LTC Robert Samuel “Bob” Johnson

LTC Robert Samuel “Bob” Johnson

Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 27 Dec 1998 (aged 78)
Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, USA
Burial Lake Wylie, York County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 7535412 · View Source
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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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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for LTC Robert Samuel “Bob” Johnson (21 Feb 1920–27 Dec 1998), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7535412, citing River Hills / Lake Wyle Cemetery, Lake Wylie, York County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .