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Gerald R Johnson

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

Gerald R Johnson

Aircraft for : Gerald R Johnson
A list of all aircraft associated with Gerald R Johnson. A profile page including a list of all art prints for the aircraft is available by clicking the aircraft name.


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Manufacturer : Lockheed


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 !
 They came from every corner of Britain.  And mostly they were young.  These fresh faced fighter pilots, joined by an ever-growing band of volunteer airmen from the British Commonwealth and those who had managed to escape from the occupied countries of Europe would, over the summer of 1940, not only hold the world's most powerful air force at bay, they would defeat it.  Richard Taylor's stunning piece graphically conveys the conflicting realities of those deadly aerial encounters over southern England during 1940.  As the sound of Merlin engines briefly interrupts the tranquility of a sleepy English village, its residents are determined to carry on with everyday life.  In the skies overhead the bitter battle will shortly be reaching its crescendo but, for today at least, the fighting is over as Flight Sergeant George 'Grumpy' Unwin, one of the Battle of Britain's top Aces, and the Spitfire pilots of 19 Squadron return from yet another encounter with Goering's much-vaunted Luftwaffe.

Return From the Fray by Richard Taylor.
 A trio of Spitfire Mk1s of 603 Sqn based at Biggin Hill are depicted on patrol in the Summer skies above Kent during the height of the Battle of Britain in August 1940. Lead aircraft is N3288 XT-H flown by Plt Off George Gilroy who finished the war with 14 confirmed victories, 10 shared and a further 14 aircraft destroyed in actions in which he was directly involved.

Biggin Trio by Ivan Berryman.
 Spitfires of 616 Squadron scramble from RAF Kenley during the heavy fighting of the Battle of Britain, late August 1940.  Below them a Hurricane of 253 Squadron, sharing the same base, is being prepared for its next vital mission at a distant dispersal.  All through the long summer of 1940, as Britain stood alone, a small band of fighter pilots took part in the greatest aerial battle in history.  Day after day the men of Fighter Command valiantly took to the air to defend their country from the Luftwaffe and the threat of German invasion and Nazi tyranny.  Outnumbered, but never out-fought, they fought to the point of exhaustion and, in doing so, paid a heavy price.  But they won.

We All Stand Together by Robert Taylor.
 You can almost hear the roar of their mighty Merlin engines and feel the prop-wash in this salute to the Hawker Hurricane.  This classic portrayal of this much-loved fighter depicts a pair of Mk.I Hurricanes from No.32 Sqn leading the scramble away from their forward airfield.  Often making three, four or five such scrambles a day at the height of the battle, this time they are racing to intercept Luftwaffe intruders who have been spotted crossing the Kent coast.

Response to Call by Robert Taylor.

 Continuing his popular series of Giclée Studio Proofs on canvas, Robert Taylor portrays Squadron Leader 'Sailor' Malan DFC, Commanding Officer of 74 Squadron and one of the great Battle of Britain Aces, in his famous painting Height of the Battle.  Having already made one diving attack into the force of Luftwaffe He111 bombers approaching London with their fighter escort, 'Sailor' peels his Spitfire over for a second attack. Another top Ace, Pilot Officer Harbourne Stephen DFC, is hard on his heels. Below them, typifying the scene as it was on the afternoon of Wednesday 11 September 1940, Mk.I Hurricanes from 17 and 56 Squadrons have already joined the fray.
Height of the Battle by Robert Taylor. (GS)
 The latest Giclée technology has once again brought Robert Taylor's sophisticated artistry to life to faithfully replicate his classic painting of the Hurricanes of 1 Squadron (RCAF).  Becoming operational at Northolt in August 1940 they served with great distinction throughout the Battle of Britain.
Maple Leaf Scramble by Robert Taylor. (GS)
 Few flew the Hurricane better in combat than Squadron Leader John Grandy, Commanding Officer of 249 Squadron. Robert Taylor's iconic painting Hurricane Attack portrays him about to pounce on a Bf110 over the Isle of Wight in August 1940.
Hurricane Attack by Robert Taylor. (GS)
 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)

Battle of Britain History Timeline : 9th October
9October1940 Eric Stanley Lock of No.41 Sqn RAF shot down a Me109
9October1940 Eric Stanley Lock of No.41 Sqn RAF shot down a Me109
9October1940 Eric Stanley Lock of No.41 Sqn RAF shot down a Me109
9October1940Belgian Battle of Britain pilot, P/O J. C. Kirkpatrick of 235 Squadron, was Killed.
9October1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O R. C. Thomas of 235 Squadron, was Killed.
9October1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. E. T. G. Frith of 611 & 92 Squadrons, was Shot down (died 17th October 1940).
9October1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. G. E. Keel of 235 Squadron, was Killed.
9October1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. S. Warren of 1 Squadron, was Killed.
9October1940Hauptmann Otto Bertram of JG 2 shot down a Blenheim
9October1940Hauptmann Otto Bertram of JG 2 shot down a Blenheim
9October1940Leutnant Detlev Rohwer of JG 3 shot down a Hurricane
9October1940Leutnant Waldemar Wübke of JG 54 shot down a Hampden
9October1940No 145 Squadron from Montrose to Tangmere
9October1940No 609 Squadron from Tangmere to Montrose
9October1940Number of aircraft available to the Royal Air Force for service on this day was 686 with 394 Hurricanes, 229 Spitfires, 38 Blenheims, amd 17 Defiants and 8 Gladiators
9October1940Oberfeldwebel Georg Schott of LG 2 shot down a Spitfire
9October1940Oberfeldwebel Hans Klee of JG 2 shot down a Blenheim
9October1940Oberleutnant Hans-Ekkehard Bob of JG 54 shot down a Spitfire
9October1940Oberleutnant Hans-Ekkehard Bob of JG 54 shot down a Spitfire
9October1940Royal Air Force lost one fighter with pilot unhurt
9October1940The Luftwaffe lost three mE109 and one JU88 with a possible two more ME109' one JU88 and one DO215
Battle of Britain Timeline of Related Info : 9th October


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