670th BS Patch

416th Bombardment Group (L)

Sgt. John Lennart Johnson

Gunner,  17110843

Killed In Action - Aug 6, 1944

670th Bombardment Squadron (L)

WWII-Medal

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      Born: 27-May-1922, Nusnas, Dalarna, Sweden

Entered Military Service: Date: 13-Oct-1942 At: Ft Snelling, MN From: Polk County, Wisconsin
NARA Enlistment Record: Enlisted Serial # 17110843

Buried: Bunyan Union Cemetery, Bunyan, Wisconsin

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The crew of Lt. Douglas T. Sommers, Ssgt John L. Johnson and Ssgt Stanley R. Zakliskewicz was lost while attempting an emergency landing after damage suffered by flak during a bombing run on the Oissel bridge.



Description:
Killed in Action: Killed when they were forced to crash land in Normandy with their plane badly damaged by flak were Lt. D.T. Sommers, Sgt. S.R. Zakliskiewicz, and Sgt. J.L. Johnson.
(416th BG History 1944)

Lt Douglas T. Sommers, pilot, and his gunners, Sgts John L. Johnson, and Stanley R. Zakliekewicz were killed, when, after the plane had been severely hit by flak, the pilot tried unsuccessfully to crash land on emergency strip A-13 in France.
("670th Bombardment Squadron (L) History")

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