William Dale White, World War II CasualtyPorter County Data on World War II Casualties . . . .

William Dale White
Date of Death: November 13, 1944
Cause of Death: Airplane Crash (Italy)
Date of Enlistment: 1941
Hometown: Porter

Newspaper Notices:

Plane Pilot Dies; 2 Men Are Wounded

Lieut. William Dale White, 21-year-old Mustang fighter pilot from Porter, was killed Nov. 13 in a plane crash near his base in Italy, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George White, were informed.

At the same time news dispatches disclosed that two Porter county men have been wounded on the European battlefront.

The wounded men are Pfc. James Wilson, of Portage township, and Pfc. Arnold G. Claussen, of Hebron, RFD 1.

Wilson was hit during action in Italy. It marked the second time he was wounded. He has a brother, Andrew, serving as a paratrooper in Italy.

Claussen was wounded while fighting in France. He is the son of Mrs. Dora Claussen of Hebron RFD 1.

Lieut. White, who had two Nazi planes to his credit, was forced down over enemy territory in June, returning from a mission over Jugoslavia, but turned up safely at his base after being listed as missing in action.

He was a graduate of Chesterton high school and entered the army forces in 1941, receiving his commission in 1942 anf going overseas the first of this year.
Source: The Vidette-Messenger, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; December 7, 1944; Volume 18, Page 1, Columns 1

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Information abstracted and transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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