THIS SITE IS DEDICATED TO CECIL ARTHUR “BUTCH” BUTLER

AND THE CREW OF AVRO LANCASTER ME334 (TL-Q)

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This is the story of Cecil Arthur “Butch” Butler, who was one of the 55,573 airmen from Bomber Command who lost their lives during World War II.

The information was initially put together in 2011 to provide his daughter and her family with a summary of his service life.

As he did not leave any diaries, log books or records of his life, his story had to be pieced together from his service record. However, with the use of photographs, documents and anecdotes from the period it was possible to produce this resumé of his likely training and operational duties as a flight engineer on a Lancaster bomber.

Sadly, his untimely death at the age of 32 means that we can’t record the sights, sounds and smells that he experienced, nor the emotions that he felt.


Last Updated: November 2015

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