*** P-51B-1-NA - #43-12264 "Sweet Suzanne" - GQ-D ***

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Point of departure: 10:00am - AAF Station 150, Boxted, Essex, UK - Course 270
Type of mission: Penetration Support - heading Berlin
Weather: 5/10 to 10/10 cirro cumulus tops 29000 ft. visibility excellent, except in clouds

14102028 - O-744813 - 2nd Lt. - Fighter Pilot Horace 'Hal' Bedford White - Memphis, TN - POW - Stalag Luft 1
2nd Lt. Horace Bedford White Jr. born 8 Mar 1923, Texas - died 26 Sep 2000, California - Age 77
Son of Mr. Horace B. White Sr. and Mrs. Ruth M. White, Memphis City, Shelby County, Tennessee
Enlistment: 1 Apr 1942, Memphis, TN, USA - Occupation: Aeronautical Engineer
info: AAD archives and US census 2 April 1930

"...... 11:05 - Engine failure over Emden, Germany - tried to reach England, but crash landed near Blokzijl
Hid in haystack, next day contact with Group Vollenhove [Weijs, Kingma] and heading North towards Leeuwarden
stayed for 14 weeks with the underground in Friesland
later by train via Amsterdam to the province of North-Brabant - stayed with fam. Otten, Erp (24-26 Jun 1944) ......"

- write-up 2nd Lt. Horace B. White - guestbook fam. Otten -

via G. Weijs, Verlaat, Blokzijl to Marten Kingma, Voorpoort A 22 g, Vollenhove
next day he was passed to Jilles Zylstra, Drachten
- info from 'Kingma' helper file - "The National Archives" - received 23 Mar 2011 -

14102028 - O-744813 - 2nd Lt. - Fighter Pilot Horace 'Hal' Bedford White - Memphis, TN - POW - Stalag Luft 1
2nd Lt. Horace Bedford White Jr. born 8 Mar 1923, Texas - died 26 Sep 2000, California - Age 77
Son of Mr. Horace B. White Sr. and Mrs. Ruth M. White, Memphis City, Shelby County, Tennessee
Enlistment: 1 Apr 1942, Memphis, TN, USA - Occupation: Aeronautical Engineer
info: AAD archives and US census 2 April 1930

Captured afterwards by Gestapo in Antwerp, Belgium
Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12 - liberated 1 May 1945 - 1 Jun 1945 back in USA

- info: 'Pyama-house' - pages 93-95 - AAD archives - US Census 2 April 1930 -

SGLO - T3490

P-51B-1-NA - #43-12264 - GQ-D - 3 Mar 1944 - 5 KM NW OF BLOKZIJL - Kavel R-21 - CREW 1

14102028 - O-744813 - 2nd Lt. - Fighter Pilot - Horace 'Hal' Bedford White - Memphis, TN - POW - Stalag Luft 1

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