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Name: James Butler White
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) James White
Country: Canada
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Naval Air Service
Royal Air Force
Units: 8N (RNAS)
208 (RAF)
Victories: 12
Born: 07 July 1893
Place of Birth: Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
Died: 02 January 1972
Place of Death: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 
 
The son of James and Katherine (Lyon) White, James Butler White attended Highfield College in Hamilton, Ontario. Before he enlisted, White worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway in western Canada and with the Standard Bank in Vancouver, British Columbia. In 1918, he scored eight victories flying the Sopwith Camel with 8 Naval Squadron (later 208 Squadron). White was transferred to the unemployed list on 3 July 1919. When he returned to Canada after the war, he became a stockbroker and founded J. B. White & Company in Toronto, Ontario in 1924. From 1945 to 1947 he was the president of the Toronto Stock Exchange.
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lieut. (A./Capt.) James Butler White. (FRANCE)
   A fine fighting pilot who has accounted for eight enemy aeroplanes. He has led numerous offensive and low bombing raids, and by his able and daring leadership has achieved great success with a minimum of casualties to his patrol.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 24 Jan 1918 1140 8N Sopwith Camel (B6321) Albatros D.V (DES) Fresnes-Vitry
2 03 Feb 1918 1230 8N Sopwith Camel (B6321) Albatros D.V (OOC) Vitry
3 08 May 1918 1115 208 Sopwith Camel (D1867) Albatros D.V (OOC) Provin
4 28 Jul 1918 0950 208 Sopwith Camel (E1417) Rumpler C (OOC) S of Estaires
5 29 Jul 1918 2040 208 Sopwith Camel (E1417) C (OOC) S of Estaires
6 31 Jul 1918 1140 208 Sopwith Camel  (E1417) Pfalz D.III (DES) S of Pont a Vendin
7 14 Aug 1918 0600 208 Sopwith Camel (D8168) DFW C (OOC) E of Oppy
8 06 Sep 1918 1830 208 Sopwith Camel (D8168) Fokker D.VII (DESF) Arras-Cambrai Road
9 26 Sep 1918 1220 208 Sopwith Camel (E7165) Pfalz D.XII (DES) S of Gouy
10 29 Sep 1918 1230 208 Sopwith Camel Fokker D.VII (DES) N of Lesdains
11 03 Oct 1918 1810 208 Sopwith Camel (E7165) Fokker D.VII (DES) Brancourt
12 03 Oct 1918 1815 208 Sopwith Camel (E7165) Fokker D.VII (DESF) Premont

1 Shared with Lt Malcolm Howell, Lt G A Wightman
2 Shared with Lt Allison, Lt Edward Johnstone, Lt Rupert Gifford
 
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