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Leading Aircraftman John Albert JOHNSTON (R/145431) of the Royal Canadian Air Force


Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Harvard IIb FE587 killed in a flying accident in Harvard FE587 of 1 S.F.T.S. at 18.30 hours at Christian Island, Georgian Bay, Ontario. He was the sole occupant of the Harvard.
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Death of Death 1943-04-18 Age : 20 years.

Served in 1 SFTS

Burial/Commemoration Details : Part 4. Lot 204. Grave 1. Lawnview Sec. at Chicago (Evergreen) Cemetery, United States of America (Map)

More Details: SON OF JOHN DUNCAN AND ELIZABETH F. JOHNSTON; BROTHER OF JANE CLARK PENMAN, OF CHICAGO.

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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Aircraft Name: Harvard Iib FE587 Date of Crash: 18 Apr 43 Unit 1 SFTS RCAF Airfield /Crash Location , United States of America
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Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Leading AircraftmanJohn Albert JOHNSTON (R/145431) Harvard IIb FE587  Forum Post 1943-04-181 SFTS United States of AmericaChicago (Evergreen) Cemetery

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