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Wing Commander Johnnie Johnson, 1960
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Wing Commander Johnnie Johnson, 1960

Measurements: Overall: 20.5cm (8.2in) x 15.75cm (6.25in)

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Autograph signed postcard of the Second World War fighter ace Wing Commander J.E. ‘Johnnie’ Johnson, D.S.O.**, D.F.C.*, commanding officer of  No. 144 Wing, Royal Air Force, at Bazenville Landing Ground, Normandy, July 1944, with his Labrador, Sally. Framed and gazed.

Second world War fighter ace Air Vice Marshal J.E. Johnson (1915-2001) was credited with 34 individual victories, as well as seven shared victories, three shared probable, 10 damaged, three shared damaged and one destroyed on the ground. Johnson flew 700 operational sorties and engaged enemy aircraft on 57 occasions. Included in his list of individual victories were 14 Messerschmitt Bf 109s and 20 Focke-Wulf 190s destroyed making him the most successful R.A.F. ace against the Fw.190. This score made him the highest scoring Western Allied fighter ace against the Luftwaffe.

 

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