New England Air Museum
John W. Johnston

 

Recent Address:

420 S. Buffalo Rd., Lexington, VA 24450

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Family Information:

 

Hometown:

Lexington, VA

Date Entered Service:

December, 1942

Service Number:

AO863677

Bomb Group:

462nd

Squadron:

770th

Location of Unit:

Walker, KS - February 1944

Missions Flown:

20+

Hump Missions Flown:

12

Targets:

Rangoon, Saigon, Singapore, Sasebo, Anshan, Yawata, Nagasaki

Awards/Decorations:

Air Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster

Service Schools Attended:

Communications - Yale Univ. Feb-Jul 1943; Radar - Boca Raton, FL July-November 1943

Military Specialty(ies):

MOS 0141-Radar Officer

Rank Upon Discharge:

First Lieutenant

Crew Type:

Flight crew

Airplane Serial No.& Name:

42-6345 (unnamed) Crashed due to engine failure -- Karachi, Pakistan, April 1944.

Were you a POW?

No

Were you interned?

No

Date Transferred from the 58th:

October, 1945

Date Discharged from the 58th:

1965 - from the Reserves

Post-WWII Military Service:

Active Reserve 1945 to 1965

Post-WWII Civilian Occupation(s):

Self-employed Real Estate Appraiser, 1946 to 1955. Equitable Life Assurance Society, Real Estate Division, Feb. 1955 to Dec. 1984. Retired as Assistant Division Manager.

Thoughts on the 58th Bomb Wing:

Serving my country, the best three years of my life: 1942 to 1945.

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