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John W Johnson

Military

Assigned to 335BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 14 x combat missions.

Killed in Action (KIA) in B-17 42-30353 'Ten Knights in a Bar Room' on mission to Kiel, Germany 25-Jul-43 ??

Service

People

  • Levi Carter

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 335BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions. Flew with John Johnson and Robert Carson crews. Flew 1 missions with Bill Thomas crew. ETD Awards: DFC (OLC), AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Donald Crossley

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 333BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Crossley was credited with 12 confirmed e/a kills. A record for 8th AF gunners. ETD Awards: DFC (OLC), AM (3OLC), GC, WWII Victory, EMEA, American Campaign.

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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. ...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30353 'Ten Knights in a Bar Room'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 23/5/43; Gr Isle 3/6/43; Dow Fd 27/6/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-Z] Horham 27/6/43; 334BS [BG-C]; 38m, transferred 388BG Aphrodite Project [remote controlled flying bomb filled with Torpex explosives], Knettishall; 803BS RCM...

Associated Place

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

Events

Event Location Date
Died 25 July 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 July 2021 19:07:24 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, biography, person associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://95thbg.mmsw.eu/crew/217

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:16:48 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Combat Chronology Supplement p. 350, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey p. 503, WWII Memorial / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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