John W. Johnston

Recent Address: 420 S. Buffalo Rd., Lexington, VA 24450
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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: 12
Targets: Rangoon, Saigon, Singapore, Sasebo, Anshan, Yawata, Nagasaki
Awards: Air Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster
Service Schools: Communications - Yale Univ. Feb-Jul 1943; Radar - Boca Raton, FL July-November 1943
MOS: MOS 0141-Radar Officer
Rank Upon Discharge: 1st Lieutenant
Crew Type: Flight crew
Airplane Serial No.& Name: 42-6345 (unnamed) Crashed due to engine failure -- Karachi, Pakistan, April 1944
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Date Transferred from the 58th: October, 1945
Date Discharged: 1965 - from the Reserves
Post WWII 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 About the 58th: Serving my country, the best three years of my life: 1942 to 1945.

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