White, William Gardner, LTJG

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1943-1944, VT-51
Service Years
1942 - 1944
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lieutenant Junior Grade

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
St Paul, MN
Last Address
White Bear Lake, MN

Casualty Date
Sep 02, 1945
Hostile-Body Not Recovered
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Pacific Ocean
World War II
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 2 (cenotaph)

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Last Known Activity

LTJG White was serving as the rear seat gunner aboard a TBM-1C Avenger piloted by LT George Bush on September 2, 1944. The plane experienced problems when hit by anti-aircraft fire and LT Bush ordered the crew (LTJG White and ARM2 J L Deleaney) to abandon the aircraft. Only two of the men got out of the plane - LT Bush and one other - and it is unknown which other crew member that was. That man's parachute failed to open and the other man went down with the plane. LTJG White's remains were never recovered and he was later declared dead.

Service number: 210562

The information contained in this profile was compiled from various internet sources.
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 Duty Stations
VT-51USS San Jacinto (CVL-30)
  1943-1944, VT-51
  1943-1944, USS San Jacinto (CVL-30)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Saipan
  1944-1944 Mariana and Palau Islands Campaign (1944)/Battle of Guam
  1944-1944 Western Caroline Islands Operation/Battle for Ulithi Atoll
 Colleges Attended 
Yale University
  1938-1942, Yale University
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Oct 16, 1940, WWII draft card
  Jun 15, 1942, Commissioned as Ensign
  Jan 01, 1944, Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade
  Sep 15, 1944, Missing in Action1
  Sep 01, 2018, General Photos
 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenThe National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial WW II Memorial National Registry
  1945, World War II Fallen
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2018, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2018, WW II Memorial National Registry
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