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Paul E Johnston

Military

Was shot down by enemy aircraft while on a bombing run to Bremen, Germany. Collided with another aircraft 13 November 1943 in B-24 42-24226 'Utah Man' as it was spiraling down. Prisoner of War (POW) from Nov. 1943-May 1945.

Service

People

  • Robert Cox

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 93rd Bomb Group
    Collided with another aircraft 13 November 1943 in B-24 #4224226 'Utah Man. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Units served with

  • 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...

  • 330th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-24226 'Joisey Bounce' - 'Utah Man'

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D, SN #41-24226, 'Joisey Bounce' was assigned to Pilot Col. Walter T. Stewart of the 330 Bomb Squadron, 93rd Bomb Group, 8th Air Force, for the famous mission to bomb the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania, Aug 1,1943. Col. Stewart changed his...

Missions

  • Operation Tidal Wave

    1 August 1943
    Operation TIDAL WAVE. B24D Liberators attack the oil refineries at Ploesti, Romania. The bombers flew low to avoid radar detection and dropped time delayed bombs. Out of the 177 B-24s that took part in the raid 167 managed to attack their targets. 57 B...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Louisville, KY, USA 17 May 1916
Enlisted 17 February 1942
Prisoner of War (POW) Germany 13 November 1943 – May 1945
Died Tell City, IN, USA 1 August 1980

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 September 2019 14:41:19 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography
Sources

Ploesti Sortie Reports, 93rd Bomb Group

Date Contributor Update
05 July 2018 05:50:54 cathyjohnston Changes to biography
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cathyjohnston

Date Contributor Update
05 July 2018 05:48:00 cathyjohnston Changes to biography and events
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POW

Date Contributor Update
20 May 2015 07:22:16 cathyjohnston Changes to events and mission associations
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Daughter-in-law

Date Contributor Update
20 May 2015 07:14:11 cathyjohnston Changes to surname and person associations
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Daughter-in-law

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:21:11 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2179 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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