Angus Allen-White

 Fighter Pilot Angus Allen-White: tribute site


Hi and welcome to this site;

I met Wayne Allen-White via the internet and he was so kind to forward his late dad's war memorabilia to me.  We subsequently decided to construct this tribute page in memory of Angus Allen-White 

 

Angus Forbes Allen-White joined the SAAF in the early forties, qualified as a fighter pilot and was sent to North Africa in 1942 for operational service with 2 squadron, flying Kittyhawks.

During operations in North Africa Angus was engaged in several air battles with enemy fighters. He participated with the fierce Alamein battles and the subsequent push for final victory in North Africa. He once was shot down over the sea but managed to safely return under difficult circumstances.  

In mid 1943 the squadron moved to Italy and converted to Spitfires. Angus' operational tour ended in late 1943 where upon  his involvement continued as  a flight  instructor in the Union.

Angus passed away at a very young age in 1948 of natural causes.

 

 This is a living web site. Any input and/or participation will be much appreciated regarding additional information, correctness, information from relatives of members who served with Angus in 2 squadron, photographs, stories etc. Please e-mail me. Most welcome will be any photographs of No. 2 squadron while Angus was with them.

If you perhaps have a family member who served as a SAAF fighter pilot during WW2 and you would want to find out more about his war service please contact me, hopefully I can be of some help.

Tinus le Roux

August 2013

 

Pupil pilot 

 

Service FlyingTraining course photograph, 24 Air School Baragwanath


 

 MILITARY SERVICE

??/??/1942    6 Squadron South Africa

10/05/1942    10 Squadron South Africa

22/07/1942    2 Squadron North Africa

13/10/1942    Involved with a non-operational flying accident

26/10/1942    Damaged a Me Bf-109 in aerial combat.

11/11/1942    Shot down over the sea in the Sollum area.

13/11/1942    Returned to the squadron

14/11/1942    Sent on leave to Cairo

01/12/1942    Crash-landing with a Kittyhawk (DB-T)

27/12/1942    Force landing of a Kittyhawk

02/10/1943    Force landing of a Spitfire in darkness DB-C

11/12/1943    Tour expired, Returned to Union

11/12/1943    11 Operational Training Unit as Air Fighting Instructor

29/10/1948    Died of illness.


Aircraft hours flown from first log book (lost)

 

 

 

 


 CLICK HERE TO VIEW ANGUS' PHOTOGRAPH SET



 GOLD FISH CLUB

In early 2014 Wayne Allen-White made contact with the Gold Fish Club management and did the application for his late dad's membership. The membership documents were promptly sent to Wayne, see below.


Wayne Allen-White February 2014 


 Wayne as a toddler of 1 1/2 years old with his mum and Angus.


Angus' tombstone in Pretoria

 

Angus in the back row fourth from the left.

 

 

Cairo: Angus on the far left

 


POEMS WRITTEN BY ANGUS 


 

 

 


SHOT DOWN  11/11/1942


 

 

 

 

 

 

 2 SQUADRON GROUP PHOTO

Angus  in front second from the right. 

 

 

 

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