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Service No: 169100
13-Sep-45 DFC Awarded
255 Sqn RAF entry (might be the same person)
Bristol Beaufighter (T/o 23:59hrs) piloted by F/O GILES and F/O JOHNSON as N/R on that occasion) was attacked from astern at 02:35hrs by an unidentified aircraft firing cannon, causing damage that included puncturing of the hydraulic system. The Beaufighter crash-landed back at Pomigliano without injury to the crew. 25.1.1944
F/O (121.291) David GILES DFC (pilot) RAFVR - Ok
F/O T.E. JOHNSON (nav.) RAFVR - Ok
From the National Archives AIR/27/2072 601 Squadron ORB
14th Feb 1945
During the first practice mission of the day, the formation of 4 aircraft investigated an aircraft which was believed enemy and while doing so they flew a little over enemy territory and enemy flak was encountered. F/Lt O.H.E. JONES and F/O T.E. JOHNSON both returned safely to base although their aircraft were (both) damaged by the flak.
24th Apr 1945 (TA817)
On last straffing run F/Lt Johnson called up and said that his A/C had been hit, he flew South and at 11.25 hours was seen to crash land in a field near a house in the Cocommile area flying a white flag he was seen to get out and wave.