Thank you. I have looked at Slapton Sands. When the information was publicized a few years back my mother cried and said "that must be where Whitey died". Until then she had no idea how he died just that he was gone. Our last picture of him was 2-weeks before his death.
I don't remember exactly why, but after looking at the Slapton Sands info, I was thinking that Whitey died a little later (few days/week) - I was looking into Operation Tiger that was closer to his death date (seemed to be similar incidents). I don't know if the two are related or not.
I wanted to get his military records to find out more but I get no response. Mom will be 87 in June and she still wants to know what happened to Whitey.