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    Default Unaccounted airman - 13-7-1942 (Canada)

    Looking for unit and possible cause of death of:
    LAC Alfred E. WHITE - 1272290 - buried Calgary, Alberta.
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    Hi Henk

    White was with 31 EFTS

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    I record him only as "Died", probably from natural causes.

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    31 EFTS is generally recorded as being at De Winton, just north of Calgary, but they apparently had large detachments at Calgary quite often while De Winton was being expanded and upgraded in 1942.

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    Thanks all for prompt reply. The word "died" sufficient as a possibility of a flying accident can be ruled out.
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    Default De Winton

    Gday Chaps

    No. 31 E.F.T.S. was located roughly 13 miles by air south of downtown Calgary. I flew over the old station last month.

    I have checked my data base of over 22,5000 aircraft accidents/incidents in Canada during the Second World War and can say with great certainty that your man did not die as a result of either of the above.

    Cheers...Chris

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    Thanks Chris for confirmation.
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    Henk.

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    Globe and Mail, 1942/07/17

    WHITE Alfred, Leading Aircraftman, died in . Canada from natural
    causes ; T. T. White (father), Hertfordshire, England.

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    Thanks Paul for confirmation cause of death WHITE.
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    Henk.

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