|Author||: John R. Bruning|
|Publisher||: Potomac Books, Inc.|
|Total Pages||: 374|
|Rating||: 4/5 (69 Downloads)|
Book excerpt: Flying P-38s, Jerry Johnson shot down 24 aircraft in 265 combat missions in the Pacific theater. At the age of only twenty-four, he commanded the highest-scoring fighter group in the Pacific. Tragically, though Johnson had survived three combat tours, which included a mid-air collision with a Japanese aircraft and being shot down by friendly fire, the new father disappeared without a trace while flying a courier mission one month after the war’s end.