Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Julius Bjorn Johnson

In memory of:

Sergeant Julius Bjorn Johnson

June 25, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

R/71026

Age:

27

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

419 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Son of John B. and Josephine Johnson, of Gimli, Manitoba.

Commemorated on Page 175 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

8. G. 7.

Location:

The town of Nijmegen is 16 km south of Arnhem. JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY is 4 km south west of Nijmegen, 1 km south of the main Grave-Nijmegen road. Folowing the A73 exit at the junction Nijmegen Wijchen taking following directions to Nijmegen along the A32b entering Nijmegen on the Graafseweg. On reaching the Industrieterrein a Commission signpost directs visitors to turn left onto the Weg Door Jonkerbos. Shortly after appears a further signpost showing the left hand turning onto Oude Mollenhutseweg. The JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY is located on 150 metres after entering the Oude Mollenhutseweg on the right hand side of the road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Julius Johnson – Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Memorial – Sergeant Julius Bjorn Johnson is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial – Sergeant Julius Bjorn Johnson is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial – Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Grave Marker – Photo courtesy of Frans van Cappellen, Putten, The NetherlandsHalifax D147 was one of three No.419 Sqdn Halifaxes lost on this operation. The crew was airborne 2240 24Jun43 from Middleton St.George on a mission to  Wuppertal, Germany.  It was shot down by a night-fighter and crashed onto the Hammersveld near Herten (Limburg),  Holland, where F/O Goodwin is buried in Kapel in the Roermond Roman Catholic Cemetery. His two comrades are now buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery, having been brought here from the temporary military cemetery at Venlo.   The crew killed were:  F/L B.N.Jost DFC, Sgt J.B.Johnson, and F/O R.O.E.Goodwin, all members of the RCAF and one member of the RNZAF,  F/S A.W.A.Bruce.  The following RAF crew members survived and were taken PoW:  F/S L.Barker, Sgt R.E.Austin, Sgt R.E.Austin and Sgt E.B.Pope.   
(Source:  //lostbombers.co.uk)

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