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Thomas A Johnson


Shot down 16 August 1943 in B-17 #42-30001. Killed in Action (KIA).



  • Raymond Bidwell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Shot down 16 August 1943 in B-17 #42-30001. Killed in Action (KIA).

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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. ...

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 526th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-30001 MARY ANN

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/3/43; Smoky Hill 3/4/43; Dow Fd 15/4/43; Assigned 526BS/379BG [LF-E] Kimbolton 23/6/43; Missing in Action Le Bourget 16/8/43 with Raymond H. Bidwell, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Cannell, Ball turret gunner: Tom Johnson...


Event Location Date
Born Northfield, Jackson County, Wisconsin, USA 9 August 1920

Northfield, Jackson County, Wisconsin, USA

Killed in Action (KIA) France 16 August 1943
Died 16 August 1943
Buried Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial


Date Contributor Update
11 January 2020 03:54:48 jmoore43 Changes to events

Added a Born and Burial info per Find-a-grave Memorial ID 56373309.

Date Contributor Update
11 January 2020 03:40:35 jmoore43 Changes to biography and unit associations

Added a "-" to the A/C serial # in the "Summary biography" for readability. Added a connection to 8th AF.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:47 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 1297 / MACR 1297;  379th Bombardment Group Anthology, pg 275 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database