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Harold "Whitey" Dahl

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Dahl, Harold. (Evans; "Whitey"); b. June 29, 1909, Sidney, Illinois; Pilot; POW; Attended Columbia University; Married; Pilot;  Travelled to Spain on a Spanish passport; 27 years old; Arrived in Spain on December 28, 1936; Served with the Republican Airforce, pilot, La Calle Squadron, shot down and captured July 12, 1937;  Freed February 22, 1940; Returned to the US on March 17, 1940 aboard the Exira; WWII Flew for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) officer; d. February 14, 1956, Canada, Airplane accident.

 

Source: SACB, USSDA 2:0481, 53:0521-0693; POW.

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Last Name Dahl
First/Middle Name Harold "Whitey"
Ethnicity
Ethnicity Note
Immigration Status
Religion
POW POW
AKA Last Name 1 Evans
AKA First / Middle 1 Whitey
AKA Last Name 2 Evans
AKA First / Middle 2
DOB 1909
City Sidney
State Illinois
Foreign Nation
Foreign Nation City
Alt Pob State, City
Family: Name
Family: Relationship
Family: Begin Date
Family: End Date
Family: Comments
Education HS
Education College / Univ 1 Columbia University
Education College/Univ Notes
Education College/Univ 2
Graduate or Doctoral Work
Graduate or Doctoral Work Notes
Prior Military Service
Passport # Traveled on Spanish Passport
Passport Series
Passport Reported Lost in Spain
Passport Age 27
Passport Date
PP or Known Address Street
PP or Known Address City
PP or Known Address State
ALT City
Alt State
Sail Date
Ship
Marital Status
Marital Notes
Vocation 1 Pilot
Vocation 2
Vocation 3
Party Affiliation
Date Affiliation
ALT Affiliation
ALT date
ALT affiliation 2
Arrival (in Spain) Date
Units served with Republican Airforce, pilot, La Calle Squadron, shot down and captured July 12, 1937. Released February 22, 1940.
Battle action
Rank
Returned Date 1940
Returned other
WWII Service Flew for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) officer
DOD 1956
Cause Airplane Accident
Place Died City Arctic
KIA/MIA/Died other
KIA/MIA/Died other Date
KIA/MIA/Died other Location
KIA/MIA/Died other Battle
Additional Notes