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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 : 23rd July
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
23July1940Feldwebel Gustav Schramm of NJG 1 shot down a Wellington
23July1940Feldwebel Otto Wiese of NJG 2 shot down a Wellington
23July1940Spitfire K9899 Mk.Ia - Damaged on operations.
23July1940Spitfire N3026 Mk.Ia , RF-A, - Crash-landed.
23July1940Spitfire N3229 Mk.Ia - Damaged on operations.
23July1940Spitfire R6767 Mk.Ia - Damaged on operations.
23July1940Unteroffizier Hans Busch of JG 51 shot down a Blenheim
23July1944During a German Bomber raid near Kinnaird's Head a Do215 was intercepted was shot down by Spitfires at 1540 hours.
23July1944Hurricanes shot down a German bomber possibly a Ju86 off Yarmouth
23July1944Near Dunbar it is believed than one He111 was shot down at 0040 hours by a Spitfire
23July1944No. 264 Squadron (Defiants) has moved from Duxford to Kirton in Lindsey.
23July1944No.1 Squadron (Hurricanes) has moved from Northolt to Tangmere
23July1944No.43 Squadron (Hurricanes) has moved from Tangmere to Northolt.
23July1944Number of aircraft available for service on this day was 599 with, 282 Hurricanes, 243 Spitfires, 62 Blenheims, amd 12 Defiants
Battle of Britain Timeline of Related Info : 23rd July
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
23July1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O J. R. G. Sutton of 611 Squadron, was Killed.
23July1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. A. H. Gregory of 111 Squadron, was Killed.
23July1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. G. W. Tabor of 65 & 152 Squadrons, was Killed.
23July1942Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. J. H. Hogg of 141 Squadron, was Killed.
23July1942Former Polish Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt E. J. A. Nowakiewicz of 302 Squadron, was Taken prisoner.
23July2008Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O E. G. Parkin of 501 Squadron, Passed away.

 

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