1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 6, 2021 10:17 AM by Alicia Gabriel

    Seeking images and military records of Robert White

    Gerald Huesken Newbie

      Greetings, I’m looking to see if anyone has images, resources, etc. on Robert Willie White, a resident of Billmeyer, Pennsylvania who enlisted in the US Air Force in the 1950s, served overseas in Japan, and went on to become a professional guitarist. He worked for Motown Records and played on some of their most iconic recordings. I live not far from the old Billmeyer quarry town and have been trying to piece together White’s early life. Any help anyone might be able to offer would be appreciated. I’m interested in finding information and resources on his life from 1955-56 when he was in the Air Force until 1960 when he shows up in Detroit and starts working at Motown. Thanks again

        • Re: Seeking images and military records of Robert White
          Alicia Gabriel Wayfarer

          Dear Gerald,

           

          Thank you for posting your request to History Hub !

           

          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located 118 results for "Robert White" between the years of 1950-1959, in the Records of Air Force Commands, Activities, and Organizations, 1900-2003, Record Group 342.

           

          The index to the Air Force History microfilm is available at http://www.airforcehistoryindex.org/.

           

          Unit histories and supporting documents of Army Air Force and Air Force units are in the custody of the Air Force Historical Research Agency, 600 Chennault Circle, Building 1405, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL 36112-6424.  These files often include historical reports.  Please call (334) 953-5697 or write to that office for further information concerning these records. The web site is https://www.afhra.af.mil/.

           

          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!

           

          Alicia Gabriel