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Francis F. Johnson Naval aviator certification

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Date

21-Jan-44

Abstract

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.

Bibliographic Citation

Naval aviator 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

Provenance

Lent for scanning by Cindy Hamrick of Williamsburg, Virginia