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SSgt Gordon E Butler

SSgt Gordon E Butler

Birth
New York, USA
Death 8 Sep 1942
Philippines
Burial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot N Row 1 Grave 60
Memorial ID 56751257 · View Source
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Son of Mrs. Bessie E. Haight who resided in Columbus, Indiana. She previously resided in Point Pleasant, New York.

Gordon served as a Staff Sergeant in the V Interceptor Command, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided at 370 North Bay Front Street, Point Pleasant, Monroe County, New York prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on November 30, 1939. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Divorced, without dependents.

He became a POW of the Japanese Army in the "Fall Of The Philippines" in April-May, 1942.

Gordon "Died Of Disease as a POW" while interned in a Japanese prison camp following his capture in the Pacific area.

He was awarded the Prisoner Of War Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # 6980708

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56751257
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt Gordon E Butler (unknown–8 Sep 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56751257, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .