Flying Officer James Gilbert JOHNSON

Service No: 411916
Born: Balmain NSW, 28 March 1921
Enlisted in the RAAF: 21 June 1941
Unit: No. 91 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Hawkings, Kent
Died: Air Operations: (No. 91 Squadron Spitfire aircraft AB894), North Sea, 8 March 1943, Aged 21 Years
Buried: Unrecovered
CWGC Additional Information: Son of James Emil and Caroline Johnson, of Revesby, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Bankstown NSW
Remembered: Panel 188, Runnymede Memorial, Surrey UK
Remembered: Panel 124, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 0640 hours on 8 March 1943 Spitfire AB894 took off from Hawkings on a shipping reconnaissance. The last plotted position of the aircraft was north of Ostend. Then nothing further was heard from the aircraft which failed to return to base. It was later recorded that Flying Officer Johnson was missing lost at sea.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/21/13