Brian L. Butler                                                                                      Updated: 19 AUG 2019

Airman: e777747.htm Surname: Butler Init: B L Rank: F/Sgt Service: RAF Sqdn: 192

P_link: p391.htm Plane: HAL MZ342 Operation: Bomb G Crash_site: The North Sea

Crash_d: d090245 Buried_d: e777 C_link: e777.htm At_Next: NO KNOWN

Den 9. februar 1945 styrtede denne Halifax i Nordsøen i forbindelse med et bombeangreb på Politz ved Stettin (Szczecin her) som flyet skulle støtte.

På hjemvejen kolliderede HAL MZ342 med en Lancaster, som ikke fik alvorlige skader, men
HAL MZ342 styrtede ned. Hele besætningen blev dræbt.
(Kilder: FAF og AOD)

Pilot Officer Brian Leonard Butler, 21 år, var søn af Joseph Butler og Mary Butler (f. Fabish), Huirangi, Waitara, Taranaki, New Zealand.
Hans navn er på Panel 285 på the Runnymede Memorial blandt mere end 20.000 navne på flyvere, der ikke har en kendt grav. (Kilde: CWGC)


1 flyver fra HAL MZ342 blev begravet på Husby Kirkegård den 24. august 1945 og 1 i Esbjerg den 22. februar 1946. 6 flyvere har ingen kendt grav. Se p391MACR.

Se Halifax Print og folk bag en Halifax klar til en mission. 
8 flyvere.

On 9 February 1945 this Halifax crashed into the North Sea in connection with a bombing raid on Politz near Stettin (Szczecin here) which it was to support.

On the return flight HAL MZ342 collided with a Lancaster which was not seriously damaged, but HAL MZ342 crashed. All of the crew perished.
(Sources: FAF and AOD)

Pilot Officer Brian Leonard Butler, 21, was the son of Joseph Butler and Mary Butler (nee Fabish), of Huirangi, Waitara, Taranaki, New Zealand.
He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Panel 285, among more than 20,000 airmen who have no known grave. (Source: CWGC)

1 airman from HAL MZ342 was buried in Husby Churchyard on 24 August 1945 and 1 in Esbjerg on 22 February 1946. 6 airmen have no known grave.

See No.192 Squadron RAF - Wikipedia * No. 192 Squadron - a specialist RCM (radio counter measures) squadron * Halifax Print * Halifax - Bless 'Em All.

Halifax * Halifax-BC Museum.Canada * Halifax-RAF Museum * Halifax-The Yorkshire Air Museum * LAN-HAL

Halifax III MZ342 DT-B took off from RAF Foulsham at 19.41 hrs on 08 FEB 1945. (Source: Aircrew Remembered has this.)  See p391MACR. 8 airmen.