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"1st Lt Norman T Johnson, Vernal, UT - 492nd Ftr Sq, 48th FG. Shot down while flying interdiction near the Normandy beachhead on 7-Jun-44, with the aid of American airborne troops, he was repatriated and returned to duty."

Shot down 15-Jun-44 dive bombing marshalling yards in P-47D 42-75078 and killed in action (KIA).



  • 9th Air Force
  • 48th Fighter Group

    48th Fighter Group

    The Group moved to England in March 1944 and were stationed at Ibsley where the pilots trained in P-47s in preparation for the Allied invasion of Normandy. The wartime motto was in Latin 'vulneratus non victus' (Unconquered even though wounded). ...

  • 492nd Fighter Squadron


  • Norman Johnson

    Military | Flight Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
    Flew combat in the Aleutians campaign, for outstanding service over Kiska, he was awarded the air medal by General Butler. After a period of leave he was assigned to 492FS, 48FG, 9AF USAAF in Jan-44. Shot down while flying interdiction near the...


Date Contributor Update
28 March 2018 20:03:10 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption and unit associations