Robert S Johnson
Born Robert Samuel Johnson, Johnson was born on the 24th of February 1920 in Lawton Oklahoma USA. He entered the US Army Air Corps in 1941 and graduated as a pilot on the 3rd of July 1942, he was assigned to the 56th Fighter Group of the 61st Fighter Squadron. On one of Johnson's very first missions, his P-47 fell victim to a ME-109 despite the German pilots best efforts he was unable to shoot Johnson down. Johnson finished World War II with 27 victories to his name.
|After the War Johnson was an employee of RAC, the very company which had built the aircraft in which he flew so well.|
Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross with 7 Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart, British Distinguished Flying Cross.
|Assigned Aircraft In World War II
P-47 Half Pint
P-47C 41-6235 HV-P, All Hell
P-47D 42-8461 HV-P, Lucky
P47D 42-76234 HV-O, Double Lucky
P47D 42-25512 HV-Q, Penrod & Sam