White, Donald Griffith, 1st Lt

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 1056-Pilot, Two-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
Pilot (Officer)
Primary Unit
1942-1943, AAF MOS 1056, 339th Fighter Squadron
Service Years
1942 - 1943
USAAFOfficer Collar Insignia
First Lieutenant

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Home State
Kansas
Kansas
Year of Birth
1919
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Coldwater, KS
Last Address
Guadalcanal

Casualty Date
Feb 23, 1943
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Solomon Islands
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Tablets of the Missing

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, USAAF Recruit Training (Victorville Army Airfield, CA)
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
347th Fighter Group339th Fighter Squadron
  1942-1943, AAF MOS 1051, 347th Fighter Group
  1942-1943, AAF MOS 1056, 339th Fighter Squadron
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1943-1943 World War II/Asian-Pacific Theater/Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-38 Lightning (Forked Tail Devil)  
  1942-1943, P-38 Lightning (Forked Tail Devil)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified
   
Comments/Citation
Donald G. White 1st Lieutenant
U.S.Army Air Forces
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Enlisted in the Army Air Corps Reserve in January, 1942 and a month later entered pre-flight training at Santa Ana Cal. He graduated from Luke Field Phoenix Arizona in September and received his 2nd LT commision . He then volunteered for training in the P-38 and recieved his training on the west coast. On December 15 he flew to Honolulu and from there joined the 339th Fighter Squadron being formed in New Caledonia.On Feb 23 1943 , while on a mission to escort B-24 bombers on a raid over Bougainville, his plane was hit and he was listed as Missing In Action .
   
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