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Gerald R Johnson

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Country : US
Fought in : WW2
Fought for : Allied

Gerald R Johnson

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Lightning

Designed by Kelly Johnson the P38 made its maiden flight on the 27th January 1939 and introduced into service in 1941. they cost $134,284 at the time each and a total of 10,037 were built. The Lockheed P-38 was introduced as a inceptor fighter but soon proved a valuable long range bomber escort for the 8thUS Air Force's B-17 and-24 bombers as they bombed targets further into Germany.

Latest Allied Battle of Britain Artwork Releases !
 Spitfires of No.616 Squadron, September 1940.  The aircraft nearest is K4330 QJ-G, the mount of Johnnie Johnson.

The New Knights by David Pentland. (P)
 Hurricanes of No.605 Squadron, October 1940.  Aircraft pictured are P3308 UP-A of A A McKellar and N2471 of P Parrott.

Enemy Approaching by David Pentland. (P)
 On 14th June 1940, the first German jackboots were heard on the streets of Paris. Within days France signed an armistice and Hitler could now turn his avaricious eyes north and across the grey waters of the Channel. The island of Britain stood alone and, faced with the threat of imminent invasion, few gave her much chance of survival. Before the all-conquering Panzers could invade, Germany needed to gain air superiority and Goering boasted that his Luftwaffe 'would quickly sweep the RAF from the skies' – how wrong he would be. The Battle of Britain began on 10th July 1940 and for the next eight weeks most front-line squadrons were often flying four missions a day. Totally outnumbered by the Luftwaffe the RAF was close to breaking point by early September, with some units reduced to a handful of pilots and aircraft. Then on 7th September, an over-confident Goering made a fatal error. Believing the RAF destroyed, he changed tactics and the Luftwaffe began bombing civilian targets in London. It was the respite that Fighter Command needed and the tide of battle was turned. Against overwhelming and seemingly impossible odds, a replenished RAF repelled the Luftwaffe and by the end of October it was over. Richard Taylor's stunning painting depicts Mk1 Spitfires from 92 Squadron undertaking a defensive sweep along the Kent coastline against a dramatic backdrop of the white cliffs of Dover, at the height of the battle in September 1940.

Channel Sweep by Richard Taylor.
 A lone Spitfire Mk.1a of 19 Squadron at Duxford awaits its ground crew after a hard day of combat during the intense fighting of September 1940.

Duxford 1940 by Simon Atack.

 September 11th 1940.  The 501 Squadron Hurricane of Tony Pickering dives through a formation of 300 German bombers as they head for London.  Smoke begins to pour from his Hurricane as a German gunner hits his oil sump, forcing Tony to make a hasty escape from the doomed aircraft.

A Pickle for Pickering by Brian Bateman. (P)
High over London, Hurricanes of 85 Squadron engage Me109s in an intense dogfight during the heavy fighting of August 1940.

Defence of the Capital by Gerald Coulson. (B)
Three Spitfires return to their airfield after a sortie during the Battle of Britain.

Spitfires by Graeme Lothian. (P)
 Serving with distinction throughout the Battle of Britain, Count Manfred Beckett Czernin's score included 13 confirmed, 2 unconfirmed, 3 probables and 5 damaged.  He is depicted here on 25th July 1940, claiming the last of three Messerschmitt Bf.110s that he shot down that day, flying Hurricane V7408 (YB-F) whilst with 17 Sqn.  Despite being shot down by Adolf Galland in November, he survived the war and passed away in 1962 having been awarded a DFC, an MC and DSO.

Tribute to Flying Officer Count Manfred Beckett Czernin by Ivan Berryman.

Battle of Britain History Timeline : 31st August
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
31August1940Anti Aircraft batteries shot down 15 Luftwaffe aircrfat, sveen ME109's one ME110 and seven DO17's
31August1940At 1315 hours Croydon Aerodrome was bombed and the Rollason Aircraft Works were destroyed. Other buildings were damaged including the Redwing Aircraft Factory
31August1940Biggin Hill Aerodrome was twice bombed at 1200 hours and again at 1838 hours Aerodrome, buildings were wrecked, gas and water mains affected and aircraft damaged
31August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O E. J. Wilcox of 72 Squadron, was Killed.
31August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O P. S. DFC Weaver of 56 Squadron, was Killed.
31August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O R. McG. Waterston of 603 Squadron, was Killed.
31August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O G. H. Maffett of 257 Squadron, was Killed.
31August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O M. D. W. A. Doulton of 601 Squadron, was Killed.
31August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O R. A. C. Aeberhardt of 19 Squadron, was Killed.
31August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, S/Ldr. H. M. Starr of 245 & 253 Squadrons, was Killed.
31August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. H. A. Bolton of 79 Squadron, was Killed.
31August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. J. I. Johnson of 222 Squadron, was Killed.
31August1940Czech Battle of Britain pilot, P/O J. Stirbacek of 310 Squadron, was Killed.
31August1940Feldwebel Franz Lüders of JG 26 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Feldwebel Fritz Dettmer of JG 54 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Feldwebel Fritz Stritzel of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Feldwebel Konrad Jäckel of JG 26 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Feldwebel Leonhard Kaufmann of ZG 26 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Feldwebel Siegfried Voss of JG 52 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Flight Lieutenant Kenneth McLeod Gillies of No.66 Sqn RAF shot down a Do215
31August1940Gefreiter Erwin Richey of JG 2 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Hauptmann Ernst Wiggers of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Hauptmann Ernst Wiggers of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Hauptmann Ernst Wiggers of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Hauptmann Ernst Wiggers of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Hauptmann Rolf Pingel of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Hauptmann Wolf-Dietrich Wilcke of JG 53 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Hornchurch Aerodrome, was attacked twice at 1300 hours and 1800 hours. six aircraft on the gorund were destroyed and four damaged
31August1940It is calculates that 300 German aircraft attacked Great Britain during the night 30th/31st August and 800 during the day of 31st August.
31August1940Leutnant Erich Schmidt of JG 53 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Leutnant Gottfried Schlitzer of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Leutnant Gustav Sprick of JG 26 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Leutnant Gustav Sprick of JG 26 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Leutnant Hans Berthel of JG 52 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Leutnant Hans Berthel of JG 52 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Leutnant Hans Christinnecke of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Leutnant Hans-Ekkehard Bob of JG 54 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Leutnant Hans-Ekkehard Bob of JG 54 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Leutnant Heinz Ebeling of JG 26 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Leutnant Heinz Ebeling of JG 26 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Leutnant Heinz Ebeling of JG 26 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Leutnant Heinz Schnabel of JG 3 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Leutnant Hubert Mütherich of JG 77 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Leutnant Joachim Junghans of ZG 26 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Leutnant Klaus Mietusch of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Leutnant Kurt Sidow of ZG 26 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Leutnant Kurt Votel of JG 2 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Leutnant Kurt Votel of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Leutnant Kurt Votel of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Leutnant Wolfgang Kosse of JG 26 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Major Adolf Galland of JG 26 shot down a Curtiss
31August1940Major Adolf Galland of JG 26 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Major Adolf Galland of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Major Werner Mölders of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Major Werner Mölders of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Major Werner Mölders of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Major Wolfgang Schellmann of JG 2 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940No 151 Squadron has moved from Rochford to Duxford.
31August1940No 17 Squadron has moved from Tangmere to Debden
31August1940No 310 Squadron has moved from Duxford to North Weald.
31August1940No 601 Squadron has moved from Debden to Tangmere
31August1940No 610 Squadron has moved from Biggin Hill to Acklington
31August1940No 72 Squadron has moved from Acklington to Biggin Hill
31August1940Number of aircraft available for service on this day was 700 with 417 Hurricanes, 212 Spitfires, 54 Blenheims, amd 13 Defiants and 4 Gladiators
31August1940Oberfahnrich Alfred Wehmeyer of ZG 26 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Oberfeldwebel Adolf Iburg of JG 54 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Oberfeldwebel Erich Rudorffer of JG 2 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Oberfeldwebel Franz Willinger of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Oberfeldwebel Fritz Ströhlein of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Oberfeldwebel Fritz Ströhlein of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Oberfeldwebel Fritz Ströhlein of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Oberfeldwebel Heinrich Hott of ZG 26 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Oberfeldwebel Hermann Staege of LG 2 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Oberfeldwebel Karl Hier of JG 54 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Oberfeldwebel Otto Schulz of JG 27 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Oberfeldwebel Robert Schiffbauer of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Oberfeldwebel Werner Machold of JG 2 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Oberfeldwebel Willi Grosse of JG 52 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Oberleutnant Adolf Buhl of LG 2 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Oberleutnant Arnold Lignitz of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Oberleutnant Eberhard Henrici of JG 26 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Oberleutnant Ernst Matthes of ZG 26 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Oberleutnant Ernst-Hartmann von Schlotheim of ZG 76 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Oberleutnant Franz Hahn of JG 77 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Oberleutnant Georg Claus of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Oberleutnant Gerhard Schöpfel of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Oberleutnant Hans Barschel of ZG 26 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Oberleutnant Hans Barschel of ZG 26 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Oberleutnant Hans Hahn of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Oberleutnant Hans Hahn of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Oberleutnant Hans Hahn of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Oberleutnant Hans-Joachim Jabs of ZG 76 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Oberleutnant Helmut Bennemann of JG 52 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Oberleutnant Helmut Kühle of JG 52 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Oberleutnant Herbert Ihlefeld of LG 2 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Oberleutnant Hermann Weeber of ZG 76 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Oberleutnant Hermann-Friedrich Joppien of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Oberleutnant Hermann-Friedrich Joppien of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Oberleutnant Hubert Grisslich of ZG 26 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Oberleutnant Joachim Müncheberg of JG 26 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Oberleutnant Karl-Gottfried Nordmann of JG 77 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Oberleutnant Karl-Gottfried Nordmann of JG 77 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Oberleutnant Karl-Heinz Krahl of JG 2 shot down a Curtiss
31August1940Oberleutnant Karl-Heinz Krahl of JG 2 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Oberleutnant Karl-Heinz Leesmann of JG 52 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Oberleutnant Karl-Heinz Leesmann of JG 52 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Oberleutnant Karl-Heinz Leesmann of JG 52 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Oberleutnant Lothar Keller of JG 3 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Oberleutnant Richard Leppla of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Oberleutnant Robert Göbel of JG 52 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Oberleutnant Sophus Baagoe of ZG 26 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Oberleutnant Walter Horten of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Oberleutnant Walter Schneider of JG 26 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Oberleutnant Werner Streib of NJG 1 shot down a Hampden
31August1940Oberleutnant Wilhelm Herget of ZG 76 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940RAF flew 192 patrols involving 1016 fighter flights
31August1940RAF lost 37 fighters t with 12 pilots killed
31August1940Spitfire N3110 Mk.Ia - Destroyed by bombs during take off. Pilot ok.
31August1940Spitfire N3233 Mk.Ia - Shot down by Me109 and crash landed at Eastchurch. Flight Lieutenant Robinson injured.
31August1940Spitfire N3249 Mk.Ia , GR-P, - Damaged on operations and crash landed at Bilbury.
31August1940Spitfire P9323 Mk.Ia , ZD-F, - Shot down by Me109s at Isle of Sheppey. Sergeant Speares parachuted to safety.
31August1940Spitfire P9337 Mk.Ia - Shot down by Me109 at Ashford. Pilot Officer Davies injured.
31August1940Spitfire P9360 Mk.Ia - Destroyed during air raid on Hornchurch.
31August1940Spitfire P9424 Mk.Ia - Damaged on operations.
31August1940Spitfire P9438 Mk.Ia - Damaged by Me109 near Dungeness and crashed near New Romney. Flight Lieutenant Smith parachuted to safety.
31August1940Spitfire P9457 Mk.Ia - Shot down by Me109 near Dungeness. Flying Officer E J Wilcox killed.
31August1940Spitfire P9497 Mk.Ia - Damaged on operations.
31August1940Spitfire P9505 Mk.Ia - Damaged on operations.
31August1940Spitfire R6628 Mk.Ia - Shot down by Me109 and crashed at Bishopsbourne. Sergeant Johnson killed.
31August1940Spitfire R6629 Mk.Ia - Damaged on operations.
31August1940Spitfire R6835 Mk.Ia , XT-W, - Damaged on operations.
31August1940Spitfire R6895 Mk.Ia - Damaged by bombs on take off.
31August1940Spitfire R6912 Mk.Ia - Damaged by Me109 and crash landed. Pilot Officer Aeberhardt killed.
31August1940Spitfire R6928 Mk.Ia - destroyed during air raid at Biggin Hill.
31August1940Spitfire R6958 Mk.Ia - Shot down by Me109 near North Weald. Flying Officer Brinsden parachuted to safety.
31August1940Spitfire X4054 Mk.Ia - Shot down by Hurricane near Manston. Sergeant Gibbons parachuted to safety.
31August1940Spitfire X4231 Mk.Ia - Damaged by return fire from Do17s and abandoned. Flying Officer J B Coward parachuted to safety, but required leg amputation.
31August1940Spitfire X4235 Mk.Ia - Damaged on take off.
31August1940Spitfire X4236 Mk.Ia - Damaged by bombs on take off from Hornchurch.
31August1940Spitfire X4271 Mk.Ia , XT-N, - Shot down by Me109 and crashed at Wanstead. Pilot Officer Gilroy parachuted to safety.
31August1940Spitfire X4273 Mk.Ia , XT-K, - Collided with Me109 near Ilford. Flying Officer R M Waterston killed.
31August1940The RAF shot down 70- aircrfat plsu anotoher 34 unconfirmed. These were 39 ME109's ith upto 21 mE109 more, 9 ME110 and five more unconfirmed, six HE111 and 1 JU88 five DO17 plus a further twounconfirmed Ten DO215 with a further 6 unconfirmed
31August1940Unteroffizier Erwin Fleig of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Unteroffizier Franz Sander of ZG 26 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Unteroffizier Herbert Lange of ZG 26 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Unteroffizier Hugo Dahmer of JG 26 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Unteroffizier Hugo Dahmer of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
31August1940Unteroffizier Karl Willius of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
31August1940Unteroffizier Richard Heller of ZG 26 shot down a Spitfire
Battle of Britain Timeline of Related Info : 31st August
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
31August1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O R. Mottram of 92 Squadron, was Killed.
31August1943Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. B. E. Dye of 219 Squadron, was Killed.
31August1943Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. F. N. Robertson of 66 Squadron, was Killed.

 

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