Butler, Johnny Addison

Individual Personnel Data
Name Butler, Johnny Addison   
Rank Second Lieutenant / First Lieutenant
Serial Number O-663844   
Unit Assignments
  • Assigned to the 546th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per Group history (microfilm B0373-01276), effective 28 January 1943.
  • Assigned to the 547th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per 547th Bomb Squadron Unit History, effective 21 April 1943.
Duty Operations Officer / Pilot
MOS1091 - Pilot, B-17
Last Duty Date 16 September 1943
Results Evaded Capture
See Escape and Evasion Report Number 2334 (5.203 MB)
Additional Information
  • Butler was initially an operations officer in the 546th, but volunteered for combat flight duty and was assigned as pilot of an existing 547th crew, replacing William S Koch as pilot.
  • Placed on Temporary Duty (R&R) for seven days on or about 28 August 1943 to Stanbridge Earls, Hampshire per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #83 dated 27 August 1943.
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 722 (20.367 MB)
Escape & Evasion Report # 2334 (5.203 MB)
Recollections Of A World War II B-17 Bomber Pilot (0.130 MB)
Local WebpageJohnny A Butler Crew, aka 'Crew 19'
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album





Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 14 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
1 22 June 1943 Target: General Motors Truck Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Pilot 42‑5852 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
2 25 June 1943 Target: Industrial Area & Submarine Pens
Type: Military
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Pilot 42‑5852 Combat Mission Credit
Bombed primary target on wing lead.
Sortie Report
4 28 June 1943 Target: Fighter Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Beaumont-le-Roger, France
Pilot 42‑5852 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
5 29 June 1943 Target: duNord Aircraft Works, Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Pilot 42‑5852 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron Deputy.
Sortie Report
6 4 July 1943 Target: Gnome et Rhone Aircraft Engine Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Le Mans, France
Pilot 42‑5852 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
-- 9 July 1943 Location: Pilot 42‑5852 Sortie Report
7 10 July 1943 Target: Drucat Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Abbeville, France
Pilot 42‑5852 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
8 14 July 1943 Target: Villacoublay Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Co-pilot 42‑5852 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead.
Sortie Report
9 24 July 1943 Target: Aluminum & Magnesium Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Herøya, Norway
Pilot 42‑5852 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
15 15 August 1943 Target: Poix-en-Picardie and Amiens-Glisy Airfields
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Poix-de-Picardie & Amiens, France
Pilot 42‑5852 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead.
Sortie Report
16 16 August 1943 Target: Le Bourget Airport & Air Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Paris, France
Pilot 42‑5852 Combat Mission Credit
Low Squadron deputy.
Sortie Report
17 17 August 1943 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Pilot 42‑3429 Combat Mission Credit
Group lead.
Sortie Report
21 6 September 1943 Type: Industry
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Pilot 42‑5852 Combat Mission Credit
Group deputy. Landed away at Hornchurch, Essex, due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
22 7 September 1943 Target: Bruxelles-Evere Airfield/Repair Depot
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Brussels / Bruxelles, Belgium
Pilot 42‑29768 Aborted mission after taking off.
Sortie Report
23 9 September 1943 Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Lille-Vendeville, France
Pilot 42‑29768 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
24 16 September 1943 Target: Blockade Runner Ship (in Loire River)
Type: Transportation
Location: Nantes, France
Pilot 42‑5849 Combat Mission Credit
Shot down by enemy aircraft; crashed near Rennes, France; MACR 722.
Sortie Report

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