U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 about William E Johnston Name: William E Johnston Birth Year: 1923 Race: White, citizen (White) Nativity State or Country: Kentucky State of Residence: Kentucky Enlistment Date: 20 Mar 1943 Enlistment State: Indiana Enlistment City: Fort Benjamin Harrison Branch: No branch assignment Branch Code: No branch assignment Grade: Private Grade Code: Private Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men) Source: Civil Life Education: 4 years of high school Civil Occupation: Sales clerks Marital Status: Single, without dependents Height: 82 Weight: 119
William (middle name: JOSEPH) Johnston
BORN: Dec. 11, 1923 Bourbon Co., Kentucky
DIED: July 13, 1944 McNary, Hudspeth Co., Texas
BIO INFO: William was the 20 year old son of Francis C. Johnston and Hattie Phillips of Bourbon Co., KY. He was serving as a U.S. Air Force Pilot, when He was killed along with His Co-Pilot Robert Gerald Kraft (IL), Radio Operator Herbert Lee Cook (IN). Navigator Richard Edward Kerns (IL), Engineer Edward N. Bagley (CA), Bombardier Melverne Carl Starmer (MO) and Gunner Francis X. Broun (MA) during an Aircraft accident, 25 miles N.E. of the McNary Bombing Range in Hudspeth Co., Texas. At the time of His death, William was living at 1220 Main Street in Paris, Bourbon Co., Kentucky.
Sources: Texas Death Certificate #34030 Texas Deaths: 1890-1976