John M. Butler

NAME
John Munroe Butler
NICKNAME
MCSN
O-7078
HOME OF RECORD
Sugar City, CO
NEXT OF KIN
Mother, Mrs. Agnes Butler
DATE OF BIRTH
July 31, 1919
DATE OF ENLISTMENT
April 20, 1940
DATE OF LOSS
June 4, 1942
REGION
Central Pacific
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Midway
CASUALTY TYPE
MIA / Declared Dead
UNIT
VMF-221
DUTY
Pilot
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
On 4 June 1942, Lieutenant Butler flew a Brewster Buffalo (F2A-3 #01537) against a force of Japanese fighters and bombers in the battle of Midway. In the ensuing dogfight, he was reported shot down by enemy fire.
Lieutenant Butler’s remains were never found, and he was declared dead on 5 June 1943.
INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Navy Cross, Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK
Second Lieutenant
STATUS OF REMAINS
Not Recovered.
MEMORIALS
Lakeview Cemetery, Sugar City, CO
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific

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One thought on “John M. Butler

  1. Comment from Michael Perry
    29 May 2017

    Thank you for this informative report. “Johnny” Butler was my great uncle, well-loved by my mother (his niece) Janet Butler Perry.

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