Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until October 24, 1946, 1 year and 1 day after he went missing as was the custom.
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Fred served as a Staff Sergeant, 72nd Squadron, 52nd Air Service Group, U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. It is unsure if he was a passenger or part of the crew of C-47 #44-76232
He resided in Fannin County, Texas prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on February 13, 1942 in Sherman, Texas. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Actor and also as Single, without dependents.
C-47 #44-76232 was on a flight from Myitkyina South Airdome, Burma, for Chabua, India carrying passengers and cargo.
Fred died in the "Line Of Duty", during post war operations, when the C-47 he was on crashed for an unknown reason that was believed to be weather related in Burma after World War II was over.
Service # 18068841
Airmen who perished on C-47 #44-76232:
Allaire, Edward B ~ S/Sgt, Passenger, NY
Feuchtenberger, John A ~ 1st Lt, Passenger, WV
Gibb, Verne L ~ 2nd Lt, Pilot, KS
Smith, Robert C ~ S/Sgt, KS
Valien, Joseph A ~ T/Sgt, NM
White, Fred M, Jr ~ S/Sgt, TX
Bio, Crew & Passenger report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett
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