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Edward F Johnson

Military

Killed when B24J 42-51241 was apparently caught in propwash, and was thrown over on its back on the way back from mission 920. The crew did not have time to escape the aircraft before it started to break up, and it crashed close to St Lawrence, with all crew lost.

Service

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...

  • 409th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-51241

    B-24 Liberator
    B24J 42-51241 was apparently caught in propwash, and was thrown over on its back on the way back from mission 920. The crew did not have time to escape the aircraft before it started to break up, and it crashed close to St Lawrence's church, South Cove...

Missions

Events

Event Location Date
Born Tennessee, USA 26 January 1926
Enlisted 29 June 1944
Died South Cove, Beccles, Suffolk NR34, UK 31 March 1945
Buried 22 April 1949

Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Sec: 15, Site: 75

Buried with 4 other crewmembers:
Oliver Jones
Wade Pitt
Ray Stone
Marvin Tucker

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 April 2015 16:50:38 usxpat Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

Find A Grave Memorial# 85812231
http://www.usaafdata.com/
photos and description of the crash: http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/ukcr3.htm

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:08:20 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / roster

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