MISSING IN ACTION
August 1944 to November 1951

COPY OF LETTER FROM
HEADQUARTERS, ARMY AIR FORCES
Office of the Commanding General
Washington, D.C.

September 4, 1945

My Dear Mrs. Buxton,
With deepest regret I have learned that an official determination has been made of the death of your son, Second Lieutenant John Milton Buxton, who has been missing in action since August 16, 1944, in the European area.

It has been brought to my attention that Lieutenant Buxton exhibited an eager attitude toward his cadet training and left an excellent record when he graduated as a pilot from Ellington Field. As an officer, he proved himself worthy of a commission by responsible leadership and careful execution of assignment, and he contributed importantly to the activities of his group.

I hope the memory that your son courageously served and gave his best for our cause will help to console you in your sorrow. My heartfelt sympathy is offered to you and other members of the family on behalf of General H.H. Arnold, Commanding General, Army Air Forces, who is temporarily away from Headquarters.

Very Sincerely,
Ira C. Eaker
Lieutenant General, U.S. Army
Deputy Commander, Army Air Forces