Paul A. Butterbaugh – Master Sergeant, United States Air Force

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From a contemporary press report:

Services for Paul A. Butterbaugh will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. Butterbaugh died Friday, November 10, 2000, after a long illness. He served 21 years in the military and was a Pearl Harbor survivor.

He flew 27 missions in B-17s during World War II in the South Pacific. He received the Purple Heart, Distinguished Flying Cross and numerous other awards and decorations. He was a volunteer at the Museum of Aviation at Robins Air Force Base and was  treasurer of the Third Chapter of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothea Smith Butterbaugh; children Robert A. Butterbaugh of Burlington, Vt., Paul Butterbaugh Jr. of Macon, Sharon Schwartz of Madison Heights, Va., and Peggy Brooks of Manassas, Va.; brother William Butterbaugh of Altoona, Pa.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hospice of Northern Virginia, P.O. Box 1576, Merrifield, Va. 22116-1576, or the Hospice of Houston County, 2066 Watson Blvd., Warner Robins 31093-3634. Price Funeral Home in Manassas, Va., has charge of arrangements.

BUTTERBAUGH, PAUL ALFRED

  • MSGT   US AIR FORCE
  • VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 01/22/1939 – 01/22/1958
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 04/20/1917
  • DATE OF DEATH: 11/10/2000
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: 11/22/2000
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 65  SITE 2662
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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