TSgt Buford T Johnson

TSgt Buford T Johnson

Birth
Arkansas, USA
Death 11 Nov 1944 (aged 19–20)
At Sea
Burial Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
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Memorial ID 56310511 · View Source
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Son of Mrs. Martha W. Johnson who resided in Longview, Texas.

Buford served as a Technical Sergeant & Engineer on B-24J "Mary Ellen" #42-50960, 515th Bomber Squadron, 376th Bomber Group, Heavy, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

He resided in Union County, Arkansas prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on June 7, 1943 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Single, without dependents.

B-24J #42-50960 took off from San Pancrazio Airfield, Italy on a bombing mission over Mezzocorona, ItaIy. Due to cloudy weather it is unknown what exactly happened to this B-24 and it is believed that they crashed in the Adriatic Sea during the war.

Buford was declared "Missing In Action" on his mission.

His remains were not recovered.

He was awarded the Air Medal and the Purple Heart.

Service # 38508639

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Airmen who perished on B-24J #42-50960:

Constandy, Peter C ~ 2nd Lt, Navigator, CT
Daoust, Lucien ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, NY
Dever, William P, Jr ~ 2nd Lt, Co-Pilot, NY
Dixon, George E ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, PA
Johnson, Buford T ~ T/Sgt, Engineer, AR
Kerman, Maurice R ~ T/Sgt, Radio Operator, IL
Mader, Walter W ~ 1st Lt, Pilot, PA
Orth, William G ~ 2nd Lt, Bombardier, NY
Shaw, James L ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, TX
Swift, Otis B ~ S/Sgt, Gunner, OK

The entire crew perished on this mission.

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

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  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56310511
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for TSgt Buford T Johnson (1924–11 Nov 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56310511, citing Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial, Nettuno, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy ; Maintained by CWGC/ABMC (contributor 6) .