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DeLos Edward Johnson

Military

Assigned to 49BS, 2BG, 15AF. On mission to Sofia 24-Jan-44, ditched off Civitanova in B-17 42-29645, 15 miles east of Bari RTD.

Service

Units served with

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 2nd Bomb Group

    2nd Bomb Group

    Group
    Served on antisubmarine duty for several months after the U.S. entered World War II. In October 1942 was re-designated as 2d Bombardment Group (Heavy) and earmarked for combat. The group was transferred on paper to Geiger Field, Washington, where it...

  • 49th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29645 'Wiley Witch'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 23/1/43; Salina 29/1/43; Morrison 8/3/43; Assigned 49BS/2BG Navarin, Alg 17/4/43; Chateau-du-Rhumel, Alg 27/4/43; Ain M'Lila, Alg 17/6/43; Massicault, Tun 31/7/43; Bizerte, Tun 2/12/43; Amendola, It 9/12/43; Missing in Action Sofia 24...

  • 42-38089

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 8/12/43; Kearney 3/1/44; Savannah 17/1/44; Assigned 301BG Lucera 18/1/44; transferred 49BS/2BG Amendola 28/3/44; Missing in Action Vienna 16/6/44 with Shelby Vaughn, Co-pilot: Larry Fitzsimmons, Navigator: Chas Snure, Bombardier: Paul...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Ohio, USA 6 May 1908
Based April 1943

Assigned to 49BS, 2BG, 15AF.

Died Cleveland, OH, USA 23 April 1998
Buried Mayfield Heights, OH, USA May 1998

Acacia Masonic Memorial Park Cemetery
Mayfield Heights
Cuyahoga County
Ohio
USA

Ditched 15 miles off Bari, Italy

On mission to Sofia 24-Jan-44, ditched off Civitanova in B-17 42-29645, 15 miles east of Bari RTD.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 November 2016 18:19:51 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28607047/?terms=DeLos%20E%20Johnson
https://www.fold3.com/page/36853569_delos_e%20johnson/details/
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=164141755

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