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Gerald R Johnson

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Victories : 22
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Country : US
Fought in : WW2
Fought for : Allied

Gerald R Johnson

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Manufacturer : Lockheed

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 : 22nd October
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
22October1940British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O P. C. B. St.John of 74 Squadron, was Killed.
22October1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O N. B. Heywood of 32, 607 & 257 Squadrons, was Killed.
22October1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. J. P. Morrison of 17 & 46 Squadrons, was Killed.
22October1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. R. H. B. Fraser of 257 Squadron, was Killed.
22October1940Flight Lieutenant Adolph Gysbert Malan of No.74 Sqn RAF shot down a Me109
22October1940Luftwaffe lost three ME109 and a possible fourth which was claimed
22October1940Major Werner Mölders of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
22October1940Major Werner Mölders of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
22October1940Major Werner Mölders of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
22October1940No 242 Squadron moved from Coltishall to Duxford.
22October1940Number of aircraft available to the Royal Air Force for service on this day was 702 with 402 Hurricanes, 234 Spitfires, 40 Blenheims, amd 19 Defiants and 7 Gladiators
22October1940Oberleutnant Hans Philipp of 4./Jagdgeschwader 54 was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross
22October1940Royal Air Force lost 6 fighters with 4 pilots killed
Battle of Britain Timeline of Related Info : 22nd October
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
22October1943Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. E. F. Taylor of 29 & 600 Squadrons, was Killed.

 

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