White, James Milton, GM1c

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Last Rank
Gunner's Mate 1st Class
Last Primary NEC
GM-0000-Gunner's Mate
Last Rating/NEC Group
Gunner's Mate
Primary Unit
1943-1944, GM-0000, USS Tang (SS-306)
Service Years
1934 - 1944
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
GM-Gunner's Mate
Two Hash Marks

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Oct 25, 1944
Hostile, Died while Missing
Lost At Sea-Unrecovered
Not Specified
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Gun Captain (pre-1969)

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Order of the Golden Dragon

 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United StatesSubmarine Veterans of WW IIMilitary Order of the World Wars (MOWW)
  1941, Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States
  1944, Submarine Veterans of WW II
  1945, Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW)

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 Ribbon Bar
Submarine Enlisted Badge
Submarine Combat Patrol Badge - 5 Patrols

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1934, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Advancement Schools and CoursesSSC (Cadre/Staff) Great Lakes, ILLSubmarine Training Facility (Staff) San Diego, CAUS Navy
USS Tang (SS-306)
  1934-1934, GM-0000, (GM) Gunners Mate A School
  1934-1934, GM-0000, SSC (Cadre/Staff) Great Lakes, ILL
  1935-1935, GM-0000, Submarine Training Facility (Staff) San Diego, CA
  1935-1943, GM-0000, Submarines
  1943-1944, GM-0000, USS Tang (SS-306)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Submarine War Patrols
  1944-1944 Submarine War Patrols
  1944-1944 Submarine War Patrols
  1944-1944 Submarine War Patrols
  1944-1944 World War II
  1944-1944 Submarine War Patrols
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified

White Hall was named in memory of Gunner's Mate First Class
James White who was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for
meritorious service as gun captain in TANG (SS-306) during a
war patrol in enemy waters. Petty Officer White steadfastly manned
his battle station throughout numerous attacks against enemy shipping,
contributing to TANG's success in avoiding intense enemy
countermeasures and in completing an extremely hazardous mission.
Petty Officer White was subsequently lost in action during TANG's
fifth war patrol in the Formosa Strait.


Silver StarBronze StarPurple Heart

Rank/Rate Gunner's Mate, First Class
Service Number 03466564
Birth Date August 16, 1915
From Springhill, Louisiana
Decorations Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart
Submarine USS Tang (SS-306)
Loss Date October 25, 1944
Location Formosa Strait near Turnabout Island
Circumstances Sunk by circular run of own torpedo

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