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Herbert Francis Butterbach


Catholic Chaplain. He served with the 92 Bomb Group and then in the 384th Bomb Group until the cessation of hostilities in Europe.


Units served with

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...


Event Location Date
Born Pennsylvania, USA 1910
Died Tampa, FL, USA 16 August 1945

Drew Field, Tampa, Florida


Date Contributor Update
07 April 2016 22:23:51 bombercommand Changes to biography, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations

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06 April 2016 17:13:58 bombercommand Changes to middlename

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27 September 2014 18:12:50 AAM AAM ingest

Chaplains' Board / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia