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Brig. Gen. Leon W. Johnson and Brig. Gen. Malcolm Grow, Chief surgeon of U.S. Army Air forces in ETO, and eight members of bomber crews recently visited a factory which manufactures flak suits and helmets. The eight crew members owe their lives to flak suits. During the visit, Tom Beasley, oldest employee of the factory, presented Brig Gen Johnson and Brig Gen Grow with commando knives.



  • Malcolm Grow

    Military | Major General | Director Medical Services
    Chief Flight Surgeon, Army Air Corps, 1934 - 1939. 8th Air Force Surgeon, June 1942 - January 1944. Director of Medical Services January 1944 to January 1945. Post-war Air Surgeon, USAF, September 1945 to 30 November 1949. (Capt. Russian Imperial...

  • Leon Johnson

    Military | Brigadier General | Pilot; Commanding Officer
    Superior leadership during the Ploesti raid 1 August 1943 in B-24 #41-23817 'Suzy Q. ' ...


Date Contributor Update
25 April 2018 15:50:53 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption and person associations