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SSgt Algoth William Johnson

SSgt Algoth William Johnson

Birth
Connecticut, USA
Death 23 Sep 1944 (aged 28–29)
Netherlands
Burial Margraten, Eijsden-Margraten Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands
Plot P Row 5 Grave 14
Memorial ID 56300203 · View Source
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Brother of Mrs. Ethel M. Allen who resided in Bridgewater, Connecticut.

Algoth served as a Staff Sergeant & Engineer / Gunner on B-26G #43-34406, 494th Bomber Squadron, 344th Bomber Group, Medium, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Fairfield County, Connecticut prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on March 25, 1942 in Hartford, Connecticut. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Farm Hand and also as Single, without dependents.

B-26G #43-34406 took off on a bombing mission over Venlo, Holland. They were hit by ground enemy anti-aircraft fire and were seen going down in a ball of fire and crash north of Venlo during the war.

Algoth was "Killed In Action" in this crash.

He was awarded an Air Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster and the Purple Heart.

Service # 31103116

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Airmen who perished on B-26G #43-34406:

Comstock, Jack B ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, MI
Johnson, Algoth W ~ S/Sgt, Engineer, CT
Neal, Maurice J ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, NY
Reilly, Albert J ~ S/Sgt, Radio Operator, LA
Smith, Henry C ~ Sgt, Tail Gunner, IA

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Airmen who survived from B-26G #43-34406:

Orth, Peter S ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot
Peter became a POW.

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Bio & Crew Report by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Created by: CWGC/ABMC
  • Added: 7 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56300203
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SSgt Algoth William Johnson (1915–23 Sep 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56300203, citing Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial, Margraten, Eijsden-Margraten Municipality, Limburg, Netherlands ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .