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William Joseph White

Military

Joined RAFVR, assigned to 133S member of B flight.
'En Route to Eglinton, while letting down in bad weather to refuel on the Isle of Man, a portion of "B" Flight hit a mountain and all were killed**.' Killed In Action KIA. 8-10-41.

** Andy Mamedoff, William White, Roy N Stout[Z3253], and Hugh McCall[Z3677].

Service

People

  • Andrew Mamedoff

    Military | Flight Lieutenant | Pilot
    Mamedoff was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1911. He grew up in Thompson, Connecticut, and attended Bryant College in the early 1930s. He had learned to fly in the USA and even had his own plane with which he performed at airshows. He and Eugene Tobin had...

  • Hugh McCall

    Military | Pilot Officer | Pilot
    Joined RAFVR, assigned to 133S member of B flight. ...

  • Roy Stout

    Military | Pilot Officer | Pilot
    Joined RAFVR, assigned to 133S member of B flight. ...

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Units served with

  • No 133 'Eagle' Squadron

    No 133 'Eagle' Squadron

    Squadron
    'On 1 August 1941, No. 133 reformed at Coltishall as the third 'Eagle' Squadron manned by American personnel. Equipped with Hurricanes it became operational at the end of September. The next month the Squadron moved to Northern Ireland, returning to...

Aircraft

  • Z3457

    Hurricane
    Crashed Isle of Man. 'En Route to Eglinton, while letting down in bad weather to refuel on the Isle of Man, a portion of "B" Flight hit a mountain and all four were killed.' 8-10-41. Piloted by P/O William White.

Associated Place

  • Biggin Hill

    Military site : airfield
    An RAF Station with US lodger units. USAAF Spitfires and P-38s were attached to RAF No 11 Group stations in mid-1942 for training; also used for special operations by British and US forces.

  • Eagle Squadrons Memorial

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Topeka, KS, USA 1920

Son of J B and Feliceine White, of Topeka, Kansas, USA.

Joined RAFVR Canada 1940

Joined Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

Assigned Biggin Hill, London SE19 3HY, UK 1941 – 8 October 1941

Assigned to 133 [Eagle] Sqn RAF. B Flight.

Died Isle of Man 8 October 1941

'En Route to Eglinton, while letting down in bad weather to refuel on the Isle of Man, a portion of "B" Flight hit a mountain and all were killed**.' Killed In Action KIA. 8-10-41.

Buried 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 November 2015 13:24:51 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

EAGLES of the RAF - The World War II Eagle Squadrons by Phillip D Caine.
http://www.uswarmemorials.org/html/people_details.php?PeopleID=3663

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