We Fight by Night! – Sergeant William Louis Butler

We Fight by Night

On page 3 of Gerard’s album we have captions to guide us in our time travel!

We are thus able to pay homage to some of Gerard’s friends who were probably stationed also at West Malling with 264 Squadron. Clues are plentiful as you can see if you click on the image for a larger view. They seem to have visited The Monastery at West Malling in the winter of 1941-1942.

Just a wild guess…

Collection Flight Sergeant Gerard Pelletier courtesy Chantal St-Amour

The names of Lou Butler, “Bubbles” Chandler, Fred Gash, and Jock Muir were written down by Gerard for posterity.

Who was Lou Butler?

Lou Butler

Lou Butler, Jock Muir, and “Bubbles” Chandler

I was lucky to find him on the Internet.

This is part of the PDF document below where we have a list of New Zealanders who fought in the Battle of Britain..

Lou Butler nz-battle-of-britain-list

Sergeant William Louis Butler is nowhere else to be found on the Internet except now on this blog.


Note

Flight Sergeant Gerard Pelletier’s niece has scanned her uncle’s album, and she is sharing it with everyone. If you use these images, please give due credit to Chantal St-Amour, and please don’t use them for commercial purposes.

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We Fight by Night!

We Fight by Night

Collection Flight Sergeant Gerard Pelletier courtesy Chantal St-Amour
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The above picture is a Boulton Paul Defiant Mk. I. This photo was probably taken at West Malling where RAF 264 Squadron was stationed when Flight Sergeant Gerard Pelletier was with that squadron. The caption does not tell.

Now this is page 3 of the album with captions!

Collection Flight Sergeant Gerard Pelletier courtesy Chantal St-Amour
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Next time, I will try to find more information about who were “Bubbles” Chandler, Fred Gash, Lou Butler, and Jock Muir.


Note

Flight Sergeant Gerard Pelletier’s niece has scanned her uncle’s album, and she is sharing it with everyone. If you use these images, please give due credit to Chantal St-Amour, and please don’t use them for commercial purposes.

To contact us, please leave a comment or use this contact form below.

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The Album

Flight Sergeant documented his service with the RAF and later with the RCAF with this photo album.

This is page 2.

We Fight by Night


Collection Flight Sergeant Gerard Pelletier courtesy Chantal St-Amour
Click on the image for a larger view

It’s a Boulton Paul Defiant Mk. I most probably with RAF 264 Squadron based at West Malling.

There is one caption.

We Fight by Night!

Flight Sergeant Gerard Pelletier’s niece has scanned her uncle’s album, and she is sharing it with everyone. If you use these images, please give due credit to Chantal St-Amour, and please don’t use them for commercial purposes.

She never met her uncle, but she feels so close to him through his pictures.

Collection Flight Sergeant Gerard Pelletier courtesy Chantal St-Amour

Collection Flight Sergeant Gerard Pelletier courtesy Chantal St-Amour

Next time, page 3 of the album.

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