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L H White

Military

Assigned to 328BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. TDY 9AF. Crew member of B-24 41-23711 'Jerks Natural', flew on Ploesti raid on 1-Aug-43.

'Jerks Natural' was damaged over Austria on mission to Wiener Neustadt Me109 factory and crashed in Yugoslavia on 1-Oct-43. KIA. MACR 3301.

Awards: DFC, AM, PH.

Service

People

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  • William Stein

    Military | First Lieutenant | B-24 Pilot | 93rd Bomb Group
    Lt. William F. Stein was a B-24D command pilot assigned to the 8th Air Force, the 93rd Bomb Group, and the 328th Bombardment Squadron, in the ETO based in Britain. It was temporarily detached (TDY) to the 9th Air Force in North Africa for Operation...

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Units served with

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1 Mar 42 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15 May 42. the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida, to continue advanced flight training and also to fly antisubmarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico. They...

  • 328th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-23711 Jerks Natural

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D Liberator, 41-23771, named, Jerks Natural, was in the 8th Air Force, the the 93rd Bomb Group, and the 328th Bomb Squadron, based in Britain. It was detached (TDY) to the 9th Air Force in North Africa to assist the 9th Air Force on Operation...

Missions

  • Operation Tidal Wave

    1 August 1943
    Operation TIDAL WAVE. B-24D Liberators attack the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania. The bombers flew low to avoid radar detection and dropped time delayed bombs. Out of the 177 B-24s that took part in the raid 167 managed to attack their targets. 57...

Associated Place

  • Hardwick

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF bomber airfield, Hardwick was used first by the 310th Bomb Group, equipped with B-25 Mitchells. B-24 Liberators of the 93rd Bomb Group moved in briefly in March 1943, then returned in June 1943 remaining until the end of the war and...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Carryville, AR 25 October 1916

Son of Floyd White.

Lived in Kennett, Missouri 1941
Enlisted Fort Custer, MI 12 February 1942

Fort Custer, Michigan

Based Benina 1943 – 1 October 1943

Assigned to 328BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. TDY 9AF.

Survived Ploesti Ploiești, Romania 1 August 1943

Flew on Ploesti raid on 1-Aug-43.

Killed in action Heilbrunn, Austria 1 October 1943

'Jerks Natural' was damaged over Austria on mission to Wiener Neustadt Bf 109 factory and crashed outside Heilbrunn, Austria, near Graz, on 1-Oct-43. KIA. The Missing Air Crew Report erroneously listed the location of the crew's disappearance as Yugoslavia. MACR 3301.

Buried Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery Lemay, St. Louis County MO 13 March 1950

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Lemay, St. Louis County
Missouri, USA.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 February 2022 21:31:23 Al_Skiff Changes to nickname, biography, events and place associations
Sources

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/40056790/larry-h-white

Date Contributor Update
13 February 2022 21:20:35 GJ Changes to media associations
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This image of T/Sgt. L.H. White, my mother's oldest brother, is from my personal family collection.

Date Contributor Update
13 February 2022 20:26:51 GJ Changes to middlename, firstname, nickname and events
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I'm the nephew of T/Sgt. L.H. White. I have his U.S. military Deceased Personnel File and other documentation that establishes that L.H. and eight comrades aboard Jerk's Natural (41-23711) died in an attempted landing outside Heilbrunn, Austria, and were buried in the parish cemetery of Heilbrunn. An American Graves Registration Service team exhumed nine sets of remains from the Heilbrunn cemetery on 23 August 1946, and on 9 September 1946 U.S. soldiers removed the remains from Heilbrunn and transported them to France. The remains were temporarily interred as Unknown X-7611 at the U.S. military cemetery at St. Avold, France, pending identification. On 29 September 1949, the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps' Memorial Division approved the finding of the American Graves Registration Command that the remains in St. Avold grave Unknown X-7611 were those of the pilot William F. Stein and eight crew members, including L.H. White. On 13 March 1950, the remains of the nine men were interred in a group grave at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis County, Missouri.

Date Contributor Update
28 February 2021 12:54:19 Al_Skiff Changes to nickname, biography and events
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28608338
https://www.fold3.com/image/619730155
https://www.fold3.com/image/310763191
https://www.fold3.com/image/186420831
https://www.fold3.com/record/89510727/l-h-white-wwii-army-enlistment-rec...
https://www.fold3.com/record/701393769/white-l-h-u-s-wwii-hospital-admis...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/40056790/larry-h-white

Date Contributor Update
28 February 2021 11:42:41 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, events, person associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/310763191
https://www.fold3.com/record/89510727/l-h-white-wwii-army-enlistment-rec...
https://www.fold3.com/record/701393769/white-l-h-u-s-wwii-hospital-admis...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/40056790/larry-h-white

Date Contributor Update
11 October 2019 10:05:39 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography and events
Sources

Ploesti Sortie Reports, 93rd Bomb Group

Date Contributor Update
12 April 2015 21:51:16 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and mission associations
Sources

http://www.findagrave.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:07 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / roster

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