Francis F. Johnson instrument flying certification
Francis Fowler Johnson was born in Washington D.C. 23 August 1920. When World War II began, Johnson enlisted in the Navy. He attended flight school and then training to become a naval aviator. Stationed on the carrier U.S.S. Saratoga, Johnson helped provide air support during the battle of Iwo Jima. Later, when the Saratoga was severely damaged by kamikaze attacks, Johnson was transferred to the carrier U.S.S. Monterey. Johnson died 10 February 2013.
Instrument flying certification, 21 January 1944, Francis F. Johnson papers, Profiles of Honor, Virginia World War Iand World War II Commemoration Commission digital collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia
Lent for scanning by Cindy Hamrick of Williamsburg, Virginia