Joseph Gipson BUTLER

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BUTLER, Joseph Gipson

Service Number: 408820
Enlisted: 23 May 1941, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Pilot Officer
Last Unit: Not yet discovered
Born: Tallangatta, Victoria, Australia, 27 April 1919
Home Town: Tallangatta, Towong, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Garage Mechanic
Died: Flying Battle, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, 20 April 1943, aged 23 years
Cemetery: Adelaide River War Cemetery
Plot C, Row B, Grave 14
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Tallangatta RSL War Memorial
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Pilot Officer, SN 408820
23 May 1941: Enlisted Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, SN 408820, Melbourne, Victoria
23 May 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, SN 408820
Date unknown: Discharged Royal Australian Air Force, Pilot Officer, SN 408820

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Biography

Plane was Hudsons A16-193 crashed near Millimgimbie, Australia. An explosion ws heard soon after the aircraft took off at 0610 and it crashed into a clupl of trees

Biography contributed by David Barlow

Mid-air collision of RAAF Lockheed Hudson A16-197 & A16-183 of Number 2 Squadron shortly after take-off from Millingimbi airstrip, NT

Crew of A16-197 killed:

Flying Officer Jack Laws 412979 - Son of Frederick Joseph and Mabel Ethel Laws of Coolah, NSW

Pilot Officer Joseph Gipson Butler 408820 - Son of Benjamin Gipson Butler and Alice Josephine Butler of Tallangatta, Victoria

Pilot Officer William Julius Henderson Gove 401636 - Son of Robert Vivian and Vera Masden Drayton Gove & Husband of Patricia Walcott Gove of Toorak, Victoria

Flying Officer Keith Edmund Daniel 402852 - Son of Edmund Blair Wentworth Daniel and Ruby Annie Daniel & Husband of Ailsa Sutton Daniel of Wahroonga, NSW

Flight Sergeant Thomas William Wilson 408899 - Son of Thomas and Jean Hunter Wilson of Geelong West, Victoria

Crew of A16-183 killed:

Flying Officer Keith Rossly Mills 405637 - Son of Andrew Samuel and Laura Mills of Brisbane, Queensland

Pilot Officer Trevor William Bassan 411985 - Son of William Herbert and Catherine Bassan & Husband of Edna May Bassan of Rozelle, NSW

Sergeant Harold Herbert Keith Hadley 411904 - Son of Frederick Herbert and Ada Mary Hadley of Mona Vale, NSW

Pilot Officer John Loughman Barnes 404946 - Son of Harold Claude and Constance Charlotte Barnes & Husband of Nena Bryden Barnes of Mitchell, Queensland

Flying Officer Noel Edward John 409551 - Son of Edward and Grace John of Burwood, NSW

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