William Arthur White

24 Dec 1933 - 6 Aug 1970

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William Arthur White

24 Dec 1933 - 6 Aug 1970
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The burial record of William Arthur White. Cemetery: Long Island National Cemetery, Location: Farmingdale, Suffolk, New York, United States. Birth: 24 Dec 1933, Death: 6 Aug 1970.
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William Arthur White

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Long Island National Cemetery

2000 Wellwood Ave
Farmingdale, Suffolk, New York
United States

Notes

Department of Veterans Affairs
Cemetery: LONG ISLAND NATIONAL CEMETERY
Plot: SECTION 2S SITE 3667
Website: http://www.cem.va.gov/CEM/cems/nchp/longisland.asp
Address: 2040 WELLWOOD AVENUE FARMINGDALE, NY 11735-1211
Phone: (631) 454-4949
VA ID: 286207

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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Military Service

US AIR FORCE
KOREAN WAR

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A 1/C - US AIR FORCE - KOREA

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US AIR FORCE

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KOREAN WAR

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SECTION 2S SITE 3667

Life timeline of William Arthur White

1933
William Arthur White was born on 24 Dec 1933
William Arthur White was 12 years old when World War II: Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bomb, Fat Man, is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar. Thirty-five thousand people are killed outright, including 23,200-28,200 Japanese war workers, 2,000 Korean forced workers, and 150 Japanese soldiers. Nagasaki is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan. The city's name, 長崎, means "long cape" in Japanese. Nagasaki became a centre of colonial Portuguese and Dutch influence in the 16th through 19th centuries, and the Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region have been recognized and included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Part of Nagasaki was home to a major Imperial Japanese Navy base during the First Sino-Japanese War and Russo-Japanese War.
William Arthur White was 24 years old when Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program. The technological superiority required for such dominance was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.
William Arthur White was 36 years old when During the Apollo 11 mission, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon. Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the Moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC. Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface six hours after landing on July 21 at 02:56:15 UTC; Aldrin joined him about 20 minutes later. They spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the spacecraft, and collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material to bring back to Earth. Michael Collins piloted the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while they were on the Moon's surface. Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21.5 hours on the lunar surface before rejoining Columbia in lunar orbit.
William Arthur White died on 6 Aug 1970 at the age of 36

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