John W BUTLER

Photo FDLM
ARMY SERIAL NUMBERO-728453
AGE25 yo
DATE OF BIRTH1918
STATECALIFORNIA
FAMILYSingle
RANK2nd Lieutenant
FONCTIONBomber
JOB before ENLISTEMENTAdvertising agentsCA
DATE of ENLISTEMENT2 january 1942 Los Angeles CALIFORNIA
SQUADRON324th Bomb Squadron
GROUP91st Bomb Group
ARMY8th Air Force
DATE OF DEATH28 march 1943butler john w tombe
STATUSKIA
PLACE OF DEATHPaluel (76)
DATA PLAN

B-17 Fortress - type F-60-BO - s/n 42-29537 DF*L
b17
Macr: 16086
Mission: #47 - Rouen-Sotteville (76) : Railway station
Take Off: Station 121 Bassingbourn, CAMBRIDGESHIRE
Shot by enemy fighter
Explodes by touching the water

5 parachutes would have been observed

CEMETERYNORMANDY AMERICAN CEMETERY de Colleville

Plan du Normandy American Cemetery

GRAVE
PlotRowGrave
A341
DECORATION
Purple HeartPH
usaf 8air force 91bg 324bs
STORY
42 29537 equipage debriefing 
Crew of John A. COEN, during a debriefing on March 22, 1943.
 
42 29537 B17 en formation
B 17 du 324th Training
 
42 29537 stele
Stele in memory of the crew of B 17
42 29537 stele 1
 

Crew of the B-17 Fortress - type F-60-BO - s/n 42-29537 DF*L

1st Lieutenant John A COEN Pilot Dead - Cim Am Colleville-sur-Mer coen john
2nd Lieutenant Caryll D NOBBS CoPilot Dead - Cim Am Ardennes Neupre (Belg)  nobbs caryll
2nd Lieutenant Harold A DAVIDSON Navigator Dead - Cim Am Ardennes Neupre (Belg)  davidson harold HaroldCadet
2nd Lieutenant John W BUTLER Bomber Dead - Cim Am Colleville-sur-Mer  
T/Sergeant John C STROZZI Gunner Dead - Desert Hill Cem. Beatty, NEVADA  strozzi john
S/Sergeant Francis E BYRNE Gunner Dead - MIA - Tablets Cim Am Cambridge (UK)  byrne francis e tombe
S/Sergeant James M BECHTEL Gunner Dead - Cim Am Ardennes Neupre (Belg) bechtel james
S/Sergeant Paul E KYES Gunner Dead - MIA - Tablets Cim Am Cambridge (UK)  KYES Paul
S/Sergeant Louis T McLANE Gunner Dead - Elmwood Cem. Birmingham, ALABAMA mclane louis tombe 
S/Sergeant Domenic A CARUSO Radio Dead - Holy Cross, Malden, MASSACHUSETTS  Caruso Domenic

91bg a


Book on simple heroes

B17paluel3

Edition of the Committee of Letters of Grainville-la-Teinturière and History of the Valley of Durdent 2012
Limited edition of 400 copies
ISBN 978-2-9530418-4-2
14 june 2012


INFORMATION SOURCEFrancecrashes39-45.net - Aad.archives.gov - Findagrave.com
PICTURE SOURCEDaniel LEFEBVRE - 91stbombgroup.com - Grieme.org - Aerosteles.net - Frédéric LAVERNHE - Fieldsofhonor-database.com
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