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November 19, 1921 to September 03, 1946
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from family albums
C. White family
- mid 1920s. George is on the railing next to his twin sister Kathleen.
His other siblings: Gladys, Richard, Edward (Jr.), and Robert. His
mother: Gladys Merritt White. Taken in California.
Above: George, his father Edward and his brother Edward, Jr.
in 1943 on Long Island, New York
Above: Chelsea, MA, where his father was stationed in the
|Taken in California.
||Dressed as George Washington. 10
years old. Taken in Hawaii.
||Late 1945, New York, holding one of
George enlisted in the Naval Reserve in early 1942, but was allowed
to graduate from Harvard. He was then sent to Midshipman's School and
became an Ensign on February 17, 1943. Following that he
went to bomb disposal school. His primary duty throughout the war was
as a Bomb Disposal Officer. He also received training in Amphibious
Operations while on the USS Monrovia. During his tour on the USS
Louisville he was sent to Damage
Control and Gunnery School.
While stationed on the USS Louisville, George received a letter
from the Commander of the Seventh Fleet, "For
distinguishing himself by excellent service as Repair Party Officer on
board a cruiser during operations against the enemy in the Southwest
Pacific Area. When his ship was struck by enemy planes, Lieutenant (jg)
White displayed outstanding devotion to duty, initiative, and
leadership in combating the resultant fires. His efforts contributed
materially to the continual fighting efficiency of his ship. For his
conduct throughout he is commended and authorized to wear the
A summery of his service in the US Naval
Reserves, including metals received, can be viewed on these
two pages: Page One; Page
Monrovia (APA-31 - originally AP-64)
April 1943 to April 1944
View the Wikipedia
page and NavSource Online (lots of pictures)
August 1944 to February 1946
View the Wikipedia page, and the Naval Historical Center page.
Scans of his complete Navy records
George's separation papers had been signed, he would not be
considered terminated from the Naval Reserve until September 11, 1946.
He died from polio on September 3rd.
Obituary from the Washington Post, September 05, 1946
Arlington Cemetery Map showing how to get to his plot.
larger map, click here.
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