was a teacher from 1948 to 1982 as an adjunct professor at University of Utah and Brigham Young University. Allen Dahl Young was part of Utah Air National Guard; served as fighter pilot in the Koren War; director of training at Clovis Air Force Base, New Mexico and retired from air force as a lieutenant colonel in January 1982.