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Jack Hayden Johnson


Enlisted in Gainesville, TX, where he was working in 1942. Trained at Camp Wolters, Texas, Barksdale in Louisiana, Drane Field in Lakeland, and Ft. Myers, Florida, then served at RAF Honington in England from 1942 - November 1945. He returned on the Queen Mary, landing at NY, then heading to Ft. Dix,
NJ. He took a train to Lakeland, FL, before heading back to his family in Dallas. He later joined the Naval Reserve and had some additional training at Ft. Polk, LA.

Last person to interview and photograph Glenn Miller before his untimely death.

Good Conduct Medal



  • Alton Miller

    Military | Major | Band Leader, Entertainer
    Glenn Miller enlisted in the US Army Air Force in 1942 leaving behind a successful music career. He was appointed as a Captain in the Army Specialist Corps and specialized in raising soldiers' morale through music. Miller organized the Glenn Miller...

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Units served with

  • Headquarters (8th Air Force)

    Headquarters (8th Air Force)

    8th Air Force Headquarters opened in London under the command of General Carl A Spaatz on 19 June 1942. It oversaw all Commands, Wings and Groups engaged in the Strategic Bombing Campaign until February 1944, when it became US Strategic Air Forces in...

Associated Place

  • High Wycombe

    Military site : non-airfield
    High Wycome known as Daws Hill was the Headquarters of Eighth Air Force Bomber Command (Pinetree). Situated on land and in a house formerly occupied by Wycombe Abbey School and restored to them by the US on 9 May 1946. ...


Event Location Date
Born Dallas, Texas 7 October 1918
Died Dallas, Texas 27 December 2011


Date Contributor Update
18 June 2019 07:06:42 Emily Changes to middlename, biography, awards, events, person associations and place associations

Information provided by the Daughter of Jack Hayden Johnson

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:13:51 AAM AAM ingest

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