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Edward Glen Johnson

Military

Assigned to 828BS, 485BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Bucharest, Romania in B-24 42-52701 28-Jun-44; Shot down by E/A, baled out Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 6820/8339

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

People

  • John Crouchley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 485th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 828BS, 485BG, 15AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) Bucharest, Romania in B-24 42-52701 28-Jun-44; Shot down by E/A, held A/C stable to enable his crew to bale out, unable to escape himself. Killed in Action(KIA) MACR...

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Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 485th Bomb Group

    485th Bomb Group

    Group
    The wing was originally constituted as the 485th Bombardment Group (Heavy) and activated on 20 September 1943.[6] Its original squadrons were the newly activated 828th, 829th, and 830th Bombardment Squadrons, which were joined a few days later by the...

  • 828th Bomb Squadron

    828th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Activated as a B-24 Liberator squadron in late 1943. assigned to II Bomber Command for training in B-24 Liberators. Primarily trained in Nebraska and received deployment orders for the Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO) in March 1944. ...

Aircraft

  • 42-52701 Miss Yankee Rebel

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 828BS, 485BG, 15AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Bucharest, Romania 28-Jun-44; Attacked by E/A, starting fires in the #2 and #3 engines. 2Lt Crouchley then dove the A/C to put out the fires successfully. Crew continued to fight of attacks...

Associated Place

  • Venosa

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Born Pisgah, Pike County, Arkansas 13 October 1921

Son of Charlie J and Noba Snow [Henderson] Johnson.

Enlisted Little Rock, Arkansas 17 August 1942

Enlisted Little Rock, Arkansas,
Residing Delight, Pike County, Arkansas

Based Venosa, Italy 10 May 1944 – 28 June 1944

Assigned to 828BS, 485BG, 15AF USAAF.

Shot Down Plovdiv, Bulgaria 28 June 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Bucharest, Romania in B-24 42-52701 28-Jun-44; Shot down by E/A, baled out POW MACR 6820/8339

Prisoner of War (POW) Shumen, Bulgaria 28 June 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Churen, Bulgaria.

Died Dallas, Texas 2 October 2002
Buried Laurel Oaks Memorial Park, TX 5 October 2002

Laurel Oaks Memorial Park
Mesquite, Dallas County, Texas, USA Plot
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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 May 2019 08:49:47 Al_Skiff Changes to biography, events and unit associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/29101743
https://www.fold3.com/image/614386592
https://www.fold3.com/record/90375805-edward-g-johnson
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/120926470/edward-g-johnson

Date Contributor Update
07 February 2019 19:55:50 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=60901&h=2592918...
https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=3693&h=30985535...
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/120926470

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