Stanley William Johnson

Flt O    T-61292    613th
1924 - 1944

Navigator onboard 42-37856 (Fancy Nancy III)


                                                                                                           Margraten cemetery, Netherlands.
                                                                                                           Plot : D , Row : 1 , Grave : 17.

     Stanley was born in 1924, Chicago, Cook, Illinois.
     In Oct 19, 1942 he enlisted to the aircorps.

     In 1943 he arrived in England to join the 401st BG
     His last mission, Jan 30, 1944, just before Target Brunswick, the plane was hit by a FW 190.
     Unfortunately, Stanley was killed
     He was awarded with an Air Medal and a Purple Heart Medal

     In 1944, when Stanley died on the age of 20 he left behind his family :

         His mother, Francis Johnson, age 58
         His brother, Thure Johnson, age 31
         His sister, Mildred Johnson, age 27
         His sister, Evelyn Johnson, age 27
         His sister, Florence Johnson, age 17

Mission to Brunswick, germany, just before target the plane was hit by a FW 190 , German fighter.

Individual casualty questionaire

Told by S/Sgt Ray Lawrence Surowski , Engr / Top Turret.

- Name of crew member : Johnson , Stanley William.
- Rank : Flt.O.
- Serial number : T-61292
- Position : Navigator.

- Did he bail out ? : No knowledge.

- Last contact just prior to loss of plane ? : I asked Flt.O. Johnson the time ( it was 1145 Hrs. )

- Was he injured ? : Not at that time.

- Where was he last seen ? : Before take-off.

- Any explanation of his fate ? : Flt.O. Johnson might have been killed during fighter attack or like Lt. Rohner,                                                           could not bail out in time.

- Total number of missions of above crew member ? : 5.

- Date and destinations if possible ? : Dec 31,   1943    Cognac , France
                                                                     Jan 5,     1944    Tours , France
                                                                     Jan 21,   1944    Notre Dame de Ferme , France
                                                                     Jan 29,   1944    Frankfurt
                                                                     Jan 30,   1944    Brunswick

Lt. Ronald R. Rohner Crew

Standing L to R: Ray Surowski, John Morreale, Homer Arbogast, Cliff Barker. Kenneth Dickerson, Lowel Reif.
Kneeling L to R: Stanley Johnson, Emil Smetana, Ronald Rohner, Frank Leonard.

Taken at Redmond Oregon in final days of training.

                            Fleet Officer Stanley Johnson was buried on the cemetery of Ochsendorf on 1 Feb. 44.

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