NORMAN W. WHITE, LCDR, USN
Birthdate & Date of Loss
|Date of birth:||June 5, 1917|
|Date of death:||May 4, 1945|
From the 1939 Lucky Bag:
NORMAN WOODROW WHITE
A sailor by heritage, Norm has been at home in the naval school for boys from the day he entered. Taking his academics as they came, he has had ample time for other fields of greater personal interest to himself. A gambler at heart, "Whitey" will take a chance on anything. Although always ready for a last game of "touch," one of cribbage would be still more to his liking. We quote as a further sailorlike characteristic a familiar exclamation of his: "Don't tear that shirt! It's good tor a couple more launderings yet." Being of the tall-dark-and-han'some variety, he likes his women or leaves them, as the mood dictates. Four years of close and harmonious association with him have shown us that his future is secure.
Wrestling 4; Radio Club 1; Movie Gang; Log Staff; 1 Stripe.
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.
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.|
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