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Name: Harold Albert "Pete" White
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) Harold Albert White
Country: England
Rank: Lieutenant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 23
Victories: 7
Born: 14 February 1896
Place of Birth: Stogumber, Somerset
Died: December 1970
Place of Death: Aylmer, Ontario
 
 
The son of Frederick T. White, a baptist minister, Harold Albert White emigrated to Canada. He was an engineer in Brantford, Ontario. He joined the Royal Flying Corps in 1918 and was posted to 23 Squadron later that year. With this unit he scored 7 victories flying the Sopwith Dolphin.

Listed as an American in some sources.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft   Opponent Location
1 28 Jun 1918 1000 23 Sopwith Dolphin (D3715)   Pfalz D.III (OOC) E of Bray
2 29 Jun 1918 1030 23 Sopwith Dolphin (C3786)   Fokker D.VII (DESF) 1 Hangard
3 24 Aug 1918 1825 23 Sopwith Dolphin (D3706)   Fokker D.VII (OOC) Péronne
4 07 Sep 1918 1845 23 Sopwith Dolphin (D3706)   Fokker D.VII (OOC) 2 Ronnssoy
5 16 Sep 1918 0830 23 Sopwith Dolphin (C8187)   Fokker D.VII (OOC) 3 St. Quentin
6 16 Sep 1918 0833 23 Sopwith Dolphin (C8187)   Fokker D.VII (DESF) St. Quentin
7 20 Sep 1918 1215 23 Sopwith Dolphin (E4513)   Fokker D.VII (DESF) N of St. Quentin

1 Shared with Capt Arthur Fairclough, Lt A P Pehrson, Lt C C A Sherwood, Lt A D Bentley, Lt J Adam, Lt K D MacPherson
2 Shared with Lt E J Taylor
3 Shared with Lt A P Pehrson
 
Books
American Aces of World War 1
by Norman Franks, Harry Dempsey (Illustrator) / Paperback / Osprey Publishing (September 25, 2001)
Over the Front
by Norman L. R. Franks, Frank W. Bailey / Hardcover / Grub Street the Basement (May 1992)
 
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