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Flying Officer John JOHNSON (164489) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Air Bomber

Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Lancaster III ME447

Death of Death 1945-03-01

Served in 166 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : 2. D. 5. at Durnbach War Cemetery, Germany

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National Archives AIR81

Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/47Acting Flight Lieutenant R E Mills, Sergeant F W Doodey and Aircraftman 1st Class G J Johnson: missing presumed dead; Blenheim N6150 failed to return from a reconnaissance flight, 11 November 1939.C14142130
AIR81/59Sergeant E B Morgan, Sergeant F G Goodwin, Leading Aircraftman D G Hodge, Aircraftman 2nd Class F J Johnson, Sergeant T E Jones and Sergeant W H Downey: missing presumed dead; Wellington N2911 failed to return from an operational flight, believed to havecrashed at sea, 14 December 1939.C14142176
AIR81/344Aircraftman 1st Class J Johnson and Pilot Officer V A Cunningham: missing presumed dead; Battle L5516 failed to return from a raid near Mouzon, south east of Sedan, France, 14 May 1940. Note: With photographsC14502338
AIR81/4662Sergeant I J Johnson: killed; Flying Officer C M Clementi, Sergeant W T W Large, Sergeant J W H Brown, Sergeant H F Jennings: injured; crash landing on return from operational flight, Whitley P5098, 58 Squadron, 23 December 1940.C16688760
AIR81/7390Sergeant V G Hudson, Sergeant W J Johnson: injured; Sergeant H Morton: uninjured; ground collision, Blenehim V5946, 211 Squadron, 17 June 1941.C16756687

London Gazette Mentions

NumberName /Text London Gazette Details
164489I3O456i John JOHNSONLondon Gazette supplement : 36570 , Dated 1944-06-16 , Download #36570
164489J JOHNSONLondon Gazette supplement : 36744 , Dated 1944-10-10 , Download #36744

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Aircraft Name: Lancaster III ME447 Date of Crash: 1941-01-01 01 Mar 45 Unit 166 Sqdn Airfield /Crash Location , Germany
Aircrew details
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
SergeantLeslie John JEFFERY (3035068) Air Gunner Lancaster III ME447  IBCC 1945-03-01166 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyDurnbach War Cemetery
Flying OfficerJohn JOHNSON (164489) Air Bomber Lancaster III ME447  IBCC 1945-03-01166 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyDurnbach War Cemetery
SergeantCharles Luther MILNER (1051697) Air Gunner Lancaster III ME447  IBCC 1945-03-01166 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyDurnbach War Cemetery
Flight LieutenantGeorge Richard PHELPS (150236) Pilot Lancaster III ME447  IBCC 1945-03-01166 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyDurnbach War Cemetery
Flying OfficerLeslie John RICH (176192) Wireless Op Lancaster III ME447  IBCC 1945-03-01166 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyDurnbach War Cemetery
SergeantRobert Thomas TERRY (1881084) Flight Engi Lancaster III ME447  IBCC 1945-03-01166 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyDurnbach War Cemetery
Flight SergeantWilliam Forrester WEBSTER (1672314) Navigator Lancaster III ME447  IBCC 1945-03-01166 Sqdn AIR27 GermanyDurnbach War Cemetery
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