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Walter John Johnson

Military

From Erie Pennsylvania. Joined USArmy Air Corp in 1942. After flight training he was assigned to 700 Bomb Sqdn, 445 Bomber Group at Tibenham England Dec 16, 1943. Flew 30 Missions. Returned to USA and was Discharged in 1945.

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...

  • 700th Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 156

    16 December 1943
    This is a massive mission of 631 heavy bombers directed at the port area of Bremen, Germany. The force of 631 included 1 PFF-equipped B-17s from 482BG dispersed among the attacking formations. The mission is composed of three elements. The first...

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

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 September 2021 09:52:05 johnsonwpaul Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

Fro Walter Johnson's records

Date Contributor Update
12 September 2021 09:48:36 johnsonwpaul Changes to media associations
Sources

From Walter Johnson's war records

Date Contributor Update
12 September 2021 09:38:39 johnsonwpaul Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Walter Johnson's Discharge papers and commendation award certificates.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:26:55 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Birsic & Page 310 in the book SECOND AIR DIVISION by Turner Publishing Co 1998 edition, D790.A2S45 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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