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Herbert E Johnson Jr


CO 77th FS 20th FG - Deputy CO 20th FG Nov 13, 1943 - August 3, 1944
303:45 combat hours
1 x FW-190 + 1 x DO-217 + 1 x ME-210 + 1/2 x HE-177 destroyed air
P-38J s/n 42-104067 LC+V "Little Bug"


Units served with

  • 20th Fighter Group

    20th Fighter Group

    In August 1943, the 20th Fighter Group arrived in Clyde, Scotland, before travelling to Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, which was to be their base for the rest of the war. The Group flew 312 missions before their last mission on 25 April 1945. The...

  • 77th Fighter Squadron


  • 42-104067 Little Bug

    P-38 Lightning
    Assigned to 1Lt Irwin Fernandes 77th FS. When lost was flown by 2Lt Walter Perra 77th FS.

Associated Place

  • Kings Cliffe

    Military site : airfield
    Kings Cliffe began as a satellite air base for the Group based at nearby Wittering. The 56th Fighter Group, however, were all based at Kings Cliffe and it was here that the pilots trained in P-47 Thunderbolts and flew their first missions in the...


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Date Contributor Update
16 June 2022 23:48:53 fugari Changes to highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, aircraft associations and media associations

JCook Photo Collection & Archives

Date Contributor Update
12 December 2018 14:09:32 general ira snapsorter Changes to unit associations

Unit roster in book Duxford Eagles by the Duxford Aviation Society 1989 edition

Date Contributor Update
29 November 2017 16:18:47 general ira snapsorter Changes to service number, highest rank and unit associations

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:50 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / King's Cliffe Memorial Edition