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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 : 26th September
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
26September1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. J. M. Christie of 152 Squadron, was Killed.
26September1940Czech Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt V. Horsky of 238 Squadron, was Killed.
26September1940Feldwebel Helmut Haugk of ZG 26 shot down a Hurricane
26September1940Feldwebel Herbert Schramm of JG 53 shot down a Hampden
26September1940Feldwebel Wilhelm Hermes of JG 2 shot down a Hurricane
26September1940Feldwebel Wilhelm Hermes of JG 2 shot down a Hurricane
26September1940Flying Officer Allan Wright of No.92 Sqn RAF shot down a Ju88
26September1940Hauptmann Hans-Joachim Gerlach of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
26September1940Hauptmann Helmut Wick of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
26September1940Hauptmann Karl-Heinz Greisert of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
26September1940Luftwaffe losses were Ten ME109, six ME110 Thirteen HE111 and three JU88 with a possible further five ME109 and four HE111 Anti Aircraft batteries shot down one aircraft
26September1940Major Wolfgang Schellmann of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
26September1940No 504 Squadron has moved from Hendon to Filton and No 25 Squadron - whole Squadron now at North Weald
26September1940No 66 Squadron from Kenley to Gravesend
26September1940Number of aircraft available to the Royal Air Force for service on this day was 673 with 392 Hurricanes, 203 Spitfires, 56 Blenheims, amd 15 Defiants and 7 Gladiators
26September1940Oberfahnrich Alfred Wehmeyer of ZG 26 shot down a Hurricane
26September1940Oberfeldwebel Kurt Bühligen of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
26September1940Oberleutnant Bruno Stolle of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
26September1940Oberleutnant Kurt Brändle of JG 53 shot down a Spitfire
26September1940Oberleutnant Sophus Baagoe of ZG 26 shot down a Spitfire
26September1940Oberstleutnant Johann Schalk of ZG 26 shot down a Spitfire
26September1940Polish Battle of Britain pilot, P/O W. M. C. Samolinski of 253 Squadron, was Killed.
26September1940Royal Air Force lost 10 fighters with 3 pilots killed
26September1940Sgt. M Belc of 303 squadron first victory was a Me109,
26September1940Sgt. T Andruszkow of 303 Squadron claimed a HE111
26September1940Spitfire K9882 Mk.Ia - Shot down by Me109 off Isle of Wight. Sergeant Christie killed.
26September1940Unteroffizier Hans Tilly of JG 2 shot down a Hurricane
26September1940Unteroffizier Karl Hannes of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
26September1940Unteroffizier Karl Hannes of JG 2 shot down a Spitfire
26September1940Unteroffizier Richard Heller of ZG 26 shot down a Spitfire
Battle of Britain Timeline of Related Info : 26th September
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
26September1985Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O W. N. C. Salmond of 64 Squadron, Passed away.

 

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