Sergeant Samuel Leslie BUTTERFIELD DFM

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 563441 (RAF)
Born: Date, Location unavailable
Enlisted in the RAF: Date unavailable
Unit: No. 213 Squadron (RAF)
Awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM)
Died: Air Operations: (No. 213 Squadron Hurricane I aircraft P3789), English Channel, 11 August 1940, Aged 27 Years
Buried: Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Samuel Harold and Evelyn Butterfield; husband of Dorothy Louise Butterfield, of Windsor
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Commemorative Roll, Australian War Memorial, Canberra

While on patrol on 11 August 1940, Sergeant Butterfield in Hurricane P3789 was shot down at 1100 hours off Portland.


Australian War Memorial Commemorative Roll On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Franks, Norman L R Royal Air Force Fighter Command Losses of the Second World war Volume 1 Operational Losses: Aircraft and Crews 1939-1941, Midland Publishing Leicester UK, 1997

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