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Johnson, Carl Benjamin

Individual Personnel Data
Name Johnson, Carl Benjamin   
Rank Staff Sergeant
Serial Number 18127982   
Unit Assignments Assigned to the 545th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), per AAF Station 106 Special Orders #43 dated 6 July 1943, effective 6 July 1943.
Duty Ball Turret Gunner
Last Duty Date 12 August 1943
Results Killed In Action
Final Resting Place or Memorial: Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Texas
Related Documents Missing Air Crew Report # 288 (26.475 MB)
Photo Album:Crew Photo Album

Crew Composition When Assigned to the 384th BG
Replacement Combat Crew
2nd Lt. Swank, Robert DalePilotKIA
2nd Lt. Hoffmeyer, William AlfredCo-pilotPOW
2nd Lt. Bolin, Harold AndrewNavigatorPOW
2nd Lt. Perkins, Newell EdwardBombardierPOW
T/SGT. Mattoon, William EarlRadio Operator / GunnerPOW
T/SGT. Kosse, Russell JeromeEngineer / Top Turret GunnerPOW
S/SGT. Johnson, Carl BenjaminBall Turret GunnerKIA

Missions, Aircraft, Crews
This individual was credited with 3 Combat Missions.
Number Date Target Position Aircraft Mission/Sortie Information
10 25 July 1943 Target: Blohm & Voss Aircraft Works and Shipyard
Type: Industry
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑5806 Combat Mission Credit
Landed away at RAF Oulton, Norfolk, on return due to low fuel.
Sortie Report
11 28 July 1943 Target: Aircraft Engine Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑30139 Combat Mission Credit
Aborted Mission After Taking Off
Turned back with #2 engine trouble.
Sortie Report
12 29 July 1943 Target: Naval Base
Type: Military
Location: Kiel, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑3074 Aborted Mission After Taking Off
Turned back over North Sea because #3 exhaust manifold blew and pressure went down to 15 inches, making it impossible to keep up with formation.
Sortie Report
13 30 July 1943 Target: Aircraft Assembly Plant
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑29985 Aborted Mission After Taking Off
Turned back ten miles from the English coast due to 'high cylinder head temperatures and rough No. 2 engine.'
Sortie Report
14 12 August 1943 Target: Synthetic Fuel Hydrogenation Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Ball Turret 42‑5806 Combat Mission Credit
Failed To Return
Hit by flak on the way to the target, then attacked by fighters. Some of crew bailed out before aircraft exploded. Crashed near Volmershofen/Heidgen (5 miles SW of Bonn), Germany. MACR 288
Sortie Report

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