Worth B White Jr.

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Name: Worth B White Jr.

First Name(s): Worth B
Last Name: White Jr.

Place of birth: Texas, Bell Cnty, Bartlett

Rank: T/Sgt Crew Chief
ASN: 18218070
Company: 95th T Car Sqdrn
Unit: 440th Troop Carrier Grp 9th USAAF

Reported as: MIA ► KIA
Date of incident: 27-12-1944
Place of incident: Mande-Saint-Étienne

His story: On December 27, 1944, Morton crew took off with Douglas SKYTRAIN C-47A-75-DL, #42-100906 from the airstrip at Châteaudun, France.
Just before going into the Landing Zone (LZ) Capt David Morton’s airplane was hit bij FLAK and started to climb with glider still in tow. There is stated that 2 crewmembers managed to bail out of the airplane because one saw 2 parachutes coming out of the latter plane.
A crewmember believed that T/Sgt White suffered wounds while in the plane and that he went down with the ship.
MACR11317
Operation: REPULSE
Destination: Bastogne, Belgium
Mission: Glider Tow

Unit history of 440th Troop Carrier Group

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