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Commander Young, Howard L.

Howard Young piloted one of the SBD2s that took off from the carrier Enterprise at 0615 hours on December 7 to fly to Oahu. In spite of the Japanese attack in progress and the wild firing of his own side's anti-aircraft guns, he succeeded in landing at Ford Island. He then waited in the airfield's control tower for more aircraft from Enterprise and managed mutual identification with Ensign James Daniels (Daniels, James) and help him to land.

See also: Daniels, James; Enterprise; Ford Island; Oahu