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Sgt Abraham Bradford Butler, Jr
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Birth: Apr. 27, 1908
Henry County
Georgia, USA
Death: Mar. 8, 1944, Italy

SSgt. Butler did not die in Italy. Here is the detail of his death, over England:

"...On 8th March 1944 two B-26 Marauder aircraft of the 344th Bomb Group, 494th Bomb Squadron, USAAF, 9th Airforce based at Stanstead, Essex, collided in mid-air over the village of Theydon Mount, Epping, Essex, with the tragic loss of all on-board the two aircraft.The incident was actually the first time any lives had been lost by the 344th, as it was only their 3rd mission since arriving in Britain..."

One of the crewmen, listed by name in official records, was : S/Sgt. Abraham B. Butler, Jr. He was in B-26 Marauder aircraft #42-95925 K9-J, piloted by Capt. Jack W. Miller.... His personal Serial No. was 14164698. 
 
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 Parents:
  Abraham B. Butler (1880 - 1959)
  Mattie A. Butler (1886 - 1966)
 
 Sibling:
  Abraham Bradford Butler (1908 - 1944)
  James D. Butler (1910 - 1955)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
"Staff SGT A.B. Butler, Jr."
 
Note: Foot Marker:
 
Burial:
High Point Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery
High Point
Guilford County
North Carolina, USA
 
Maintained by: 455th AAA Historian
Originally Created by: Donna
Record added: Jul 20, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28411017
Sgt Abraham Bradford Butler, Jr
Added by: Rebekah Duncan Young
 
Sgt Abraham Bradford Butler, Jr
Added by: Rebekah Duncan Young
 
Sgt Abraham Bradford Butler, Jr
Added by: Polly Fry Hagerman
 
 
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WWII casualty, killed in action in a mid-air collision over England, while returning from a mission with the 494th Bomb Squadron, 344th Bomb Group. Rest in Peace!
- 455th AAA Historian
 Added: Jun. 24, 2015
SSgt. Butler was 5 ft., 9in. tall, weighing 148 lbs. when he enlisted. He had Gray eyes, Brown hair, and a Light complexion. He had a 'stiff index finger on the left hand'...Honor the Brave!
-Anonymous
 Added: Jun. 24, 2015

- Polly Fry Hagerman
 Added: Nov. 3, 2010
 
 
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