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Johnnie Johnson - Second World War Flying Ace

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Air Vice Marshal James Edgar "Johnnie" Johnson CB, CBE, DSO & Two Bars, DFC & Bar (9 March 1915 – 30 January 2001) was a Royal Air Force (RAF) pilot and flying ace—defined as a pilot that has shot down five or more enemy aircraft in aerial combat—who, during the Second World War, credited 34 individual victories over enemy aircraft, as well as seven shared victories, three shared probables, 10 damaged, three shared damaged and one destroyed on the ground. Johnson flew 700. His list of individual victories were 14 Messerschmitt Bf 109s and 20 Focke-Wulf Fw 190s destroyed making him the most successful RAF ace against the Fw 190.
Johnson carried on flying with the RAF & flew the Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star in the Korean war. Staying in the RAF until 1966, Johnson rose to the rank Air Vice Marshal.

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