|Butler, Danel A.
Danel A. Butler, son of Mrs. Mamie R. Butler of Canyon, has been posthumously
awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart and Air Medal with two
clusters. His mother received the awards from Brig. Gen. Carl W. Connell at
special ceremonies at Amarillo Army Air Field. Sgt. Butler, tail and waist
gunner and engineer on a liberator of the 93rd Bombardment Group, was killed in
combat over Germany 1 April 1944. He was born at Tulia and moved with his
parents to Canyon in 1934, and starred in football, basketball, and track at
high school there. Butler was awarded the DFC for participating in the
August 1, 1943 raid on the Ploesti oil refineries in Romania. On that mission
his plane crashed in Turkey. He and other crew members bailed out safely and
were interned for six months. He returned to his base January 1944. The
Tulia Herald, 10 May 1945.
|Caraway Lt. Archie
First Lieutenant Archie Caraway,
son of Mr.and Mrs. S. A. Caraway of Torrence, CA, formerly of Tulia, died Monday
morning May 7 from injuries received in a plane accident at Liberal Army Air
Field, Liberal, KS. His body has been brought to Tulia for burial, and funeral
arrangements are pending the arrival of his brother, Eddie Caraway, of Redondo
Beach, CA, who has just entered the Army at Ft. Bliss, TX. Other survivors
who will be present for the funeral are two brothers, Ray Caraway and wife of
Redondo Beach, CA; one sister, Mrs. C. P. Norton of New Orleans, LA; an uncle,
Claude Brooks, Redondo Beach, CA; a great aunt, Mrs. W. B. Minnick, 84 years
old, of Plainview and Mrs. J. A. Clynch of Electra; Mrs. Will Evans and Mrs. D.
M. Julian of Plainview. Lt Caraway recently had been specially selected
for four engine bomber pilot training. He received his flying training at Pine
Bluff, AR; Perring Field, Sherman, TX; and the BAFS at Waco, TX. He graduated
from advanced training March 21, 1943. Prior to going to Liberal, KS, Lt Caraway
spent two years as instructor at Childress Army Air Field, Childress, TX.
Born August 27, 1923, in Tulia, Lt. Caraway attended Tulia schools from which he
graduated. He was an aircraft electrician prior to entering the service.
The Tulia Herald, 10 May 1945.
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