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Butler, John William, Jr

Individual Personnel Data
Name Butler, John William, Jr
Rank Second Lieutenant / First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-818825
Unit Assignments
  • Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #113 dated 15 June 1944, effective 15 June 1944.
  • Assigned to a non-384th unit, per 546th Bomb Squadron Morning Report dated 16 December 1944 - to 70th Replacement Depot, AAF Station Stone, effective 11 December 1944.
Duty Co-pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 11 December 1944
Results Completed Tour, Returned to USA
Additional Information
Granted a seven day operational leave of absence effective 10 October 1944 per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #200 dated 9 October 1944.
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Hayes, Edgar Jerome, JrPilotCT
2nd Lt. Butler, John William, JrCo-pilotCT
1st Lt. Siewers, Richard Joseph, JrNavigatorCT
2nd Lt. Burns, Robert HenryBombardierCT
S/SGT. Golas, Matthew WalterRadio Operator / GunnerTR
PVT. Summers, Leonard EugeneEngineer / Top Turret GunnerCT
PVT. James, Edward Oscar, JrBall Turret GunnerCT
CPL. Hoechst, Joseph FrederickTail GunnerCT
SGT. Okert, Fred Harry, JrFlexible GunnerCT
CPL. Poore, Eugene FrancisFlexible GunnerCT

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 35 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
144 22 June 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Lille (Fives district), France
Co-pilot 42‑102501 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
145 24 June 1944 Target: German Vacuum Oil Company
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Oslebshausen (Bremen area), Germany
Co-pilot 42‑107057 Combat Mission Credit
High Squadron deputy, high group, 41st A wing.
Sortie Report
146 25 June 1944 Target: Railroad Bridge & Embankment
Type: Transportation
Location: Sens, France
Co-pilot 42‑97273 Aborted Mission After Taking Off
Turned back, reasons unknown.
Sortie Report
147 27 June 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Storage Depot)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Saint-Martin-L'Hortier, France
Co-pilot 42‑102601 Combat Mission Credit
Low group deputy, 41st B section.
Sortie Report
148 28 June 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Juvincourt (Juvincourt-et-Damary), France
Co-pilot 43‑37713 Combat Mission Credit
High group, 41st A wing. Battle damage forced crew to jettison bombs before target. Only 546th BS aircraft to land at Grafton Underwood after the mission.
Sortie Report
149 30 June 1944 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Montdidier, France
Co-pilot 43‑37713 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
151 6 July 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Coubronne, France
Co-pilot 43‑37713 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
153 7 July 1944 Target: Me-109 Aircraft Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑37713 Combat Mission Credit
High group, 41st A wing.
Sortie Report
154 8 July 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Renescure, France
Co-pilot 43‑37713 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy, high group.
Sortie Report
155 11 July 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97273 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
156 12 July 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Munich / München, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑107083 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
162 20 July 1944 Target: Aircraft Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Dessau, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑107058 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
164 24 July 1944 Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: La Chapelle en Juger & Hébécrevon, France
Co-pilot 42‑102601 Combat Mission Credit
High section deputy, lead group.
Sortie Report
165 25 July 1944 Target: Tactical - Enemy Strong Points
Type: Military
Location: Montreuil-sur-Lozon, Le Châtel,
& La Chapelle en Juger, France
Co-pilot 42‑102501 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Group Flying Spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
167 29 July 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil & Chemical Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑97142 Aborted Mission After Taking Off
Turned back over field because of low oil pressure.
Sortie Report
179 13 August 1944 Target: Tactical: Road Network
Type: Transportation
Location: Beaumont-le-Roger (area), France
Co-pilot 42‑107058 Combat Mission Credit
High section lead, lead group.
Sortie Report
181 16 August 1944 Target: Delitzsch Air Field and Air Equipment Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Delitzsch, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑107058 Combat Mission Credit
High section lead, high group.
Sortie Report
185 26 August 1944 Target: Buer Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑107058 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron lead, low group.
Sortie Report
186 30 August 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Crepieul, France
Co-pilot 42‑107058 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
187 3 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑107058 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
190 9 September 1944 Target: I. G. Farben Chemical Works
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑107058 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
191 10 September 1944 Target: BMW Motor Component Parts Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Sindelfingen, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑107058 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
198 25 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑102620 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
199 26 September 1944 Target: Steelworks
Type: Industry
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑102620 Combat Mission Credit
Low group.
Sortie Report
200 27 September 1944 Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (PFF Aiming Points)
Type: Transportation
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Co-pilot 42‑102620 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
202 30 September 1944 Target: Handorf Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Münster, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38548 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
204 3 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Wesseling, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38548 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
Sortie Report
205 5 October 1944 Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38548 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron. Released bombs early.
Sortie Report
207 7 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38548 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
213 18 October 1944 Target: Ford Motor Works
Type: Industry
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38548 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
215 25 October 1944 Target: Nordstern Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38548 Combat Mission Credit
Lead Squadron.
Sortie Report
216 30 October 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38548 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
218 2 November 1944 Target: Ruhr-Chemie A.G. Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Sterkrade (Holten), Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38548 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
219 4 November 1944 Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bottrop (Welheim), Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38766 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
223 9 November 1944 Target: Ground Installations
Type: Military
Location: Ouvrages de Sorbey (Metz), France
Co-pilot 43‑38766 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
224 10 November 1944 Target: Ostheim Airfield & Butzweilerhof Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Cologne / Köln, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38588 Combat Mission Credit
41C Group, Low Squadron.
Sortie Report
226 16 November 1944 Target: Tactical - Artillery Positions
Type: Military
Location: Eschweiler, Germany
Co-pilot 43‑38548 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Stratford, due to weather.
Sortie Report

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