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1LT Douglas Hayden White
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Birth: Aug. 7, 1921
Death: Oct. 14, 1943
Bavaria (Bayern), Germany

1LT Douglas Hayden White, was a B-17 pilot assigned to the 367th Bombardment Squadron, 306th Bombardment Group at Thurleigh. He was shot down and killed October 14, 1943, on the 2nd Schweinfurt raid, his 24th mission. His plane was #42-37720 which, according to news clippings at the time, was named the "Jackie Ellen". It was one of the first planes to go down on the mission. All were lost except the radio operator, TSgt Joseph C. Bocelli.

The other crewmembers were: 1Lt Emil O. Rasmussen, Jr. (Co-pilot) 1Lt Carl A. Alexander (Navigator) TSgt Gus Riecke (Top turret) SSgt Charles A. Adams (Right Waist) SSgt William R. Earnest (Left Waist) SSgt Francis W. Pulliam (Ball Turret) SSgt Walter D. Sherrill (Tail Gunner) SSgt George Toney, Jr. (Bombardier).

1LT White's remains were repatriated to the United States and interred on November 27, 1950.

Sources: Records of Fort McPherson National Cemetery, Maxwell, Lincoln County, Nebraska.

B-17 "Jackie Ellen" #42-37720. 367th BS, 306th BG. Members of the White Crew:

1LT Douglas Hayden White Pilot.
1LT Emil O. Rasmussen, Jr., Co-Pilot.
1LT Carl A. Alexander Navigator.
SSgt George Toney, Jr., Bombardier.
TSgt. Joseph C. Bocelli, Radio Operator, POW.
TSgt Gus Riecke Top Turret Gunner.
SSgt Charles A. Adams Right Waist Gunner.
SSgt William R. Earnest Left Waist Gunner.
SSgt Francis W. Pulliam Ball Turret Gunner.
SSgt Walter D. Sherrill Tail Gunner. 
 
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 Parents:
  Isaac White (1890 - 1951)
  Mary Sue Price (1904 - 1981)
 
 Siblings:
  Douglas Hayden White (1921 - 1943)
  Lee O White (1927 - 1968)*
  Linda Kate White Price (1939 - 2016)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
1LT, US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II
 
Burial:
Fort McPherson National Cemetery
Maxwell
Lincoln County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: F, 0, 1226E
 
Maintained by: Adriana
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Feb 26, 2000
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