Harold Albert White

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Harold Albert White
Nickname(s) Pete
Born 14 February 1896
Stogumber, Somerset, England
Died December 1970
Aylmer, Ontario, Canada
Allegiance England
Service/branch Aviation
Rank Lieutenant
Unit No. 23 Squadron RAF
Awards Distinguished Flying Cross

Lieutenant Harold Albert White was a World War I flying ace credited with seven aerial victories while flying the Sopwith Dolphin.[1]

White was the son of Baptist minister Frederick T. White. The younger White emigrated to Brantford, Ontario, Canada, where he worked as an engineer. He joined 23 Squadron in 1918.[2] He flew as James William Pearson's wingman in a Sopwith Dolphin.[3] He scored his first victory on 28 June 1918; the following day, he split a victory with Arthur Bradfield Fairclough and several other pilots. By the time he wrapped up his tally on 20 September, he had sent three Fokker D.VII fighters on fire and sent four other enemy fighters down out of control.[4]

Sources of information[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/england/white1.php Retrieved on 11 April 2010.
  2. ^ http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/england/white1.php Retrieved on 11 April 2010.
  3. ^ (Note: Some sources insist White was an American.) American Aces of World War 1. p. 41. 
  4. ^ http://www.theaerodrome.com/aces/england/white1.php Retrieved on 11 April 2010.

References[edit]

American Aces of World War 1 Harry Dempsey. Osprey Publishing, 2001. ISBN 1-84176-375-6, ISBN 978-1-84176-375-0.