Eric Johnson Photographs

These photographs originate from the private albums of WW2 SAAF fighter pilot Eric Johnson. The scans were kindly made available to me by Gavin Johnson, Eric's son. I placed the photographs on this web site in order to share it to enthusiasts and the wider public as a gesture of homage to these brave men of past glory. Please respect the copy rights of these photographs and contact me to obtain the necessary permission if you want to duplicate some of this material in other web sites or printed matter.

thanks

Tinus le Roux

Feb 2015


1 Eric as an Active Citizen Force member serving in the Transvaal Scottish regiment when war broke out.


2  A 5 squadron captured German Bf-109 fighter


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4 Arming the 50 cal Browning guns of the Tomahawk

 

5      50 cal ammunition

 

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7 Lt. Bidwell

 

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10 Eric Johnson

 

11 Eric on the wing of his Tomahawk

 

12 Eric

 

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15 Flooded field

 

16 German 109 shot down by fellow pilot Lt. Gordon Jack

 

17   5 Squadron Tomahawk GL-G

 

18 Lt. Gordon Jack

 

19 Fellow pilots

 

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21 Lt Rex Hilligan, KIA 27 March 1943

 

22 SAAF Ju-52

 

23  5 Squadron Tomahawk GL-C

 

24 Major Denis Lacey's grave next to his shot down aircraft.

 

25 Memorial service for Major Lacey conducted by  Padre Baron.

 

26  Sister Trew and Eric  on the day he was discharged  from No.5 general hospital, Cairo.

 

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29 Lt. Andre Rossouw.

 

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31 Kittyhawk

 

32 Me Bf-109

 

33 A shot up 4 squadron Kittyhawk.

 

34 Lt. Ken Whyte's Tomahawk damaged by enemy fire.


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38 Pilots in a slit trench

 

39  SAAF  7 wing traing flight: F/Lt. Tommy Tompson (RAF),  F/Lt. Jupp and Eric.

 

40 Elementary Flying instruction back in SA 1944-'45 with Tiger Moths.

 

41 No 7 Squadron, Ysterplaat 1952

 

42  7 Squadron Harvards 1952

 

43 Flying venturas with 27 Squadron  1953

 

44  9/7/ 2007

 

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