Johnson

James Elmer Johnson
Captain (Pilot)

Born: 27 March 1919, St. Louis, MO
Education: Kirkwood High School/University of Missouri
Entered Marine Corps: 1941 at St. Louis, MO via Navy V-5 Program
Service #: 010213

Summary: Designated Naval Aviator 27 May 1942 (NA #12341) at Corpus Christi, TX and commissioned USMCR. Credited with four aerial victories at Guadalcanal with VMF-112. Marine Corpscareerassignments included: CO, VMF-115 (Korea); CO, MARS-17; CO, H&MS-2; CO, VMF-311; CO, 1st ANGLICO; Aide de Camp CMC; CO, 24th MEU; CO, MAG-24; Chief ofOperations, SOG MACV (Vietnam). Retired during 1968 as a Colonel. Personal military awards include: Distinguished Flying Cross (2), Air Medals, Navy Commendation; Vietnamese Honor Medal First Class. Post-Marine Corps service included account executive, New York Stock Exchange, Furniture business manager, and director of physicalplant, Hawaii Pacific University. Died of leukemia 27 July 2000 in Kaneohe, HI. Buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

Johnson

Survived by:

Wife:
Armide "Kim" Johnson (deceased 27 July 2000)

Son:
LtCol Gregory J. Johnson, USMC (Ret)
Greg and Madeline Johnson
6 Glen Oak Drive
Landenberg, PA 19350-1056
(484) 508-8557
gjj26@comcast.net

Grandsons:
Grandsons:
Captain James R. Johnson, USA
c/o 6 Glen Oak Drive
Landenberg, PA 19350
(814) 777-7471 cell

Gregory J. Johnson II
c/o 6 Glen Oak Drive
Landenberg, PA 19350
(814) 360-9534 cell

Granddaughter:
Captain Christina C. Johnson, USA
c/o 6 Glen Oak Drive
Landenberg, PA 19350
(814) 880-7465 cell