NORMAN W. WHITE, LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Norman White '39

Date of birth: June 5, 1917

Date of death: May 4, 1945

Age: 27

Lucky Bag

From the 1939 Lucky Bag:

Loss

From Find A Grave:

Killed in the crash of a Navy PBY Catalina "Flying Boat" that struck a fog shrouded hillside close to the Golden Gate bridge, near Sausalito, California. Eight other crewmembers also perished.

The accident report is available here. (Because the loss was on an operational patrol, he is listed here under the WWII category.)

Norman was executive officer of Patrol Bombing Squadron (VPB) 84.


Class of 1939

Norman is one of 75 members of the Class of 1939 in Memorial Hall.