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P-47 Thunderbolt

Robert S. Johnson's aircraft from c. March 1943 to 26 June 1943.
Assigned to 36 F/G & lost 13 Aug 44



  • 36th Fighter Group

    36th Fighter Group

    The Group, as the 36th Pursuit Group, were part of the defence force for the Caribbean area and the Panama Canal in 1941, flying P-39s and P-40s out of Puerto Rico. By May 1944 the 36th Fighter Group were flying their first missions out of England...

  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...

  • 61st Fighter Squadron


  • Robert Johnson

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot | 56th Fighter Group
    Robert S Johnson enlisted in 1941 and shortly selected for flying training as a bomber pilot, he was commissioned in July 1942. In January 1943, he was assigned to the 56th Fighter Group and travelled with them to England, he was unqualified to fly...


Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) France 13 August 1944


Date Contributor Update
25 February 2015 12:56:30 general ira snapsorter Changes to markings, description and unit associations

Added new aircraft and connections from :
- "The Mighty Eighth" by Roger A. Freeman
- Little Friends at

Date Contributor Update
29 January 2015 13:37:15 Al_Skiff Changes to nicknames and media associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:06 AAM AAM ingest

MACR 8574 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database