James W Buttermore

Military

Object Number - UPL 27657 - Pilot: 1st Lt. Richard F. Lemanski 96th Bomb Group 339th Bomb Squadron MIA 1944-03-08 - MACR #: 3426 Notes 42-31576 Delivered: Denver 20/11/43; Gt...

Shot down by fighters on a mission to Erkner, Berlin on 8 Mar 1944, B-17G #42-31576 crashed near Wegenstadt after the crew baled out near Helmstedt, GR. Prisoner of War (POW).

POW

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Units served with

The insignia of the 96th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 339th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 339th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-800904
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 339th Bomb Squadron

Missions

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Findley, Ohio, USA

Other

Prisoner of War (POW)

Germany 1944-03-08

Revisions

Date7 Apr 2017 10:35:43
Sources

2nd LT James W. Buttermore Co Pilot, Valerie Lemanski Holley Collection
Crew D34 , 339th Squadron, 96th Bomb Group
Front Row L - R 1st Lt. Richard F. Lemanski Pilot ,2nd LT James W. Buttermore Co Pilot, 2nd Lt. Leroy Chappell Navigator,
2nd Lt. Stephen O'Lear Bombardier Top Row S.Sgt Mathew J. Mendeys Flt. Engineer, S. Sgt. Edgar A. Currie Waist Gunner,
T. Sgt David A. Rohm Radio Operator, S. Sgt Jeff D. Roberts Waist Gunner, S. Sgt Dean L. Shuck Tail Gunner,
S. Sgt Philip G. Kierstead Ball Turret Gunner

Date27 Sep 2014 18:14:57
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 3426 / MACR 3426, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces; Snetterton Falcons, pg 118 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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