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Byron King Butt

Military

Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 32 x missions. ETD

Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), PH, WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

Service

Units served with

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 427th Bomb Squadron

Associated Place

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Johnstown, Licking County, OH 15 November 1917

Son of Horton J and Emma [King] Butt.

Enlisted Fort Thomas, Newport, KY 10 November 1941

Fort Thomas, Newport, Kentucky

Based Molesworth 1943 – 1944

Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

Died Fort Worth, TX 11 November 1960
Buried Greenwood Memorial Park and Mausoleum Fort Worth, Tarrant County, TX 14 November 1960

Greenwood Memorial Park and Mausoleum
Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 May 2022 17:38:24 Al_Skiff Changes to events
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Date Contributor Update
12 May 2022 17:37:14 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations
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