Gordon C. Johnson

Gordon C. Johnson

Birth
Butte County, California, USA
Death 24 May 1943 (aged 30)
Port Moresby, National Capital, Papua New Guinea
Burial Chico, Butte County, California, USA
Plot Sec 26 Lot 2451 sp 1
Memorial ID 64309361 · View Source
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1920 census Chico, Butte, CA: Hallie L. Johnson, aged 29, foreman construction company, bp ID, father CA, mother MO; Ethel G. aged 27, bp OR, father KS, mother OR; Gordon aged 7; Dorothy J. aged 5 -- both born CA.

1930 census Chico, Butte, CA: Ethel Johnson, aged 38, widow, hotel pastry cook, bp OR, father KS, mother OR; Gordon aged 17; Dorothy aged 15 -- both born CA, father ID, mother OR.
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Gordon died in the crash landing of his B 24 "Seafood Mama" -a member of the 321 Jolly Roger Squadron-after completing a mission in Papua, New Guinea. Service in the Pacific Theatre.
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Sacramento Bee, Wednesday, March 3, 1948, pg 11 col 1: Chico War Dead Will Be Buried Next Weekend. Chico (Butte Co.), March 3 – Four of Chico’s returned war dead – Staff Sergeant Gordon C. Johnson, Private First Class Harold C. Fisher, First Sergeant Earl L. Watson and Private First Class Floyd Morris Meinberg – will be buried in the Chico Cemetery Friday and Saturday.

Sergeant Johnson, the son of Mrs. Ethyl Johnson of Chico, will be buried Friday at 3 P.M. after services in the Huddleston Funeral Chapel under the direction of Chico Post No. 17, American Legion, with Rev. L.G. Morony, post chaplain officiating. A sister, Mrs. Dorothy Glover, also of Chico, survives. He was a tail gunner on a B24 bomber when killed.

Interment on March 3, 1948, per Chico Cemetery Association Records.


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  • Maintained by: Adriana
  • Originally Created by: J
  • Added: 17 Jan 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 64309361
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gordon C. Johnson (17 Jun 1912–24 May 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 64309361, citing Chico Cemetery, Chico, Butte County, California, USA ; Maintained by Adriana (contributor 47328225) .