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Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Branch:
Army 1
Birth:
05 Jun 1919 2
1919 1
Clay Township, IN 2
Indiana 1
Death:
01 Nov 1944 2
Cambrai-Niergnies/France 2
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Person:
Robert L White 1
Level of Education: 4 years of high school 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
Birth:
05 Jun 1919 2
1919 1
Clay Township, IN 2
Indiana 1
Male 2
Death:
01 Nov 1944 2
Cambrai-Niergnies/France 2
Residence:
Place: Clay, Cass, Indiana 2
Place: Cass County, Indiana 1
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Birth:
Father: Fred H. WHITE 2
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army 1
Enlistment Date:
10 Nov 1940 1
Army Branch:
Air Corps 1
Army Component:
Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men) 1
Army Serial Number:
15060540 1
Enlistment Place:
Ft Benjamin Harrison Indiana 1
Enlistment Term:
Enlistment for the Panama Canal Department 1
Source of Army Personnel:
Civil Life 1
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Race or Ethnicity:
White 1
Source Information:
Box Number: 0178 1
Film Reel Number: 2.35 1

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Death

Europe

Died in a plane crash (fatal landing accident) : Douglas C-53D-DO Skytrooper 42-68822 in Cambrai-Niergnies (France).

Buried in Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery, 4852 Hombourg (Belgium)

Places where he was during WWII

He was inducted Nov 10, 1940 at Fort Benjamin Harrison, being sent then to Maxwell Field, Ala;

Selma, Ala; Fort Moltery, S.C.; Albrook Field, Panama Canal Zone; Galapagos Islands; Patterson Field, Dayton, O.; Mc Clellan Field, Calif., and New York. In Oct 1943, he was transferred to England, his last known location.

In civilian life he was well known as a participant in motorcycle races at Marion and other parts of the state.

The last letter received from him by local relatives was dated Oct.14 and at that time he was still in England (source : Pharaos Tribune, Logansport, IN)

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