People from Comanche County, Oklahoma

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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 41. Chapters: People from Lawton, Oklahoma, Robert S. Johnson, Leon Russell, C. J. Cherryh, Kelly Willis, Percy Watson, Randy Bass, Robert Wright, Bryan White, Shea Kerry, Charles Thompson, Stephen Hillenburg, Hal LeSueur, Jammal Brown, Julia Compton Moore, Justin Brown, Will Shields, Brian Young, Conrad Herwig, Lauren Nelson, J. D. Walton, Mike Minter, Koyie Hill, Heck Thomas, Jack N. Merritt, N. Scott Momaday, Lyle Boren, George Tahdooahnippah, Cullen Bryant, Marty Brown, Tony Crocker, Kelly Stinnett, Stacey King, Evo Terra, Charles Chibitty, Larry Birdine, John Godina, Karen Bill, Karen Clark, Reddin Andrews, Chryste Gaines, Judith Lowry, John Fedko, Johnny Lam Jones, Blake Williams, William Witney, William Walters, Grady Brewer, Elizabeth Ann Nalley, Chip Banks, Toby Morris, Antonio Perkins, Steven R. White, Kathleen Wilcoxson, Ryan Robertson, Gary Jones, Jackie Allen, Gale Olson, Steve Wilson, Martin Chase, Anthony Griggs, Benjamin Curtis, Sam Horner, Tracy Harris, Chris Wilson, John Holt, Eddie Hinton, Derek Bunch, Julian Niemczyk. Excerpt: Lieutenant Colonel Robert Samuel Johnson (February 21, 1920 - December 27, 1998) was a USAAF fighter pilot during World War II. He is credited with scoring 27 victories during the conflict flying a P-47 Thunderbolt. Robert S. Johnson was the first USAAF fighter pilot in the European theater to surpass Eddie Rickenbacker's World War I score of 26 victories. He finished his combat tour with 27 kills, was later credited by the Eighth Air Force claims board with a 28th victory when a probable was reassessed as a destroyed, then reduced back to 27 when a post-war review discovered that the Eighth Air Force had inadvertently switched credits for a kill he made with a double kill made by a fellow 56th Fighter Group pilot, Ralph A. Johnson, on November 26, 1943, a day when Robert Johnson aborted the mission after takeoff. (Their Army serial numbers were also nearly identical, O-662216 and O-662217.) Note on sources: Johnson's autobiographical memoir, Thunderbolt!, provided all information regarding Johnson's childhood and cadet training. Johnson was born in Lawton, Oklahoma, the son of an automobile mechanic, in February 1920. In his war memoir, Thunderbolt!, he states that he first developed an interest in military aviation in the summer of 1928, when his father took him to see a U.S. Army Air Corps barnstorming team, "The Three Musketeers", appearing at Ft. Sill's Post Field. Four years later, Johnson took his first flight, a 15-minute night excursion over Lawton in a Ford Tri-motor. Johnson attended Lawton public schools, was a Boy Scout, and excelled in athletics. For acquiring the skills and aggressiveness he later employed as a fighter pilot, Johnson credited an interest in shooting and hunting small game with a .22 rifle, boxing competitively to learn about controlling fear, and playing high school and junior college football as a blocking guard. At the age of eleven, Johnson began working as a laborer in a Lawton cabinet-making shop, working 8 or more hours daily af

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Titel
People from Comanche County, Oklahoma
Untertitel
People from Lawton, Oklahoma, Robert S. Johnson, Leon Russell, C. J. Cherryh, Kelly Willis, Percy Watson, Randy Bass, Robert Wright, Bryan White, Shea Kerry, Charles Thompson, Stephen Hillenburg, Hal LeSueur, Jammal Brown
Editor
EAN
9781156054888
ISBN
1156054885
Format
Kartonierter Einband
Genre
Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten
44
Gewicht
77g
Größe
H246mm x B189mm x T2mm
Jahr
2011
Untertitel
Englisch
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