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Name: Albert Stanford White Rank: Flight Lieutenant Service No: J/23795 Service: Royal Canadian Air Force Date of Birth: September 6, 1920 Place of Birth: Windsor, Ontario Date of Enlistment: April 19, 1941 Place of Enlistment: Windsor, Ontario Age at Enlistment: 20 Height: 5 feet, 9 ½ inches Complexion: Medium Eyes: Hazel Hair: Brown Trade: Crome Plater (Motor Products Corp.) Marital Status: Single (at enlistment) Religion: Next of Kin: Clara Lillian White (Mother) Windsor, Ontario (at enlistment) Anne Dora (Martin) White (Wife) Yarmouth, NS Date of Death: December 6, 1944 Age at Death: 24 Memorial: Ottawa Memorial Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross Commemorated on Page 476 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on October 11 Listed on the Ottawa Memorial (Panel 3. Column 3) Not listed on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War Memorial Flight Lieutenant Albert White was the son of William E. White and Clara Lillian White. He was the husband of Anne Dora (Martin) White, of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. They were married at Yarmouth on November 12, 1942. Flight Lieutenant White was stationed at RCAF Station, Pennfield Ridge at the time of his death. Prior to being stationed at Pennfield Ridge, he had been stationed at No.113 (BR) Squadron, Yarmouth (February 18, 1942 - May 15, 1943). After this period F/L White was stationed with No.113 (BR) Squadron to Sydney, Nova Scotia and Torbay, Newfoundland before being posted to Pennfield Ridge as an instructor. He was killed December 6, 1944 when his plane exploded over the Bay of Fundy. At the time of the accident the weather had closed in at Pennfield Ridge and he was diverted to Moncton, New Brunswick. However, F/L White, being familiar with Yarmouth, requested permission to land there which was granted. His aircraft exploded over the Bay of Fundy before he made it to Yarmouth. The cause of the accident is unknown. Sources and Information: Veterans Affairs Canada
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