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Col Robert S. Johnson
Birth: Feb. 21, 1920
Lawton
Comanche County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Dec. 27, 1998
Tulsa
Tulsa County
Oklahoma, USA

World War II Ace Pilot Captain Robert S. Johnson was a member of the 56th Fighter Group, 8th USAAF known as "The Wolf Pack." Capt. Johnson was the first USAAF fighter pilot in the European theater to surpass Eddie Rickenbacker's WWI score of 26 victories. His total score would end being 27kills and when he returned to the United States in 1944 he was top Ace and the forth highest scoring American Ace of WWII. His awards included the Distinguished Service Cross, Sliver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medals and a Purple Heart. After the war, Johnson was chief test pilot for Republic Aviation, maker of the P-47 “Thunderbolt” which was the plane he flew in Europe. He retired form the US Air Force Reserves as a Lieutenant Colonel later he became an insurance executive and lived the rest of his life in South Carolina.  (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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River Hills Community Church Cemetery
Clover
York County
South Carolina, USA
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Jun 04, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7535412
Col Robert S. Johnson
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