He enlisted in January, 1941 and went overseas in November of that same year. He was 19 years old. He was an airframe mechanic, serving with the R.C.A.F. Buffalo squadron of coastal command in the Shetland Islands. He returned to Winnipeg December 25,1944 and married his highschool sweetheart in August 1945.
(Laurence Young is in the center of the attached photo.)