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PFC Herbert Webster Butcher

PFC Herbert Webster Butcher

Death 10 Oct 1943 (aged 22)
Naples, Città Metropolitana di Napoli, Campania, Italy
Burial East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Plot J, 14458
Memorial ID 433498 · View Source
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Herbert served as a Private First Class, Company B, 307th Airborne Engineer Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Queens County, New York State prior to the war.

Herbert was "Killed In Action" in Naples, Italy as the result of an explosion in a barracks that was caused by ammunition being incorrectly stored by the previous engineer unit that had been in that barracks.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

He was originally interred in Italy and was later repatriated here on March 15, 1949.

Service # 6975344

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23 Soldier's were killed in this explosion:

Butcher, Herbert W ~ Pfc, NY
Coe, Robert T ~ Pvt, OH
Denoyer, Albert J ~ Pvt, MI
Fitzpatrick, William ~ Pvt, NY
Forney, Llywllyn G ~ Pvt, NY
Gidner, Walter H ~ Cpl, MI
Hardy, Carl E ~ Pfc, LA
Hartzler, William R ~ Pvt, IN
Johannsen, Donald R ~ Sgt, PA
Jordan, Joseph R ~ Pvt, PA
Kalat, Walter R ~ Pfc, IL
Kirkland, Harold R ~ Cpl, KY
Koslosky, Joseph S ~ Pfc, PA
McCardle, Alce M ~ Pfc, MS
Otocki, Frank ~ Pvt, MA
Pultz, Glen M ~ Pfc, NY
Ratliff, Russell O ~ Cpl, KY
Roles, Robert M ~ Pvt, PA
Smith, Roy E ~ Cpl, MD
Thompson, Lewis E ~ T/5, MN
Tilleskjor, Hugo R ~ Pfc, MN
Vastyshak, Joseph ~ Pfc, PA
Vosburg, Wellington N ~ Pvt, PA

21 other soldiers were injured in this explosion.

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Bio & listing by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett


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  • Maintained by: Russ Pickett
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 25 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 433498
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Herbert Webster Butcher (10 Nov 1920–10 Oct 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 433498, citing Long Island National Cemetery, East Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .