Johnson, Hilding Roy, III, 2nd Lt

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
M 1055-Pilot, Single-Engine Fighter
Last AFSC Group
USAAF
Primary Unit
1944-1944, M 1055, 366th Fighter Group
Service Years
1942 - 1944
Second Lieutenant

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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1924
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
San Francisco
Last Address
Asch Airfield, Belgium

Casualty Date
Dec 25, 1944
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Belgium
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
American Cemetery - Ardennes, Belgium
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Wall of the Missing

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 Unit Assignments
391st Fighter Squadron  - Bold Tigers366th Fighter Group
  1944-1944, M 1055, 391st Fighter Squadron - Bold Tigers
  1944-1944, M 1055, 366th Fighter Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1944-1944 World War II/European-African-Middle Eastern Theater
 Colleges Attended 
Sacramento City College
  1942-1943, Sacramento City College
 My Aircraft/Missiles
P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)  
  1944-1944, P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
2nd Lt. Johnson flew with the 391st Fighter Squadron, 366th Fighter Group, 9th Air Force out of RAF Thruxton, Andover, Hampshire, England. (aka USAAF Station AAF-407). 

Beginning in mid June 1944, the unit flew out of Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) at St. Pierre du Mont, France (ALG A-1).  However, in November 1944, the Army constucted an airfield in Belgium, the Advanced Landing Ground (Y-29).  It was from this airfield that he made his last mission.

He was shot down most likely by FLAK/anti-aircarft fire and was lost on 25 December, 1944. His P-47D Thunderbolt (# 42-29324) crashed while he was attacking enemy motor transport targets near St. Vith, Belgium, near Wallerode-Setz, St Vith's, Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge.

His remains were found during the excavation of the crash site that had been discovered in 2008, recovered from a Belgian field; and these were identified on 15 September  2011. According to The Sacramento Bee, his remains were to be placed near the family cabin in Camp Sacramento, Eldorado National Forest, California.
 
Note:
Lt. Johnson has a memorial on the Wall of the Missing, Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial, Neuville-en-Condroz, Arrondissement de Liège, Liège, Belgium.
   
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