Butcher, David Lloyd

Individual Personnel Data
Name Butcher, David Lloyd   
Rank Staff Sergeant / Technical Sergeant
Serial Number 16011010   
Unit Assignments
  • Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, Special Orders #70 dated 11 March 1943, effective 11 March 1943.
  • Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per 545th Bomb Squadron Morning report dated 27 March 1944 - placed on Detached Service with Director of Intelligence, Headquarters, USSTAF, effective 19 March 1944.
Duty Tail Gunner
MOS612 - Airplane Armorer / Gunner
Last Duty Date 4 July 1943
Results Evaded Capture
DecorationsAwarded the Purple Heart for wounds received on 4 July 1943 per General Orders #56, Headquarters, 1st Bomb Division dated 4 April 1944.
Additional Information
  • Date of Birth: 11 March 1918
  • Promoted to Technical Sergeant on AAF Station Special Orders #61 dated 30 March 1944.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 3035 (2.852 MB)
Escape & Evasion Report # 483 (Filesize N/A)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album

Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Original 384th Combat Crew
2nd Lt. Myer, Lawrence WaynePilotKIA
2nd Lt. Conkey, Duane AllisonCo-pilotTR
2nd Lt. Crouch, James ClaybourneNavigatorKIA
2nd Lt. Brzoznowski, Thomas HenryBombardierKIA
S/SGT. Davidson, Jack (NMI)Radio Operator / GunnerKIA
S/SGT. LaRue, James LynnEngineer / Top Turret GunnerKIA
S/SGT. Drus, Joseph JohnBall Turret GunnerTBD
S/SGT. Butcher, David LloydTail GunnerEV
S/SGT. Hubble, Floyd (NMI), JrFlexible GunnerKIA
S/SGT. Wingate, Floyd MontellFlexible GunnerMIA

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 2 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
5 29 June 1943 Target: duNord Aircraft Works, Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑3235 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
6 4 July 1943 Target: Gnome et Rhone Aircraft Engine Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Le Mans, France
Tail Gunner 42‑3235 Combat Mission Credit
Failed To Return
Shot down before the target was reached; crashed near Poillé-sur-Vègre about 40km WSW of Le Mans, France. MACR 3035/4495
Sortie Report

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