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Johnson Robert Charles

Name:
Robert Charles Johnson
Rank:
Second Lieutenant
Serial Number:
Unit:
782nd Bomber Squadron, 465th Bomber Group
Date of Death:
1944-08-03
State:
Cemetery:
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Plot:
Section 79
Row:
Grave:
Site 430-432
Decoration:
Comments:

Robert Charles Johnson was born on August 6, 1921, in Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska. He was the son of Mabel Louise Johnson.

Robert served in the 782nd Bomber Squadron, 465th Bomber Group, as a Second Lieutenant and crew member on the B-24 #42-95284 during World War II.

On August 3, 1944, his crew took off from Pantanella, Italy, on a bombing mission over Friedrichshafen, Germany. On their return, they were attacked and shot down by German aircraft. His aircraft crashed at Ehrwald, Tyrol, Austria. He is commemorated on a plaque in Ehrwald, but his place of crash inscribed is at Beim Wasser.

1Lt Johnson is now buried in the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA.

Source of information: www.findagrave.com, www.tracesofwar.com, "Missing in Action Failed to Return" Book by Nicole-Melanie Goll and Georg Hoffmann