Butman, Frank Henry

Individual Personnel Data
Name Butman, Frank Henry   
Rank Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 31174381   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #141 dated 12 November 1943
Duty Flexible Gunner / Engineer / Top Turret Gunner
MOS748 - Army Airplane Mechanic / Gunner, Flight Engineer
Last Duty Date 4 March 1944
Reported missing on MACR 2740 (39.737 MB)
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: New Hampshire
Related Documents MACR 2740 (39.737 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album




Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
CREWMEMBER POSITION RESULTS
2nd Lt. Boles, Andrew John, JrPilotPOW
2nd Lt. Kass, Robert HilerCo-pilotCT
2nd Lt. Beinar, Theophilus EdwardNavigatorKIA
2nd Lt. Malcolm, George SawyerBombardierPOW
S/SGT. Cason, Alfred GibbsRadio Operator / GunnerTR
S/SGT. Vorisek, Donald ThomasEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Cologne, Harry FrancisBall Turret GunnerKIA
S/SGT. Faust, Glenn MillardTail GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Butman, Frank HenryFlexible GunnerKIA
SGT. Stanley, James FarrellFlexible GunnerPOW

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 15 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
41 11 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Emden, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑37792 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back due to a runaway prop that wouldn't feather.
Sortie Report
43 16 December 1943 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Bremen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑29733 Combat Mission Credit
Crash-landed (overshot) at RAF Coltishall due to battle damage. "The A/C is a total wreck but none of the crew were injured."
Sortie Report
45 22 December 1943 Target: Steel Shops/Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑37792 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back at 1325 hrs due to #2 supercharger going up to 60 inches at 23000ft; forced to feather #2 prop; returned bombs.
Sortie Report
46 24 December 1943 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Croisette, France
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑29828 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
47 30 December 1943 Target: I. G. Farben Industrie, Chemical/Synthetic Rubber Plants
Type: Industry
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑3259 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at Gatwick with #4 engine out; bombed target; sent to 2 Strategic Air Depot at Little Staughton for repair.
Sortie Report
49 4 January 1944 Target: Port Area
Type: Transportation
Location: Kiel, Germany
Waist (Flexible) Gunner 42‑37788 Aborted mission after taking off.
Lead ground spare aircraft. Replaced 42‑29809. Took off late, then turned back with engine trouble.
Sortie Report
55 29 January 1944 Target: Aircraft Parts Plants
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑37792 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group.
Sortie Report
57 3 February 1944 Target: Submarines (under construction)
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑40005 Combat Mission Credit
Lead group.
Sortie Report
58 4 February 1944 Target: Alfred Teves Main Works: Aircraft Parts Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑39991 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron deputy, high group, 41st B Combat Wing.
Sortie Report
59 5 February 1944 Target: Bricy Aerodrome, Luftwaffe Training and Bomber Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Orleans, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑29554 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
60 6 February 1944 Target: Nancy/Essey Aerodrome
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Nancy, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑29688 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
61 8 February 1944 Target: Piston Ring Factory
Type: Industry
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑31484 Aborted mission after taking off.
Turned back at 1026 hrs because of detonation (pinging) in #1, #2, and #3 engines, causing aircraft to fall behind group.
Sortie Report
63 20 February 1944 Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑37792 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
64 21 February 1944 Target: Fighter Field & Aircraft Storage Depot
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Werl, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑37792 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
65 22 February 1944 Target: Aircraft Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Halberstadt, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑37792 Aborted mission after taking off.
Sortie Report
66 24 February 1944 Target: Ball-Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Schweinfurt, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑38112 Combat Mission Credit
Low squadron, lead group.
Sortie Report
67 25 February 1944 Target: Ball Bearing Plant
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑31926 Combat Mission Credit
High squadron, low group.
Sortie Report
68 28 February 1944 Target: NOBALL (V-1 Launch Site)
Type: CROSSBOW (V-Weapons)
Location: Preuseville, France
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑31166 Combat Mission Credit
Lead squadron.
Sortie Report
70 3 March 1944 Target: Roller-Bearing Factory
Type: Bearings Industry
Location: Berlin, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑31926 Combat Mission Credit
Sortie Report
71 4 March 1944 Type: Military
Location: Berlin, Germany
Engineer/Top Turret 42‑32007 Combat Mission Credit
In formation at bomb release at 1157 hrs; damaged by flak, crashed 3 km north of Ransart, Belgium. MACR 2740
Sortie Report

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