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    Default F/O A A WHITE 144471 RAFVR 201 Squadron 1943-1944

    Identification of this officer is posing a bit difficult.

    He is listed in the 201 Squadron appendices from January 1944 with the service number as shown.

    Searches of the squadron ORB show he was posted in from 7 P.R.C. wef 07/09/1943 as a Pilot Officer.
    The ORB for October 1943 shows him promoted from P/O to F/O wef 03/05/1943.
    It is not clear what his trade was but most likely either a Pilot or a Navigator

    There is no trace of him in the AFL 1943-1945
    A search of the gazette only produces one entry from 1956

    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...upplement/4281

    which refers to him as a F/Lt relinquishing his commission but retaining his rank. There are no other entries.

    If anyone could assist with his first names I'd be very much obliged

    Chris
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    Default Re: F/O A A WHITE 144471 RAFVR 201 Squadron 1943-1944

    The only reason I can think of as to why this man did not appear in either the London Gazette or Air Force List during the war is because he came from an occupied territory, possibly for instance the Channel Islands.

    Air 78 and Forces War Records shows the following airmen as possible candidates

    Albert Arthur White 1208515
    Alfred Albert James White 1451400
    Arthur Albert White 1406555
    Arthur Alonza White 627066
    Arthur Aloysius White 1338560

    Any others either enlisted too late or can be ruled out as they too were commissioned.
    Unfortunately this does take me too much further unless anyone else can assist.

    Thanks

    Chris

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    Default Re: F/O A A WHITE 144471 RAFVR 201 Squadron 1943-1944

    Hello,

    Checked my copy of, "On The Step A History of No.201 Squadron". This is all you get:

    Appendix X - Crew Lists.

    1943
    Flying Officers.
    A.A. White. (p.165)

    1944
    January.
    'T'
    Flt Lt I.B. Walters*, Fg Off S.C. Roberts, Fg Off A.A. White, Sgt R.H. Hughes (DFM), Sgt R. Pugh, Plt Off I.C. Riddle, Sgt W. Rudge, Sgt C. Henry, Sgt J. Perran. (p.166).

    * 46168 Flt Lt Ivan Francis Bryant WALTERS DFC, sank U-1222 on 11 July, 1944 (Sunderland III, ML881/'P').Neither White (nor any of the others mentioned above) are in the crew matrix of ML881, on 11 July, 1944. Walters was supervising a new and inexperienced crew before they began operating on their own (Search, Find & Kill/Franks/Grub Street,1995/pp.169-70).

    See:
    On The Step A History of No.201 Squadron.
    Nash,Jeremy (Written & Edited by)
    N.P.:Writer,1989.
    pp.60, 165 & 166.

    Col.
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    Default Re: F/O A A WHITE 144471 RAFVR 201 Squadron 1943-1944

    Based on Number I would expect him to be in 4th June 1943 London Gazette along with 144469, 144470, 144472 etc

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    Default Re: F/O A A WHITE 144471 RAFVR 201 Squadron 1943-1944

    And commissioned around early Oct 1942

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    Default Re: F/O A A WHITE 144471 RAFVR 201 Squadron 1943-1944

    Arthur Alonza White 627066

    Name
    Arthur Alonza White
    Birth
    14/09/1912 (14 Sep 1912) Sheffield
    Death
    09/02/1983 (9 Feb 1983)


    Arthur Aloysius White 1338560


    Name
    Arthur Aloysius White
    Birth
    29/04/1910 (29 Apr 1910)
    Death
    01/1987 (Jan 1987) Wolverhampton West Midlands England

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    Default Re: F/O A A WHITE 144471 RAFVR 201 Squadron 1943-1944

    "On The Step A History of No.201 Squadron".

    available here for download!

    https://www.201squadronassociation.c...chable-OCR.pdf

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