Leading Aircraftman William Stanley BUTLER

Service No: 412898
Born: Grenfell NSW, 11 June 1920
Enlisted in the RAAF: 15 August 1941
Unit: No. 6 Service Flying Training School, Mallala SA
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 6 Service Flying Training School Anson aircraft W2370), Lake Albert SA, 3 June 1942, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Young Cemetery, NSW
CWGC Additional Information: Son of John and Barbara Niamo Butler, of Young
Roll of Honour: Young NSW
Remembered: Panel 115, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Soldiers Memorial Clock Tower and Memorial Boards, Young NSW
Remembered: Commonwealth Bank of Australia Honour Rolls, Sydney NSW

On 3 June 1942, Anson W2370 crashed into Lake Albert near Meningie, South Australia, when carrying out a forced landing at night. The four on board the aircraft lost their lives in the crash.

The crew members of W2370 were:

Sergeant Finlay Emmerson Anderson (401888) (Observer)
Leading Aircraftman William Stanley Butler (412898) (Supernumerary)
Sergeant Joseph Gray Myers (411254) (Wireless Air Gunner)
Sergeant Graeme Yeoman Wadlow (403968) (Pilot)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 163/94/224; A9845, 78
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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