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Johnson Lyle W.

Monuments

B-17 42-97137

Name:
Lyle W. Johnson
Rank:
Technical Sergeant
Serial Number:
19018597
Unit:
751st Bomber Squadron, 457th Bomb Group
Date of Death:
1944-04-20
State:
Montana
Cemetery:
Normandy American Cemetery, Colleville-sur-M
Plot:
H
Row:
26
Grave:
6
Decoration:
Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart
Comments:

TSgt Lyle W. Johnson, radio operator of the B-17 42-97137 “Silver Queen”, took off from station 130 in Glatton, Cambridgeshire, UK on a bombing mission over the V1 site of Gorenflos. The plane was hit by flak between the belly turret and radio station. It crashed at 1850, killing all but two crew members.