Jon Young is looking for a boy child
Canadian father Jack Lang Young fathered during his stay in the UK during WW2.
Jack Lang Young was in 405 "Vancouver"
Squadron, Bomber Command, RCAF.
The boy child was
born in 1943/4 and possibly in the St Neots area as he was based at RAF
Gransden Lodge Airfield. Some 7 miles south-east of St Neots from April
1943 to 26 May 1945.
Records show that in March 1944 he was seeing a school teacher at that
time and also mentions a judgment for child support 15 September 1944.
Jack Lang Young
Can you help Jon find the child his father fathered in the
UK, you may even be that boy.
If you can help please contact us
quoting case number 71657
Gransden Lodge was an airfield built to Class
A standard during 1941-42. Located seven miles
south-east of St Neots, it was necessary to
close the road between Great Gransden and
Longstowe and another lane running from the
latter to the north. Gransden Lodge, after which
the airfield was named, lay on the northern
boundary of the airfield.
The three concrete runways were 04-22 at
1,600 yards, 10-28 at 1,220 yards and 17-35 at
1,200 yards. However, it appears that the
runways were lengthened before the airfield was
brought into use, 04-22 out to 2,000 yards and
the others to 1,400 yards each. Of the 36 pan
hardstandings, two were lost by hangar
construction being replaced by two loops. A B1
and T2 hangar lay north of the technical site
between runway heads 17 and 22, near Great
Gransden village. A second T2 stood on the south
side of the airfield between runway heads 04 and
35 and the bomb stores were situated off the
east side between runway heads 28 and 35. The
dispersed camp lay in fields to the north-west
around Great Gransden village and consisted of
two communal, two WAAF, six domestic and sick
quarters. Total accommodation allowed for 1,867
males and 252 females.