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Wallace Carlton Buttrey

Military

Flew 32 combat missions. Mission list attached to database form. Flew in B-17s called 'Mojo,' 'Flack Rabbit,' and 'Stump Jumper. '

DFC/ AM w/ Oak Leaf Clusters/ ATO/ EAME w/ 3 battle stars/ WW II VM/ DUC

Service

Units served with

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 526th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30237 'Stump Jumper'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/5/43; Gore 13/5/43; Smoky Hill 14/5/43; Dow Fd 30/5/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-V] Kimbolton 1/6/43; transferred 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 4/8/44; APH Knettishall, Crashed due to flak short of target [Oldenburg power station]...

Events

Event Location Date
Born White Bluff, Tennessee 9 May 1921
Died 29 December 1996
Buried Andersonville National Cemetery, Georgia

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:42 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / widow, Ruby Jean Buttrey and daughter, Linda B. Gerland

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