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Well Remembered—Capt. Harry Butler

21 September 2016

36° 46′ 04″ S / 137° 55′ 32″ E

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Bronze of Capt. Harry Butler in Minlaton Australia—Weekend Notes/Steve Hudson image

Captain Butler was a brave man who fought in the air during World War I but is best recalled for bringing aviation to southern Australia, near Adelaide. More than that, he pioneered air mail as well as aerial photographyand he did so with élan and style. He brought two aircraft with him but it is his Bristol M.1C named Red Devil which is the center of the memorial to him located in Minlaton Australia. Steve Hudson of Weekend Notes has this excellent article on the man as well as the memorial—and our thanks to Ross Sharp for his post of the Bristol M.1C leading us to this knowledge.

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Capt. Harry Butler Memorial panels—Weekend Notes/Steve Hudson image

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The Captain Harry Butler Memorial in Minlaton Australia—Weekend Notes/Steve Hudson image

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Capt. Butler’s Bristol M.1C “Red Devil” (both the man and the aircraft were ahead of their time)—Weekend Notes/Steve Hudson image

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Life sized bronze of Capt. Butler at his memorial in Minlaton Australia—Weekend Notes/Steve Hudson image

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Minlaton mural recalling the events pioneered by Capt. Harry Butler—Weekend Notes/Steve Hudson image

 

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. 21 September 2016 09:03

    Joe…I like it that you are bringing into your site; information about aviators/aviation like this that we might not know about from other parts of the world…..thanks.

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      22 September 2016 08:25

      Thanks again David 🙂

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