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Wallace Carlton Buttrey


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


Units served with

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb 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


  • 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]...


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


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

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