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Donald J Johnston

Military

Assigned to 328BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. Lt John Stauffacher crew. ETD

Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

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  • John Stauffacher

    Military | 93rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 328BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

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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. ...

  • 93rd Bomb Group

    93rd Bomb Group

    Group
    93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated 1-March-1942 at Barksdale Field, Louisiana. On 15-May-1942 the Group moved to Ft. Myers, Florida to continue advanced flight training and also to fly anti-submarine patrols over the Gulf of Mexico; they...

  • 328th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-23722 'Bomerang'

    B-24 Liberator
    B-24D serial 41-23722 'Bomerang' (coded GO-C) of the 328th BS, 93rd BG. Survivor of the first raid on the Ploesti oil refinery complex. Returned safely to Libya. First 8th AF Liberator to complete 50 missions. After completing 53 missions, was flown...

Associated Place

  • Hardwick

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF bomber airfield, Hardwick was used first by the 310th Bomb Group, equipped with B-25 Mitchells. In December 1943, the B-24 Liberators of the 93rd Bomb Group moved in, and remained until the end of the war, flying over 330 missions....

Events

Event Location Date
Born Lewistown, PA 30 August 1923
Based Hardwick 1943 – 1944

Assigned to 328BS, 93BG, 8AF USAAF.

Enlisted Greensburg, PA 23 April 1943

Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Discharged USAAF 7 October 1945

Honourable discharge.

Died New Kensington, PA 15 July 2004

New Kensington, PA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 December 2019 18:57:29 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/record/87336924-donald-j-johnston
https://www.fold3.com/record/19658689-donald-j-johnston
https://www.fold3.com/record/624555996-donald-johnston-1923

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:35 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

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

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