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John Paul Johnson


Dated December 12, 1942


MILITARY SERVICE OVERVIEW


He had enlisted in the United States Army Air Forces. Served during World War II. Johnson had the rank of Staff Sergeant. Service number assignment was 32208662. Attached to 35th Air Depot Group, Headquarters Squadron.

 


During his service in World War II, Army Air Forces Staff Sergeant Johnson experienced a critical situation which ultimately resulted in loss of life on January 25, 1945.


COMMENDATIONS


World War II Victory Medal


American Campaign Medal


Army Presidential Unit Citation


Army Good Conduct Medal


European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign

Please note this may not be a complete list of commendations and is based on research of available service records.

 


LIFE STORY 

John Paul Johnson was born on October 21, 1919 and lived in Jersey City before enlisting in the Army on February 7, 1942. He attended 4 years of High School and never married.


 
Draft Card (front)
  
Draft Card (back)


  
Dated December 12, 1942 
    
Johnson and Scampy, Dated May 1944

   
      


REMEMBERED

Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, United Kingdom. 


John P Johnson is buried or memorialized Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England. This is an American Battle Monuments Commission location.

   

The Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial site in England, 30.5 acres in total, was donated by the University of Cambridge. It lies on a slope with the west and south sides framed by woodland. The cemetery contains the remains of 3,811 of our war dead; 5,127 names are recorded on the Walls of the Missing. Rosettes mark the names of those since recovered and identified. Most died in the Battle of the Atlantic or in the strategic air bombardment of northwest Europe.

From the flagpole platform near the main entrance, the great mall with its reflecting pools stretches eastward. It is from the mall that the wide, sweeping curve of the burial area across the lawn is best appreciated. Along the south side are the Walls of the Missing, and at the far end is the memorial with a chapel, two huge military maps, stained glass windows bearing the state seals and military decorations, and a mosaic ceiling memorial honoring the dead of our air forces.


  
   
 John P.Johnson’s final resting place at  Cambridge American Cemetery Plot F Row 3 Grave 115 
   American Battle Monuments Commission War Dead Certificate.
click image for a printable copy.
   
 
Headstone Application
 
  


Johnson Beach - Lake Parsippany, NJ
The beach named in honor of John P. Johnson was known as Beach #2 in the 1930’s to 1940’s. Today it 
offers a quiet sandy beach for sunning and relaxation. You often see members relaxing, reading a book, sun bathing or just enjoying the wonderful views. This beach has also been used by the Lake Parsippany Model Yacht Club to host many US Championships for RC Yachts.

  

Lake Parsippany Property Owners Association

P.O. Box 62

Parsippany, NJ 07054