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.


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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2 thoughts on “We Fight by Night! – Sergeant William Louis Butler

  1. Lou Butler was injured in 1941 while taking off on an operational flight.

    The New Zealand Herald March 18, 1941 edition


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