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PersonID19630485
NameButterfield, Douglas Holman
BranchUSAF
RankCaptain
Graduation1963
KIA Date6/5/1967
SquadronCS 11
Home TownVista
Home StateCA
High SchoolVista High School
High School ActivitiesFootball, Tennis, Wrestling
Post High SchoolPalomar Junior College
Academy ExperiencesGroup Cmdr, Flt Tng Off., Ski Club, Supt's List (4 yrs)
Academic Degree MajorB.S. - Engineering Sciences-USAFA, M.S. - Astronautics-Purdue U
Active Duty AssignmentsGrad Study - Purdue Univ (1 yr), Plt Tng, Pilot F-100, Pilot O-1G, FAC 1St Cav Div
KIA ConflictVietnam
Combat InformationRash FAC, 0-1G, 20 TASS, 504 TASG, Danang RVN, detached to An Khe & 1st Cav (Army)
Killed In Action MissionFlying visual recce when shot down by enemy ground fire 5 NM northeast of An Khe on 5 June 1967
Next of KinAllison J. (wife),Margaret C (daughter), Mr & Mrs Jackson B Butterfield (parents)
Burial SiteUSAFA
MIA Information
Aeronautical Speciality RatingPilot
Notable Decoration AwardsPH
CommentsUSAFA Distinguished Graduate, ranked 8/500, Honored on the FAC Memorial located in Memorial Park, Colorado Springs, CO
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