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Alfred P Johansen

Military

Reported to the ETO on 08 Jul 1944. Completed 35 missions from 13 July-26 Nov 1944. Departed the ETO in December 1944.

AM 3/OLC; DFC; ETO 3 stars

Service

People

  • Robert Gilmont

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    He flew on Alfred P. Johansen crew. Reported to the ETO on 08 Jul 1944. Completed tour 18 Dec 1944. AM 4OLC,

  • Erwin Keepman

    Military | Major | Bombardier | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    He flew on Alfred Johansen crew. Reported to ETO on 08 Jul 1944. AM 3OLC, DFC,

  • John Wright

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Flew a total of 30 missions from 17 July 1944 to 16 November 1944. He flew on Alfred Johansen crew. B-17 "Ice Cold Katie" was the ship he originally flew on. Reported to ETO on 08 Jul 1944. Departed Nov 1944. DFC; Air Medal w 3/olc, EAME Ribbon

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Units served with

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Group
    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 369th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-97181 'Steady Hedy'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 6/2/44; Hunter 22/2/44; Morrison 5/3/44; Dow Fd 8/4/44; Assigned 327BS/92BG [UX-X] Podington 9/4/44; transferred 369BS/306BG [WW-B] Thurleigh 25/4/44; 327BS/92BG [UX-X] Podington 9/5/45 to; 139m, Salvaged 31/10/45. STEADY HEDY. ...

Associated Place

  • Thurleigh

    Military site : airfield
    Built for RAF use in 1941-42, Thurleigh was initially used by RAF Bomber Command before being handed over to the Eighth Air Force. Its runways and hardstandings were improved, and the B-17s of the 306th Bomb Group began using the base. It was their...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:03:23 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

306th BG Association Directory, 1 September 1999 Edition, 306th BGA Collection, Russell Strong Index Cards, / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://www.306bg.org/crewphotos/Crew%20Pictures%20Adam-Rector/Crew%20Pic...

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