Ashford in Kent, England, United Kingdom
Lt. W.H. Johnson
Lost His Life When
His B17 Crashed
In This Area
13 – 4 – 44
Erected by Johnsonís Corner Memorial Association.
Location. 51° 3.013′ N, 0° 51.32′ E. Marker is in Ashford, England, in Kent. Marker is at the intersection of Marsh Road and England Route A2070, on the left when traveling south on Marsh Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ashford, England TN26 2QW, United Kingdom.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 8 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ranterís Oak (approx. 6.6 kilometers away).
Regarding Lt. W.H. Johnson.
Lt. William Johnson was the pilot of a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, named “Spare Parts”, of the 711th Bombardment Squadron, 447th Bombardment Group, based at Rattlesden Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.
On April 13, 1944 “Spare Parts” was on a mission to attack a target in Augsburg in Bavaria, southern Germany. Soon after crossing the French coast the formation came under heavy flak fire which caused a number of planes to abort and head home, including Johnsonís aircraft, having suffered heavy damage.
Categories. • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 10, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 10, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.