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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 49914
Last updated: 28 March 2020
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Date:25-SEP-1944
Time:afternoon
Type:Lockheed F-5B-1-LO Lightning
Owner/operator:7th PRGp /27th PSqn USAAF
Registration: 42-68213
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:northeast of Grave (Noord-Brabant), Gelderland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Mount Farm, Oxfordshire
Destination airport:
Narrative:
The aircraft failed to return from a photo recce operation. It is presumed that the aircraft crashed in the afternoon, for another aircraft of the same unit crashed at 17:30 hrs at Huissen, Gelderland.

The highly decorated pilot, 1/Lt. E.E. Johnston, did not survive and is buried at the Lorraine American Cemetery in France; grave K-37-39.

His awards are the following:
Air Medal
Purple Heart
Silver Star

Sources:

https://verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T4360&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
https://www.americanairmuseum.com/aircraft/9089
Google Maps


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
18-Sep-2019 18:59 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Mar-2020 09:58 Xindel XL Updated [Operator, Operator]

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