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Lt Richard Johnson, 321st Bomb Group/MTO WWII MIA/POW
1943 | North Africa
Lt Richard S Johnson, 321stBG,445thBS, Shot-Down 4 April 1943 "Adcock Loss #41-13183 over North Africa.
Johnson, Richard S., 2Lt., Pilot, Enlistment Service # : 35002755
Officer's Service # : O-792272
MISSING IN ACTION on 04 April 1943~POW~On Bombing Mission; The target was El Djem airdrome. The escort was Spitfires. 700 rounds of ammunition was expended. 288 x 20 lb frags were dropped in train from 6000 ft. Lt. Adcock and crew failed to return. He was last seen with his left engine smoking. It was later confirmed by two Spitfire pilots that the ship went down behind enemy lines.
A/C No. 41-13183 (Hit by flak – down behind enemy lines)
P: Adcock, Roy D., 1Lt~POW
CP: Johnson, Richard S., 2Lt~POW
N: Hill, Raymond D., 2Lt~POW
B: None listed – likely the navigator
E: Lippincott, Spencer H., S/Sgt~POW
R: Boyd, Hugh A., T/Sgt~POW
G: Campbell, Theodore W., S/Sgt~POW
U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
Name: Richard S Johnson, Birth Year: 1915 Race: White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: Ohio; State of Residence: Ohio; County or City: Knox
Enlistment Date: 8 Feb 1941 Enlistment State: Ohio; Enlistment City: Fort Hayes Columbus; Grade Code: Private; Education: 2 years of college; Civil Occupation: Farm hands, general farms ; Marital Status: Single, without dependents; Height: 70 Weight: 175
Lt R Johnson-POW Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria
July, 1945 | Germany
Lt Richard Johnson was taken as a POW, Shot-Down and landed behind enemy lines...
World War II Prisoners of War, 1941-1946; Name: Richard S Johnson Race: White;
Residence state: Ohio; Report Date: 4 Apr 1943 ;Latest Report Date: Jul 1945;
Grade: Second Lieutenant or Nurse or Dietitian or Physical therapy aide ; Grade Notes: Second Lieutenant or Ensign; Service Branch: Army; Arm or Service: Air Corps ;
Arm or Service Code: Air Corps ; Organization Type: Bombardment, Medium
Parent Unit Type: Group/Regiment/Commands/System
Area Served: North African Theatre: Tunisia Detaining Country: Germany
Camp: 033 Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria
(Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
Status: Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated
Report Source: Individual has been reported through sources considered official.
Richard Johnson 1915-2005
2005 | Ohio
Social Security Death Index Name: Richard S. Johnson SSN: xxx-xx-8842
Last Residence: 31008 Byron, Peach, Georgia Born: 7 Sep 1915
Died: 10 May 2005 State (Year) SSN issued: Arizona (Before 1951)
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Nationwide Gravesite Locator
JOHNSON, RICHARD S 1ST LT US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II
DATE OF BIRTH: 09/07/1915 DATE OF DEATH: 05/10/2005
BURIED AT: BELLVILLE CEMETERY ST RT 97 N BELLVILLE, OH 44813
United States Obituary Collection Name of Deceased: Richard S. Johnson
Age at Death: 89; Death Date: 10 May 2005; Obituary Date: 13 May 2005
Newspaper Title: Mount Vernon News Newspaper Location: Mount Vernon, OH, Us
Birth Date: abt 1916 Locations Mentioned in Obituary: Library; Fruitville; North Royalton
Sarasota; Mount Vernon; Cabot; GA; Havana Other Persons Mentioned in Obituary: Sue Galuszka (Frank); Thad Lockwood (Dorothy); Issac; Louise Johnson (Garber); Europe; Robert Johnson; Elizabeth ?Lib?; Pauline Hutsell; Marjorie Denham; Mitchell Bomber
Mount Vernon News - (May/13/2005) - Mount Vernon, OHIO
Richard S. Johnson
SARASOTA, Fla. — Richard S. Johnson, 89, of Sarasota, Fla., died May 10, 2005, at Cabot Reserve on the Green Extended Care Facility in Sarasota.
He was born in Mount Vernon, Sept. 7, 1915, son of Issac and Louise (Garber) Johnson. After spending his early years in Mount Vernon he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps and saw extensive action in World War II as a B-25 Mitchell Bomber pilot. He participated in action in North Africa, Sicily, Italy and the invasion of Europe. His plane was shot down over Europe and he was a Prisoner of War for 28 months in Poland. Following his discharge he enrolled at the University of Florida and graduated in 1948 with a degree in horticulture. For many years he owned and operated R.S. Johnson Wholesale Plants in Sarasota, specializing in exotic species and difficult-to-grow plants. Mr. Johnson was an avid reader who donated his extensive library to the Sarasota Garden Club and the Fruitville, Fla., Library. He was an accomplished artist in pen and ink drawings and abstract woodcarvings and carvings of birds. He was an avid saltwater sailor and built several sailboats, winning a number of races and participated in the final Tampa to Havana race prior to the fall of Cuba. Mr. Johnson was the final surviving member of his immediate family and his legacy is many loyal friends, his art, his books and his nursery.
He is survived by a niece, Sue (Frank) Galuszka of North Royalton; and nephew, Thad (Dorothy) Lockwood of Goldsboro, Ga.
He was preceded in death by sisters, Pauline Hutsell, Ruth Johnson, Marjorie Denham and Elizabeth "Lib" Lockwood; and brother, Robert Johnson.
The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is assisting with arrangements. A graveside service will be held at a later date in Bellville Cemetery. This obituary and a guest registry may be viewed online at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 Name: Richard S Johnson
Service Info.: 1ST LT US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR II
Birth Date: 7 Sep 1915 Death Date: 10 May 2005
Cemetery: Bellville Cemetery Cemetery Address: St Rt 97 N Bellville, OH 44813
Richard S Johnson Birth: Sep. 7, 1915 Death: May 10, 2005
1ST LT US ARMY AIR FORCES WORLD WAR TWO AIR MEDAL
Burial: Bellville Cemetery Bellville, Richland County, Ohio, USA
Created by: Todd James Dean Record added: Jul 13, 2011 Find A Grave Memorial # 73291900
1930 Census/Clinton/Knox Co./Ohio/Roll: 1826/ED-13/Page: 19B
Household Members: Name Age
Sterling Johnson/Head of Household/46
(Researched by Patti Johnson, entered by Barbi Connolly)