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Will T Butts Jr.

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 361st Fighter Group

    361st Fighter Group

    Group
    The 361st Fighter Group was the last P-47 Thunderbolt Group to join the Eighth Air Force. Between 21 January 1944 and 20 April 1945, the Group flew 441 missions, the majority in an escort role in support of bombers flying over occupied Europe. The...

  • 376th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-106854 ''Peabody's Pet''

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned 376FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 364FS, 357FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Lt Walter Baron. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Rechlin, Gemany. Aborted near Rostock with engine running roughly and made for Sweden. Interned in Sweden....

Associated Place

  • Bottisham

    Military site : airfield
    The P-47 Thunderbolts of the 361st Fighter Group damaged the surfaces of the airfield so much in the first months of flying from Bottisham that American engineers were called in to lay a new runway. In January 1944 they constructed a 1,470-yard-long...

  • Little Walden

    Military site : airfield
    Little Walden was built as a Class A airfield suitable for American heavy bombers. The 409th Bomb Group, as part of the Ninth Air Force, was stationed at the base between March and September 1944, flying A-20 Havocs. ...

Events

Event Location Date
Born 19 September 1924
Lived in Davidson County, TN, USA 1942
Enlisted 3 November 1942
Died Knoxville, TN, USA 2 July 1996
Buried Knoxville, TN, USA 5 July 1996

Edgewood Cemetery
Knoxville
Knox County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: Section IV - Maple

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 October 2015 03:34:37 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

findagrave.com

Date Contributor Update
30 October 2015 03:32:50 466thHistorian Changes to middlename, role, events and place associations
Sources

mooseroots.com

Date Contributor Update
27 October 2015 16:36:07 K Flynn Changes to media associations
Sources

Associated media from Bottisham Airfield Museum Collection

Date Contributor Update
27 October 2015 15:36:44 K Flynn Changes to media associations
Sources

Associated media from Bottisham Airfield Museum Collection

Date Contributor Update
27 October 2015 15:35:51 K Flynn Changes to media associations
Sources

Associated media from Bottisham Airfield Museum Collection

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:27:25 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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