1LT Kenneth W Butler

1LT Kenneth W Butler

Birth
Death 9 Jul 1942
At Sea
Burial Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
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Memorial ID 56245986 · View Source
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Having actually gone "Missing" on the above date, he was not officially declared by the military as being dead until July 9, 1943.

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Kenneth served as a First Lieutenant on a B-24, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. This B-24's number is not recorded on military records.

He resided in Greene County, Iowa prior to the war.

Kenneth was declared "Missing In Action" when his B-24, while on a mission with 4 other B-24's, was attacked by approximately 15 to 20 German Messerschmitt 109's. His B-24 was seen by others to be on fire and crash into the Mediterranean about 25 miles north of Mersa Matruh, Egypt during the war.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # O-430568

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Airmen who perished on this B-24:

Bedrosian, Peter ~ Cpl, VT
Blair, Thomas A, Jr ~ S/Sgt, PA
Butler, Kenneth W ~ 1st Lt, IA
Cwikiel, Matthew ~ S/Sgt, PA
Kysar, Herbert A ~ 1st Lt, TX
Hiatt, Walker H ~ 1st Lt, TX
Thompson, John M, Jr ~ Cpl, PA

Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 56245986
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1LT Kenneth W Butler (unknown–9 Jul 1942), Find a Grave Memorial no. 56245986, citing North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial, Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia ; Maintained by War Graves (contributor 6) .