View Full Version : Walthalmstow Nov 22, 1942 2nd Lieut Harvey D. Johnson

Terry Johnson
3rd January 2009, 21:50
I am complying a memory book of:
2nd Lieut Harvey D. Johnson
USAAC - Spitfire Accident
Posthumously awarded The Distinguised Service Cross
The only individal American airman to be mentioned in the House of Commons
on December 2, 1945.A plane propeller Memorial (now in storage) reads" To the grateful memory of 2nd lieut H D Johnson Who gallantly sacrificed his life to save the residents of Edward Road, Walthalmstow, November 22, 1942.

Harvey Johnson is my husband Paul's brother. I am preparing the information to share with Harvey's sister Eleanor, Paul, and other family members. Our family has been the guest of the Walthalmstow Rotary Club about 10 years ago. Our daughter, Patty, attended the 50th anniversary ceremonies in Walthalmstow when she was an exchange student.

I am searching for additional information about Harvey and would be glad to share the information I have researched with others.

Terry Johnson

4th March 2009, 00:54

I have only just subscribed to the forum but have recently been researching the location of the memorial to 2nd Lt Harvey Dalton Johnson DSC. I live in Walthamstow and used to see the memorial every week during the 60s when my mother paid the rent at the Warner Estate office.

I have scans of the local newspaper reports from 1942 and 1943 relating to the crash which I will gladly share with you if you let me have an e-mail address.

Having discovered the location of the memorial I am also due to view and photograph it this coming Friday at the Vestry House Museum in Walthamstow and would be only to pleased to make copies available to you.

Without jumping the gun, I am also hoping that the memorial can be displayed once again in a new school building which is being proposed near the crash site on part of The Elms playing fields (now known as Douglas Eyre) and with this mind I have been talking to the head teacher of the school, a journalist from the local paper (the Walthamstow Guardian) and the archivists at local museum. Obviously this is all at a very early stage of discussion but hopefully something positive may come of it.

I'm not sure if I can also send this to you as a personal message but I will try.


6th March 2009, 22:45
Photographs of the plaque and propeller tip currently held at the Vestry House Museum in Walthamstow, shots taken today. I'm having a premature senior moment and can't get the HTML tags to work. Maybe the forum admin can fix it. Thanks!


10th March 2009, 13:52

Although I appreciate others have posted similar requests here in the past, the Useful Books and Research Materials section is really that, a depository for researchers to list sources they have found useful.

Speaking for myself I rarely look at this section, and I think that probably goes for most other members. The lack of response to your request for help is not because you are being ignored but most likely because no one has read it. I suggest you post this request for help in the main forum as I think that is where you are most likely to obtain any response.

It is not possible to post photographs or images on this forum.