Flight Lieutenant Johnston RNZAF

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Flight Lieutenant Johnston RNZAF

Description

Press cutting, referring to a officer of 15 Squadron.

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Press cutting

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IBCC Digital Archive

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SKingEJ182986v10005

Transcription

Acting Flight Lieutenant Maurice JOHNSTON (N.Z.42409), R.N.Z.A.F., 15 Sqn.
Flight Lieutenant Johnston is an outstanding captain of aircraft who has at all times displayed courage and determination to press home his attacks. On one occasion when detailed to attack Friedrichshaven, his aircraft was attacked by an enemy fighter just before reaching his target. Slight damage was caused to the bomber and, at about the same time, an anti-aircraft shell exploded beneath the aircraft causing further damage. Undeterred, Flight Lieutenant Johnston continued his mission and successfully bombed his objective. This officer has completed very many sorties against such targets as Berlin, Essen, Duisburg and Stuttgart.

Citation

“Flight Lieutenant Johnston RNZAF,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 16, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/34452.

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