From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Anthony Butler '50

Date of birth: May 21, 1926

Date of death: May 26, 1952

Age: 26

Lucky Bag

From the 1950 Lucky Bag:


From USNA 1950:

Tony was in Yale University's class of 1947, in ROTC, before entering the Naval Academy. Upon graduation, he chose the Air Force and received navigator, bombadier and radar observor training at Perrin AFB, TX; Ellington AFB, TX and Mather AFB, CA. He was killed in a B-45 aircraft crash at Langley AFB, VA.

Two others aboard were also lost; the date of the crash was May 26, 1952. Anthony was survived by his wife and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Class of 1950

Anthony is one of 36 members of the Class of 1950 on Virtual Memorial Hall.