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Robert M White


Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Boehnfeld on 23 Feb 45 in P-51 'Dutchess of Manhattan' #42103795

After WWII he was a test pilot of X-15 rocket plane to earn astronaut wings in the early 1960s.


Units served with

  • 355th Fighter Group

    355th Fighter Group

    Where the 353rd Fighter Group had pioneered ground strafing techniques, it was the 355th Fighter Group who destroyed more enemy aircraft by ground strafing than any other Eighth Air Force Group. Based at Steeple Morden from July 1943 to July 1945, the...

  • 354th Fighter Squadron


  • 42-103795 'JANE','Papoose' 'Dutchess of Manhattan'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Neuberg A/D on 2nd strafing pass hit by flak crashed into wood near Boenfeld pilot 1st Lt Robert M White Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 12398.


Event Location Date
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 23 February 1945
Died 17 March 2010
Prisoner of War (POW)


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:23:55 AAM AAM ingest

1996 355TH FG Assoc. Directory MACR 12398 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 12398 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list