Captain William E. JOHNSON jr. (church)

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 61 Orne   City  : Perche en Nocé  anciennement sur Colonard-Corubert
Coordinates : 48°23'46"N 0°39'20"E.  48.39624 0.65546.  48°23.774 N 0°39.327 E

The Corubert church has a plaque commemorating a US aviator.

Take the D923 W from Chartres to Courville-sur-Eure and then the D920 W to Colonard-Corubert. Turn S onto Le Buisson to Corubert. Turn E at the T. The church is on the S side of the road.
In memory of US pilot Cpt William E. Johnson who was shot down in aerial combat over Corubert on April 10th 1944. He died for our freedom.

While returning from a B-24 bombing mission over Tours, the P-47 escort was attacked by German fighters. Shot down in aerial combat, Cpt William E. Johnson Jr. of the 360th FS 356th FG crashed on April 10th 1944 at 1116 at the helm of his P-47 D6 “Kitten” 42-74639.

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Memorial Captain William E. JOHNSON jr. (church) Perche en Nocé Orne (61)
BONNET J-Marc 22/06/2013

Memorial Captain William E. JOHNSON jr. (church) Perche en Nocé Orne (61)
BONNET J-Marc 22/06/2013