Butler, John Clarence, ENS

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Last Rank
Ensign
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1941-1942, 131X, VB-3
Service Years
1941 - 1942
Ensign
Ensign

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Home State
Arizona
Arizona
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Liberty ,AZ
Last Address
W. Virginia Ave
Phoenix, AZ

Casualty Date
Jun 04, 1942
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
Location
Midway Islands
Conflict
World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
Location of Interment
Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Court 5 (cenotaph)

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 Military Association Memberships
World War II FallenUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family RegistryWW II Memorial National Registry
  2015, World War II Fallen
  2015, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page
  2015, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2015, WW II Memorial National Registry


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Naval Aviator Wings

 
 Duty Stations
USS Yorktown (CV-5)VB-3
  1941-1942, 131X, USS Yorktown (CV-5)
  1941-1942, 131X, VB-3
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Battle of Midway
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Nov 03, 2015, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified
   
Comments/Citation
 

 
Name of Award
Navy Cross
Year Awarded
1942
Details behind Award:
Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Navy Cross (Posthumously) to Ensign John Clarence Butler (NSN: 0-104236), United States Naval Reserve, for extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a carrier-based Navy Dive Bomber of Bombing Squadron THREE (VB-3), attached to the U.S.S. YORKTOWN (CV-5), during the "Air Battle of Midway," against enemy Japanese forces on 4 - 6 June 1942. Ensign Butler took part in dive-bombing attacks against Japanese naval forces in the Battle of Midway. Disregarding the extreme danger from intense anti-aircraft fire and enemy fighter opposition, he, vigorously and with heroic determination, pressed home his attacks against the Japanese invasion fleet. His gallant intrepidity and loyal devotion to the accomplishment of a vastly important objective contributed in large measure to the success achieved by our forces and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

General Orders: Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 309 (December 1942)
Action Date: June 4 - 6, 1942
Service: Navy
Rank: Ensign
Battalion: Bombing Squadron 3 (VB-3)
Division: U.S.S. Yorktown (CV-5)
 
   
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