He completed flight school and advanced flight school and was rated for multi-engine aircraft. He earned his pilot wings and his commission. He was sent overseas to China in February 1944. On 7 September 1944, a B-25H, # 43-4277, assigned to 14th Air Force, 341st Bomb Group, 11th Bomb Squadron, departed the air base at Kweilin, China, on a combat mission to Kiyang, China. The last contact was by radio. It was reported a battle casualty as it was shot down by enemy Zero fighters. He is remembered in the Manila American Cemetery & Mortuary, Philippines. He is buried in the Tioga Point Cemetery, Athens, Pennsylvania.

 

His brother, Dr. & Captain Stanley Eugene White, M.D., was born 15 October 1916 in Monroetown, Pennsylvania. He entered the U.S. Army on a direct commission as a physician. He died on 14 August 1949 on Aruba Island, Netherlands, West Indies, at 2400 hours, in Room 441, the Officers Bachelors Quarters, Lago Colony. Death was [sudden], according to civilian police. The body was shipped home aboard the U.S.S. Esso Bethlehem on 22 August 1949. His personal effects were in the possession of the American Consulate, Aruba, H. Reid Bird, American Vice Consul. It was reported that the deceased was a veteran of WW II.

HOPPER, JONES C., Second Lieutenant, # 0-759934, USAAF

 

Jones C. Hopper was born on 9 February 1921 in Madison County, Kentucky, to Brooks Jones Hopper (1890-1942) and Nell “Nellie” (Crawford) Hopper (1888-1984). A brother was Dolphus Lee Hopper (1921-1970), and sisters Mary L. Hopper and Mable L. Hopper.

 

He enlisted in the USAAF at Cincinnati, Ohio, on 26 August 1942, with two years of college. He completed school to be a B-25 dual role navigator and bombardier and earned his commission and wings. He earned his commission and pilot wings. He was sent overseas to China. On 7 September 1944, a B-25H, # 43-4277, assigned to 14th Air Force, 69th Composite Wing, 341st Bomb Group, 11th Bomb Squadron, departed the air base at Kweilin, China, on a combat mission to Kiyang, China. The last contact was by radio. It was reported a battle casualty as it was shot down by enemy Zero fighters. He is remembered in the Manila American Cemetery & Mortuary, Philippines.