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Description
Harry Fahrney Young was born on 18 December 1899 at Frederick, Maryland, and grew up with an aunt. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1920 and became an aviation rigger. He would subsequently serve at NAS Key West, Anacostia, Hampton Roads and San Diego.
Background
Harry Fahrney Young was born on 18 December 1899 at Frederick, Maryland, and grew up with an aunt. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1920 and became an aviation rigger. He would subsequently serve at NAS Key West, Anacostia, Hampton Roads and San Diego. Young also served in USS Wright, Argonne, Antares, Salt Lake City, and Tuscaloosa while serving with VT-1, VS-1, VS-5S, VS-9S, VS-10S, VS-12S and VP-13. He died on 23 February 1945 in an American Airlines plane crash near Rural Retreat, Virginia while returning to San Diego from the east coast. Young’s wife Edna and daughter continued to live in San Diego for some time after. Career Summary: 8/28/1920 – completed training as Aviation Rigger 1c 2/25/1925 – re-enlisted in USS Jason with VT-1 as AMM 2/25/1929 – re-enlisted in NAS Anacostia as AMM 2/25/1933 – re-enlisted in NAS Anacostia as AMM 1st Class 9/16/1935 – promoted to Aviation Chief Machinist’s Mate (ACMM) 2/23/1937 – re-enlisted in USS Tuscaloosa as ACMM 2/20/1941 – re-enlisted in VP-13 as ACMM 9/21/1943 – appointed Temporary LT JG with FAW-14, NAS San Diego 2/25/1945 – appointed Temporary LT with FAW-14, NAS San Diego
Extent
.25 Cubic Feet The collection consists of one flip-top archival box. The collection contains documents and photographs tracing Mr. Young’s naval experiences and career. The collection consists of one flip-top archival box, 12-1/2” x 2-1/2” x 10-1/2”.
Availability
The collection is open to research by appointment. Some restrictions on copyright may apply.