Re: Maj James White - MiA now delared KIA
Posted by Ron Harvey on 8/9/2017, 2:15:53, in reply to "Maj James White - MiA now delared KIA"
Hi Dick, |
Thanks for the above information. I hope you and the family are doing well. I attended the reunion in Tucson in 01 (you were there as well) and the one the following year in Dayton but haven't been to one since. I remember Jim White very well. We became friends at the club and in Oct of 69, I invited him to speak at our supply Commander's Call to tell our guys how important their jobs were to the pilots and the flying mission. He did a great job and the we all really liked hearing him. A month later, he was gone. I have always known that he didn't survive. The flight lead said there was no Mayday from him, nothing on the Guard frequency, no chute seen, nothing on his portable radio on the ground, no aircraft emergency beacon; however, I am still sad that it is finally confirmed that he didn't make it.
Have you heard anything about a funeral/memorial service for him? With his parents and brother and sister dead and his wife Sharon on with her life after him, I don't know who will organize something for him after all this time. I feel sure his academy class will do something, but can't find any reference to it. if you hear anything, please let me know.
I still haven't heard a more accurate weather forecast than the one you gave at Wing Stand Up one day and said it will start raining any moment and within 10 seconds, rain was pounding so hard on the roof that we couldn't hear anything else but the pouring rain.
Ron Harvey, 355th Supply Sq Jul 69-Jul 70