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The Airmen's Stories - Sgt. C A Johnson


Charles Alexander Johnson joined the RAFVR about June 1940 as an Aircrafthand. He volunteered for flying duties, completed a short radar course and then joined 25 Squadron at North Weald on 26th September 1940.

He flew his first operational sortie on the 30th. On 16th January 1941, flying with S/Ldr. CDS Smith, Johnson was involved in damaging a Do17 near Newmarket in Beaufighter R2158. He was by then holding the rank of Sergeant.

On 27th April 1941 Johnson and F/lt. JF Inkster probably destroyed an unidentified enemy aircraft over The Wash.

Commissioned from Warrant Officer in November 1943, Johnson had to relinquish his commission due to ill-health on 5th May 1945.


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