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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1914

Vol. VI
p1682
5236

(Born Texas)

John W. Butts

(Ap'd Texas)

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(John William Butts, Born Sept. 26, 1890, Austin, TX.)a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, March 1, 1910, to June 12, 1914, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 3d Cavalry.

Served: At Mission, Texas, Sept. 14, 1914, to April 1, 1915; at San Antonio, Texas, April 1 to Sept. 20, 1915; at Fort Brown, Texas, Sept. 21 to Dec. 23, 1915;

(Attached to Aviation Section, Signal Corps, Jan. 1, 1916)

at San Diego, Cal., undergoing instruction in flying, Jan. 1 to

p1683 (First Lieut. of Cavalry, July 1, 1916)

Aug. 13, 1916; with Punitive Expedition into Mexico, on staff of General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Pershing and member of 1st Aero Squadron, Aug. 14, 1916, to

(Captain, Junior Military Aviator, Sept. 1, 1916)

Jan. 16, 1917; at Mineola, Long Island, N. Y., at Aviation School, Feb. 1 to

(Captain of Cavalry, June 1, 1917)

(Major, Aviation, Signal Corps, June 1, 1917)

July 13, 1917; Department Aeronautical Officer, Eastern Department, July 13 to Sept. 12, 1917; at Mineola, L. I., at Aviation School, Sept. 12 to Dec. 15, 1917; at Love Field, Texas, Dec. 18, 1917, to May 15, 1918; at Call Field, Texas, May 15 to

(Major of Cavalry, National Army, June 17, 1918)

June 30, 1918; at Washington, D. C., Liaison Officer between Air Service and the Training and Instruction Branch, War College Division, General Staff, July, 1918, to Jan. 23, 1919; at Souther Field, Americus, Ga., on aviation duty, Jan. 25 to April 3, 1919, when in an aeroplane accidentb he was

Killed, April 3, 1919, at Americus, Ga.: Aged 28.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1920.

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.


Thayer's Notes:

a Maj. Butts' birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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b The other aviator in the plane was Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Frederick T. Dickman, who also died.


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