by Wes Ray
(Creston, IA USA)
Kenneth Butler was my father's cousin. He enlisted after Pearl Harbor. My understanding was originally he was a B-17 co-pilot before being promoted to a B-24 pilot. He was on one of the first Ploesti raids and was killed early in the war, in either June or July of 1942. Their plane went down over the Mediterranean and was lost with no survivors. Until I discovered your website I never knew the name of their plane (Florine Jo Jo). I would be interested in hearing from others who may have known Kenny or know more about the mission he was lost on. Thank you.
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