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Calvin H White

Military

Assigned to 78TCS, 435TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) resupply mission to Bastogne in C-47 43-30731 hit by flak in starboard undercarriage, which drooped down causing drag and with starboard engine afire crew baled out. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 10706.

Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Aircraft

  • 43-30731

    C-47 Skytrain
    Assigned to 78TCS, 435TCG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) resupply mission to Bastogne in C-47 43-30731 hit by flak in starboard undercarriage, which drooped down causing drag and with starboard engine afire crew baled out. 1 x POW, 3 x RTD. MACR...

Associated Place

  • Welford

    Military site : airfield
    Welford was planned as an RAF bomber Operational Training Unit, but was instead allocated to the USAAF for use as a transport airfield. It was built in 1943 to a standard design, with a 6,000 foot runway with two shorter runways, hardstandings and two...

  • Stalag Luft III

    Other location

  • Dulag Luft 12

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Baltimore County, MD, USA 8 June 1919
Lived in Baltimore, MD, USA 1941
Enlisted Pikesville, MD, USA 3 February 1941

Pikesville, Maryland

Based Welford 1944 – 23 December 1944

Assigned to 78TCS, 435TCG, 9AF USAAF.

Shot down 6987 Marcourt, Belgium 23 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) resupply mission to Bastogne in C-47 43-30731 hit by flak in starboard undercarriage, which drooped down causing drag and with starboard engine afire crew baled out. POW. MACR 10706.

Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 23 December 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I.

Died Boone County, KY, USA 7 April 1974
Buried Burlington IOOF Cemetery Burlington Boone County KY 11 April 1974

Burlington IOOF Cemetery
Burlington
Boone County
Kentucky, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 January 2021 17:08:45 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, events and place associations
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/13577955/calvin-h.-white

Date Contributor Update
19 November 2020 14:52:17 OldFoggy Changes to media associations
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Photos provided by Dr. Donna White, daughter

Date Contributor Update
19 November 2020 14:18:44 OldFoggy Changes to nickname, biography, awards and place associations
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Details modified by Stephen White, son, November 19, 2020

Date Contributor Update
15 January 2017 18:18:37 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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https://www.fold3.com/page/85212995_calvin_h%20white/details/
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=13577955

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