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1Lt Guy W Johnson
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Birth: 1917
Iowa, USA
Death: Apr. 8, 1944
Braunschweig
Braunschweiger Stadtkreis
Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany

1st Lt USAAF WWII
S/N O-681431
44th BG, 506th B Sq
Pilot
KIA

He was the youngest son of Clarence Arthur E Johnson and Bertha Johnson. His sisters were Eva R. and Mary M. Johnson, and he had a step-brother Daniel J. Ryan. His father was a Typesetter/Editor/Publisher for the newspaper. Lt Guy W. Johnson's enlistment record names his civil occupation as 'skilled compositors and typesetters', and he had completed one year of college at the time of his enlistment in the Air Corps at Ft Des Moines, IA on 14 April 1942. His hometown is listed as Parkersburg, IA.

He was a member of the 44th Bomb Group, 506th bomb squadron based in Shipdham, UK, and his plane was the 2nd B-24J #42-73506 'Black Jack'. The crew members were~

JOHNSON, GUY W. Pilot 1st Lt. Parkersburg, IA
ASN 0-681431 KIA, buried Ardennes (A-36-2) Iowa
WILLIAMSON, LEROY M. Co-pilot 1st Lt. Sealy, TX
ASN 0-805717 POW, wounded Texas
BAUMANN, ROBERT J. Navigator 1st Lt. St. Louis, MO
ASN 0-735244 POW, wounded Missouri
WIEST, CHARLES L. Bombardier lst Lt. Baltimore, MD
ASN 0-736742 POW Maryland
HICKMAN, ROBERT J. Engineer S/Sgt. Frankfort, DE
ASN 12132169 POW, escapee, returned Delaware
GOLDMAN, MARTIN R. Radio Oper. T/Sgt. New Britain, CT
ASN 11073423 POW Connecticut
PROCYSZYN, WALTER W. Ball Turret S/Sgt. Ford City, PA
ASN 33284808 POW Pennsylvania
RANDALL, WILBUR R. RW Gunner S/Sgt. Lewiston, ID
ASN 39458252 POW Idaho
MANAK, PAUL LW Gunner S/Sgt. Lawton, MI
ASN 36196213 POW Michigan
REED, GEORGE W. Tail Turret S/Sgt. Wilmington, DE
ASN 12181955 POW Delaware


On 8 Apr 1944, on a mission to attack the Airdrome, Langhagen, Germany, his plane began to get heavy accurate flak on final approach to the target. The plane then shuttered from what is believed to be flak and the plane caught fire, prompting all of the crew members to bail out over Brunswick, Germany. Pilot Lt. Guy Johnson is reported to have been killed on the ground, and the other nine crew members were taken as POWs in Stalag Luft 1, Barthvogelsang, Prussia.

He received the Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart.
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Note: Entered the service from Iowa.
 
Burial:
Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial
Neuville-en-Condroz
Arrondissement de Liège
Liège, Belgium
Plot: Plot A Row 36 Grave 2
 
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Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 07, 2010
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You served with my grandfather George W. Reed in WWII. He has your name written in his book that he carried with him thoughout the war. Rest in Peace.
- Lynn
 Added: Aug. 19, 2017
All gave some, Some gave all.
- Judy
 Added: Apr. 11, 2015

- WJH
 Added: Mar. 4, 2015
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