Buttelmann with his F-86 Sabre in Korea
|Born||June 26, 1929|
Queens, New York, U.S.
|Died||September 16, 2019 (aged 90)|
Frankfort, Illinois, U.S.
|Service/branch||United States Air Force|
|Years of service||1952–1979|
Distinguished Flying Cross
Air Medal (26)
Henry "Hank" Buttelmann (June 26, 1929 – September 16, 2019) was an American fighter pilot of the United States Air Force in the Korean War and Vietnam War. He had seven victories over enemy aircraft in Korea, making him a flying ace. He gained his fifth kill on June 30, 1953, just after his 24th birthday, which made him the youngest ace of the war.
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- News, Filed under. "Henry Buttelmann, the youngest Korean War ace, has passed away". World Warbird News. Retrieved 2019-09-29.