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Nils S Johnson


Killed In Service 24 March 1944 when PFF aircraft crashed into barracks on takeoff at 1245. KIS.


Units served with

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 867th Chemical Company


  • 42-97578

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 28/12/43; 1SAG Langley 24/1/44; Assigned 482BG (H2S) Alconbury 5/2/44; transferred 422BS/305BG [JJ-N] Chelveston 20/3/44; crashed on take off as Pathfinder crew to fly from Deenethorpe for Schweinfurt 24/3/44 with Bill Sellers, Co...

Associated Place

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...


Event Location Date
Died 24 March 1944
Buried Sweden


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:34 AAM AAM ingest

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