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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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Lightning



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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 !
The Luftwaffe had done everything in its power to pummel London into submission but they failed. By the end of September 1940 their losses were mounting. For weeks since the early days of September, London had been the main target for the Luftwaffe and during that time Luftwaffe High Command had grown increasingly despondent as their losses steadily mounted. Far from being on the brink of collapse RAF Fighter Command, though vastly outnumbered, had shown an incredible resilience. The fighting had reached a dramatic climax on Sunday 15th September when, bloodied and bruised, the Luftwaffe had lost the upper hand on a day of intense combat that had culminated with a humiliating retreat. Almost every day that had passed since then had seen the Luftwaffe do everything in its power to pummel London and regain the initiative, but the daylight raids were becoming increasingly costly. On Friday 27th September, 80 days after the Battle of Britain had officially begun, the Luftwaffe came once more, this time concentrating on the fastest bombers they had - Ju88s and Bf110s. And they came in force, principally targeting London and Bristol. Anthony Saunders' superb painting depicts one of these raids, this time by bombers from KG77 as they head over the Medway Estuary, east of the City of London, in an attempt to attack the capital's warehouses and docks. Among the many units defending the capital that day was 92 Squadron from Biggin Hill and Anthony portrays the Spitfire of Pilot Officer Geoffrey Wellum in his dramatic piece. With a deft flick of the rudder Wellum banks his fighter away to port seconds after sharing in the destruction of a Ju88. It was just one of more than 50 German aircraft destroyed by the RAF during the day.
Decisive Blow by Anthony Saunders.
 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.1As of No.610 (County of Chester) Sqn RAAF, intercept incoming Heinkel 111H-16s of the 9th Staffel, Kampfgeschwader 53 Legion Condor during the big daylight raids on London of August and September 1940 - the climax of the Battle of Britain.  Spitfire N3029 (DW-K) was shot down by a Bf109 on the 5th of September 1940 and crash-landed near Gravesend, Kent, thankfully without injury to Sgt Willcocks, the pilot.  For the record, N3029 was rebuilt and, following some brief flying in the UK, was sent overseas by convoy to the Middle East.  Ironically, the ship carrying this aircraft was torpedoed en route and both ship and all its cargo were lost.

Close Encounter by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
 Posted to 64 Squadron on 1st July 1940, </a>the tragically short relationship of Sub Lt F Dawson Paul with the Spitfire was crammed with victories.  He immediately shared a Dornier Do17 off Beachy Head and, just four days later claimed a Messerschmitt Bf.109.  Further kills were confirmed over the next two weeks, among them five Bf.110s and another Do.17. His final victory was a Bf.109 on 25th, but on this day he fell to the guns of the German ace Adolf Galland.  Dawson Paul was rescued from the English Channel by a German E-boat, but died of his wounds five days later as a prisoner of war.

The Longest July by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
 Squadron Leader H C Sawyer is depicted here flying his 65 Sqn Spitfire Mk.1a R6799 (YT-D) in the skies above Kent on 31st July 1940 at the height of the Battle of Britain.  Chasing him is Major Hans Trubenbach of 1 Gruppe, Lehrgeschwader 2 in his Messerschmitt Vf109E-3 (Red 12) . The encounter lasted eight minutes with both pilots surviving.

High Pursuit by Ivan Berryman. (PC)

 Hawker Hurricane Mk 1s of No 242 Sqn patrol a glorious September sky as the Battle of Britain reaches its climax in the Summer of 1940. The nearest aircraft is that of Sqn Ldr Douglas Bader, flying V7467 in which he claimed four victories, plus two probables and one destroyed. P/O W L McKnight (LE-A) and P/O D W Crowley-Milling (LE-M) are in close attendance.

High Patrol by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
 Routine, though essential, maintenance is carried out on a 501 Sqn Hurricane at the height of the Battle of Britain during the Summer of 1940.  Hurricane P3059 <i>SD-N</i> in the background is the aircraft of Group Captain Byron Duckenfield.

Ground Force by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
 Pilot Officer Allan Wright - later Group Captain, and awarded DFC and AFC - pilots Spitfire QJ-S of No.92 Squadron during the Battle of Britain, with his wingman in close support.

Summer 1940 by Ivan Berryman. (PC)
A Gloster Gladiator MkII of 247 Sqn is depicted patrolling off the Cornish coast in August 1940 during which time this squadron became the only one to operate the Gladiator in the defence of the South of England during the Battle of Britain.

Lone Gladiator by Ivan Berryman. (PC)

Battle of Britain History Timeline : 28th August
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
28August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, F/Lt. H. K. Macdonald of 603 Squadron, was Killed.
28August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, F/Lt. J. L. G Cunningham of 603 Squadron, was Killed.
28August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, F/Lt. R. C. V. Ash of 264 Squadron, was Killed.
28August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O C. E. Johnson of 264 Squadron, was Killed.
28August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O D. K. Macdonald of 603 Squadron, was Killed.
28August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O D. Whitley of 264 Squadron, was Killed.
28August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O K. H. Cox of 610 Squadron, was Killed.
28August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O N. J. V. Benson of 603 Squadron, was Killed.
28August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O P. L. Kenner of 264 Squadron, was Killed.
28August1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. R. C. Turner of 264 Squadron, was Killed.
28August1940Feldwebel Anton Gremm of JG 3 shot down a Hurricane
28August1940Feldwebel Erwin Kortlepel of JG 3 shot down a Hurricane
28August1940Feldwebel Erwin Leykauf of JG 54 shot down a Hurricane
28August1940Feldwebel Hans Stechmann of JG 3 shot down a Spitfire
28August1940Feldwebel Josef Bauer of JG 3 shot down a Spitfire
28August1940Feldwebel Josef Bauer of JG 3 shot down a Spitfire
28August1940Feldwebel Leonhard Birk of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
28August1940Feldwebel Max Clerico of JG 54 shot down a Hurricane
28August1940German losses for the day inlcuding others already mentioned was 28 with a further 14 possibles. These included 4 DO17, Two DO215,19 ME109's with a possible another 11 ME109's one HE111 anda further two possible, One HE159 plus one other,
28August1940Leutnant Hans-Erich Heinbockel of JG 54 shot down a Hurricane
28August1940Leutnant Heinz Schnabel of JG 3 shot down a Spitfire
28August1940Leutnant Helmut Meckel of JG 3 shot down a Hurricane
28August1940Leutnant Martin Rysavy of JG 26 shot down a Hurricane
28August1940Major Adolf Galland of JG 26 shot down a Defiant
28August1940Major Werner Mölders of JG 51 shot down a Curtiss
28August1940Major Werner Mölders of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
28August1940Number of aircraft available for service on this day was 723 with 413 Hurricanes, 225 Spitfires, 55 Blenheims, amd 23 Defiants and 7 Gladiators
28August1940Oberfeldwebel Franz Hessel of JG 3 shot down a Spitfire
28August1940Oberfeldwebel Josef Pöhs of JG 54 shot down a Spitfire
28August1940Oberfeldwebel Karl Hier of JG 54 shot down a Spitfire
28August1940Oberleutnant Anton Stangl of JG 54 shot down a Spitfire
28August1940Oberleutnant Franz von Werra of JG 3 shot down a Hurricane
28August1940Oberleutnant Franz von Werra of JG 3 shot down a Hurricane
28August1940Oberleutnant Franz von Werra of JG 3 shot down a Hurricane
28August1940Oberleutnant Franz von Werra of JG 3 shot down a Spitfire
28August1940Oberleutnant Fritz Losigkeit of JG 26 shot down a Hurricane
28August1940Oberleutnant Georg Claus of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
28August1940Oberleutnant Gerhard Schöpfel of JG 26 shot down a Defiant
28August1940Oberleutnant Günther Scholz of JG 54 shot down a Hurricane
28August1940Oberleutnant Joachim Strauß of JG 54 shot down a Hurricane
28August1940Oberleutnant Josef Haiböck of JG 26 shot down a Defiant
28August1940Oberleutnant Karl-Heinz Schnell of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
28August1940Oberleutnant Rudolf Ziegler of JG 54 shot down a Spitfire
28August1940Oberleutnant Walter Horten of JG 26 shot down a Defiant
28August1940Oberleutnant Walter Horten of JG 26 shot down a Defiant
28August1940RAF Fighters intercepted and shot down five German aircraft over Essex
28August1940Rochford was subjected to heavy attack by fifteen He111 and it was estimated that 15 tons of bombs were dropped in and around the aerodrome RAF fighers shot down nine aircraft including ME109's
28August1940Royal Air Force lost 20 Fighters and seven Pilots and 3 Air gunners were Killed
28August1940South African Battle of Britain pilot, P/O R. H. Haviland of 248 Squadron, was Killed.
28August1940Spitfire L1046 Mk.Ia , XT-K, - Shot down by Me109s off Dover. Pilot Officer Macdonald missing.
28August1940Spitfire L1060 Mk.Ia - Dived into beach at Hoylake.
28August1940Spitfire N3105 Mk.Ia - Shot down by Me109 at Tenterden. Pilot Officer Benson killed.
28August1940Spitfire N3178 Mk.Ia , UO-K, - Damaged by bombs at Eastchurch at 07.18hrs.
28August1940Spitfire P9511 Mk.Ia - Shot down by Me109 and crashed into house near Deal. Pilot Officer Cox killed.
28August1940Spitfire R6751 Mk.Ia , XT-U, - Shot down by Me109s off Dover. Flight Lieutenant Cunningham missing.
28August1940Spitfire R6832 Mk.Ia - Damaged by another Spitfire while dogfighting with Me109s. Subsequently abandoned and crashed at Frid Wood. Flight Lieutenant Deere parachuted to safety.
28August1940Spitfire R6989 Mk.Ia , XT-X, - Shot down and damaged. Flying Officer Ritchie injured.
28August1940Spitfire X4053 Mk.Ia - Damaged by Me109 over Ramsgate and crashed at Puckstone Farm. Squadron Leader Finlay parachuted to safety.
28August1940Unteroffizier Josef Heinzeller of JG 3 shot down a Defiant
28August1940Unteroffizier Konrad Nelleskamp of JG 3 shot down a Hurricane
28August1940Unteroffizier Kurt Gräf of JG 3 shot down a Spitfire
28August1940Unteroffizier Kurt Koch of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
28August1940Unteroffizier Rudolf Saborowski of JG 3 shot down a Spitfire
28August1940about one hundred German aircraft over Kent and the Estuary. RAF fighters destroyed twelve aircraft.
Battle of Britain Timeline of Related Info : 28th August
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
28August1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, F/Lt. W. Cunningham DFC of 19 Squadron, was Taken prisoner.
28August1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O W. J. Lawson of 19 Squadron, was Killed.
28August1941Former Polish Battle of Britain pilot, F/O B. Grzeszezak of 303 Squadron, was Killed.
28August2011Former British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O B. Drake of 213 Squadron & 421 Flight , Passed away.

 

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