LOWELL F WHITE
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HONORED ON PANEL 4E, LINE 57 OF THE WALL

LOWELL FRANKLIN WHITE

WALL NAME

LOWELL F WHITE

PANEL / LINE

4E/57

DATE OF BIRTH

06/02/1941

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PLEIKU

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/07/1966

HOME OF RECORD

EAST ORANGE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Essex County

STATE

NJ

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

RANK

A2C

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR LOWELL FRANKLIN WHITE
POSTED ON 2.20.2017
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Final Mission of A2C Lowell F. White

Final Mission of A2C Lowell F. White
On January 6, 1966, a USAF Lockheed C-130B Hercules transport plane (#61-0972) from the 774th Troop Carrier Squadron, 463rd Troop Carrier Wing, 13th Air Force, was destroyed when it crashed while on approach to Pleiku Air Base. All five crew members were killed. The airplane was operating on a dawn resupply mission from Tan Son Nhut Air Base carrying 30,000 pounds of bomb detonators. The crew were flying a straight-in approach when it was hit by ground fire at an altitude of approximately 1200 feet some 3 to 4 miles from the airport in a supposedly secure area. The blast marked the second time in three days that aircraft loaded with ammunition had blown up in the air in the same general area. The lost crew members included pilots CAPT Richard J. Callanan and 1LT Jon A. Greenley, navigator CAPT Lee C. Dixon, flight mechanic SSGT James R. Lute, and loadmaster A2C Lowell F. White. No identifiable remains of Callanan or Greenley were recovered. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, aviation-safety.net, and “AF C-130 Explodes, 5 Killed.” Pacific Stars& Stripes, January 9, 1966]
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POSTED ON 11.20.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear A2C Lowell Franklin White, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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POSTED ON 11.1.2013

If I should die...remembrances for A2C (CPL) Lowell Franklin WHITE, USAF...East Orange's bravest!!!!

If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I, perchance, may therein comfort you.
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POSTED ON 8.31.2009
POSTED BY: Bob Hensel

Happy Birthday

Lowel, just thinking of you today on your birthday. I'm sure you are having one hell of a party, silently, with the rest of the FALLEN hero's.
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POSTED ON 3.20.2009
POSTED BY: Bob Hensel

I PROMISE 100%

I've adopted your profile on airforce.togetherweserved.com. I promise to do as good a job with your profile as if you were her to do it yourself.
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