Joseph Leonard Maries White
|Joseph Leonard Maries White|
|Born||6 January 1897
Halifax, Nova Scotia
|Died||24 February 1925 (aged 28)
Camp Borden, Ontario
|Service/branch||Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force|
|Unit||No. 65 Squadron RAF|
|Awards||Medal for Military Valour, Croix de Guerre, Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)|
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Distinguished Flying Cross
"Lt. Joseph Leonard Maries White (late Canadian Machine Gun Corps). This officer is distinguished for his bravery and dash in action, never hesitating to attack, regardless of the enemy's numerical superiority. He has destroyed three enemy aircraft and driven down two out of control. In addition he has carried out most valuable reconnaissance service at low altitudes."
Distinguished Flying Cross - Bar
"Lt. (T./Capt.) Joseph Leonard Maries White, D.F.C. (Can. M.G.C.). In company with another pilot this officer recently attacked a hostile formation of fourteen scouts. One of these he shot down in flames, and a second out of control. Captain White not only displays courage and skill of a high order in attacking machines in the air and troops on the ground, but he has rendered excellent service on reconnaissance duty, obtaining most valuable information."
"WWI Aces of Canada". www.theaerodrome.com. Retrieved 2008-06-14.
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