An important part of First Officer (and co-pilot) Charles L. Young's job was record keeping—right down to how much crew members were to be reimbursed for meals. Thanks to his son, Charles L. Young Jr., I am able to post several pictures, that belong to the family. One of the above, is a log book entry that shows Captain Oliver E. Sabatke and First Officer Charles Young Sr as having flown together prior to Christmas, 1962. Both of these men flew for Capital Air Lines, prior to the merger with United Air Lines. The first picture (above) is from one logbook's cover page that Charles Jr sent. His mother, Helen Steen Young, is named as contact person.
From a very young age, Charles Young flew aircraft. Young served in the United States Air Force as a First Lieutenant piloting B 26C bombers during the Korean War. Top Row 1st Lieutenant bars and pilot's wings. Second Row the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement and the Air Medal, earned for completion of fifty combat missions. Third Row The United States National Defense Ribbon, United Nations Korean Service Medal and the Korean War Service Medal with two campaign stars.
At my request, Charles Young Jr found and sent pages from a logbook that included flights his father made with Captain Sam Huntington. Captain Huntington testified during the January, 1965 public hearing in Knoxville, Tennessee as having been Charles Young, Sr's supervisor with United Airlines and as having flown with him.