Killed February 22, 1944, when the B-17, the “Paper Dolly,” he was aboard sustained damage from enemy aircraft and crashed four miles northwest of Boesingfeld, Germany. Primary target had been the Focke-Wulf plant at Oschersleben. Bombs were not dropped due to inclement weather. Lieutenant White was the bombardier. He is buried at the American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands.
Submitted by George W. Mankel Jr.

Crew members of Aircraft B-17G with serial number 42-37746
Pilot, 1st Lt Frank R. Kolts
Co-Pilot, 1st Lt Ehud Merkel
Navigator, 1st Lt Charles R. Alexander
Bombardier, 1st Lt Harold H. White
Engineer, T/Sgt Matthew S. Kryjak
Assistant Engineer, S/Sgt Abraham S. Homar
Radio Operator, T/Sgt John P. Guros
Assistant Radio Operator, S/Sgt Omer E. Shaper
Gunner, S/Sgt John V. Hill
Gunner, S/Sgt Roy F. Grandquist

  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Date of birth:
  • 13 October 1919
  • Date of death: 22 February 1944
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 323rd Bomber Squadron, 91st Bomber Group, Heavy
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart, Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, World War II Victory Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Top Panel
  • Sponsored by: George W. Mankel, Jr.

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