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Lewis C Johnson

Military

Lewis Johnson served as a nose gunner and armorer for the 445th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Tibenham, England.

Service

Units served with

  • 445th Bomb Group

    445th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 445th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Tibenham, Norfolk. The crews' first mission was bombing U-boat installations at Kiel on 13 December 1943. The Group continued to hit strategic targets in Germany, including the aircraft components factory...

  • 702nd Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-7601

    B-24 Liberator

  • 41-29122

    B-24 Liberator
    Per records on 445bg.org: Lost propeller on number one engine on mission 12-24-1943. Emergency landing at Tibenham, England. Plane was salvaged 12-25-1943. Account of nose gunner Lewis C Johnson, also stated that when the prop came off it damaged...

Associated Place

  • Tibenham

    Military site : airfield
    Tibenham was built in 1941-1942 by W and C French Ltd with a standard 2,000 yard main runway, and two other runways both 1,400 feet in length. Accommodation was provided for a full USAAF heavy bomber group in dispersed sites. Personnel of the 320th...

Events

Event Location Date
Lived in Southport, ME, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 March 2017 18:04:51 ericdowneast Changes to awards
Sources

From published book, based on interviews with the individual.
Source: Southport, The War Years, an Island Remembers. By Sarah Sherman Brewer.

Date Contributor Update
19 March 2017 17:58:13 ericdowneast Changes to unit associations
Sources

From published book, based on interviews with the individual.
Source: Southport, The War Years, an Island Remembers. By Sarah Sherman Brewer.
USAAC Records.

Date Contributor Update
19 March 2017 17:54:35 ericdowneast Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

From published book, based on interviews with the individual.
Source: Southport, The War Years, an Island Remembers. By Sarah Sherman Brewer.

Date Contributor Update
19 March 2017 17:31:14 ericdowneast Changes to highest rank
Sources

From published book, based on interviews with the individual.
Source: Southport, The War Years, an Island Remembers. By Sarah Sherman Brewer.

Date Contributor Update
19 March 2017 17:27:28 ericdowneast Changes to role
Sources

Based on published interview of the individual.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:52 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Birsic / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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