- "We lost a lot of boys in the crash. Only a few of us made it out."
- — Col. Young to Sgt. Hawkins
During "Operation Husky", he flew a glider into Gela, which subsequently crashed into the town square. Lt. Delaney ordered Sgt. Hawkins's squad to try to relieve Young and the other survivors from the crash. During the firefight, all but one of Young's men and Young himself were killed. After that, Colonel Young is not seen again by Hawkin's squad.