Nils S Johnson

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Nils S Johnson

Birth
Death 24 Mar 1944 (aged 24)
England
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 61664886 · View Source
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Hometown: Worcester Co, MA
According to USAAF Data 876th Chemical Company
Service #31061256 DNB

The Yelden crash is extensively documented within Bill Donalds book JOHN BURN ONE-ZERO-FIVE.
This ship was a radar equipped PFF (Pathfinder) and was designated to be flown by another crew of the 401st BG as lead ship in the mission to Schweinfurt. Pilot Sellers and his crew were to fly the plane from their base at Chelveston, across to the 401st BG at Deenethorpe during the early morning hours of the 24th. The ship would then have been flown by an experienced PFF crew on the mission to Schweinfurt. However the B17 crashed on take off near the village of Yeldon England, she was fully loaded with both fuel and bombs ready for the next days mission. 21 people perished in the incident, including the crew of 11 and 8 servicemen of the 1121 Quartermaster company barracked in the village. Two civilian children, Edwin Keith and Monica Ruth Phillips were killed in their families bungalow.

Sgt. Nils S. Johnson
Sgt. Edward W. Dell
CPL. Sebastion J. Attilio
CPL. Robert Paul McClain
PFC. Michael R. Arato
PFC. Arnold N. Chipoletti
PFC. William Loren Dickerson
PFC. Frank J. Amato


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TEC4, 1121 AAF QM CO WORLD WAR II

Gravesite Details He is buried in Backefors, Sweden.

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  • Added: 15 Nov 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 61664886
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