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Edward Higgins White, II
Birth: Nov. 14, 1930
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
Death: Jan. 27, 1967
Cape Canaveral
Brevard County
Florida, USA

Astronaut. Born in San Antonio, Texas, he was a Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, whom received flight training in Florida and Texas, following his graduation from West Point. He then spent 3-1/2 years in Germany with a fighter squadron, flying F-86's and F-100's. He was a Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, California, in 1959 and was named as a member of the NASA Astronaut team in September 1962. He was pilot for Gemini 4, which was a 66-revolution, 4-day mission June 3 to 7, 1965 and made America's first spacewalk during the mission. He was killed when the Apollo 1 command module had a flash fire on the launch pad. Named as one of the pilots of the AS-204 mission, the first 3-man Apollo flight, he was killed with Astronauts Virgil I. Grissom and Roger B. Chaffee in the Apollo spacecraft flash fire during a launch pad test at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. He was posthumously awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor and Edward H. White II Park in Fullerton, California is named for him. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Edward Higgins White (1901 - 1978)
  Mary Rosina Haller White (1900 - 1983)
 
 Spouse:
  Patricia Eileen Finegan White Davis (____ - 1983)*
 
 Sibling:
  Edward Higgins White (1930 - 1967)
  James Blair White (1942 - 1969)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
United States Military Academy Post Cemetery
West Point
Orange County
New York, USA
Plot: Section 18, Row G, Grave 80
GPS (lat/lon): 41.39955, -73.96618
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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