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Name: Frank Johnson
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) with Bar Frank Johnson
Country: England
Rank: Sergeant
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 20, 22, 62
Victories: 16
Born: 26 December 1896
Place of Birth: Oldham, Lancashire, England
Died: 1961
Place of Death: Oldham, Lancashire, England
 
 
The son of James and Rachel Johnson, Frank Johnson scored 4 victories as an F.E.2b observer with 22 Squadron. Sergeant Johnson received Royal Aero Club Aviator's Certificate 4531 on 21 April 1917. As a Bristol Fighter pilot, he scored 12 more victories with 20 and 62 Squadrons.
 
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM) Bar
6391 Sjt. F. Johnson, D.C.M., R.A.F. (Kettering).
   For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in encounters with enemy aeroplanes, with the following results:—Attacked and crashed a Pfalz scout, drove down an Albatross out of control. On previous occasions he had destroyed four enemy aeroplanes and driven three down out of control.
   (D.C.M. gazetted 26th April, 1917.)
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 24 Sep 1916 1635 22 F.E.2b (4924) 1 Halberstadt D ? (OOC) 11 Epehy
2 16 Oct 1916 1440 22 F.E.2b (4855) 2 Albatros D.I (OOC) Guedecourt
3 22 Nov 1916 1330 22 F.E.2b (7706) 3 Albatros D.I (OOC) Bancourt
4 04 Feb 1917 1345 22 F.E.2b (7697) 4 Albatros D.II (DES) Haplincourt
5 11 Oct 1917 0715 20 Bristol Fighter (B1130) 5 Albatros D.III (OOC) Moorslede
6 03 Dec 1917 1215 20 Bristol Fighter (A7214) 6 Albatros D.V (OOC) Wervicq
7 05 Dec 1917 0925 20 Bristol Fighter (A7144) 7 Albatros D.V (OOC) Dadizeele
8 10 Dec 1917 0915 20 Bristol Fighter (A7144) 7 Albatros D.V (DES) E of Staden
9 22 Dec 1917 1400 20 Bristol Fighter (A7144) 7 Albatros D.V (DES) Roulers
10 22 Dec 1917 1420 20 Bristol Fighter (A7144) 7 Albatros D.V (OOC) Roulers
11 25 Jan 1918 1230 20 Bristol Fighter (C4604) 8 Albatros D.III (OOC) Staden
12 17 Feb 1918 1120 20 Bristol Fighter (B1177) 7 Pfalz D.III (OOC) Moorslede
13 17 Feb 1918 1130 20 Bristol Fighter (B1177) 7 Pfalz D.III (DES) W of Moorslede
14 27 Mar 1918 62 Bristol Fighter 9 EA (OOC)  
15 12 Apr 1918 1420 62 Bristol Fighter (B1136) 10 Albatros D.V (DES) Allennes
16 12 Apr 1918 1425 62 Bristol Fighter (B1136) 10 Albatros D.V (DES) N of Chemy

1 Pilot 2Lt A Cropper
2 Pilot 2Lt Chester Duffus
3 Pilot 2Lt N H Tolhurst
4 Pilot Capt H R Hawkins
5 Observer Lt N M Sanders
6 Observer 2Lt Stanley Masding
7 Observer Capt John Hedley
8 Observer 2Lt D H Prosser
9 Observer Sgt C Brammer
10 Observer Sgt William Norman Holmes
11 Shared with Capt J H S Tyssen & 2Lt S H Clarke (6372), 2Lt W E Knowlden & 2Lt B W A Ordish (6374), 2Lt J F A Day & Maj R B Martyn (4935)
 
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