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Name: Joseph Leonard Maries "John" White
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) and bar
Croix de Guerre with bronze star
bronze medals for military valor
Joseph White
Country: Canada
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 65
Victories: 22
Born: 06 January 1897
Place of Birth: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Died: 24 February 1925 Killed In Flying Accident
Place of Death: Camp Borden, Ontario, Canada
 
 
The son of W. J. White of the provincial police, Joseph Leonard Maries White served with the Canadian Machine Gun Corps and was wounded in the right thigh on 17 April 1917. He was seconded to the Royal Flying Corps on 22 September 1917. Posted to 65 Squadron in April 1918, he scored 22 victories flying the Sopwith Camel. White joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1924 and was fatally injured in a crash at Camp Borden in 1925. He was 28.
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Lt. Joseph Leonard Maries White (late Canadian Machine Gun Corps).
   This officer is distinguished for his bravery and dash in action, never hesitating to attack, regardless of the enemy's numerical superiority. He has destroyed three enemy aircraft and driven down two out of control. In addition he has carried out most valuable reconnaissance service at low altitudes.
 
 
 
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) Bar
Lt. (T./Capt.) Joseph Leonard Maries White, D.F.C. (Can. M.G.C.).
   In company with another pilot this officer recently attacked a hostile formation of fourteen scouts. One of these he shot down in flames, and a second out of control. Captain White not only displays courage and skill of a high order in attacking machines in the air and troops on the ground, but he has rendered excellent service on reconnaissance duty, obtaining most valuable information.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 09 May 1918 1930 65 Sopwith Camel (D6562) Albatros D.V (OOC) Lamotte
2 18 May 1918 1020 65 Sopwith Camel (C8264) Albatros D.V (DES) Bray-Albert
3 19 May 1918 0700 65 Sopwith Camel (D6562) C (DES) 2 mi SE of Villers Brettoneaux
4 25 May 1918 1940 65 Sopwith Camel (C8275) Albatros D.V (DES) 1 mi SE of Albert
5 28 May 1918 0930 65 Sopwith Camel (C8272) Albatros D.V (OOC) N of Lamotte
6 02 Jun 1918 1900 65 Sopwith Camel (C8272) Albatros D.V (OOC) Mézières
7 09 Jun 1918 0800 65 Sopwith Camel (D8119) C (DES) E of Morlancourt
8 02 Jul 1918 2025 65 Sopwith Camel (D8204) Pfalz D.III (OOC) Proyart
9 03 Jul 1918 2025 65 Sopwith Camel (D8204) Pfalz D.III (OOC) Beaucourt
10 08 Aug 1918 1225 65 Sopwith Camel Fokker D.VII (CAP) 1 Proyart
11 08 Aug 1918 1225 65 Sopwith Camel Fokker D.VII (CAP) 1 Proyart
12 09 Aug 1918 1735 65 Sopwith Camel (D8193) Fokker D.VII (DESF) S of Foucaucourt
13 09 Aug 1918 1735 65 Sopwith Camel (D8193) Fokker D.VII (OOC) S of Foucaucourt
14 03 Sep 1918 1055 65 Sopwith Camel (D8193) Fokker D.VII (OOC) Engel
15 03 Sep 1918 1100 65 Sopwith Camel (D8193) Fokker D.VII (OOC) Engel
16 14 Oct 1918 0755 65 Sopwith Camel (D8193) Fokker D.VII (DESF) Courtrai
17 14 Oct 1918 0755 65 Sopwith Camel (D8193) Fokker D.VII (DES) Courtrai
18 26 Oct 1918 1335 65 Sopwith Camel (H7007) Fokker D.VII (DES) Helderghem
19 04 Nov 1918 0850 65 Sopwith Camel (H7007) Fokker D.VII (DES) SE of Ghent
20 04 Nov 1918 0850 65 Sopwith Camel (H7007) Fokker D.VII (DESF) SE of Ghent
21 04 Nov 1918 0850 65 Sopwith Camel (H7007) Fokker D.VII (DESF) SE of Ghent
22 04 Nov 1918 0850 65 Sopwith Camel (H7007) Fokker D.VII (OOC) SE of Ghent

1 Shared with Capt Eric Brookes, Lt Gordon Tod, Lt F Edsted, Lt C Tolley, Lt D Oxley
 
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