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Russell Johnson

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Russell Johnson (the professor on Gilligan's Island) joined the United States Army Air Forces. As a second lieutenant, he flew 44 combat missions as a bombardier in B-25 bombers. While flying as a navigator in a B-25 with the 100th Bombardment Squadron, 42nd Bombardment Group, 13th Air Force, his plane and two other B-25s were shot down in the Philippines in March 1945 during a low level bombing and strafing run against Japanese targets. The planes were hit by intense flak and had to ditch in the waters off the port of Zamboanga. During the ditching, he broke both his ankles and the radioman next to him was killed. - See more at: http://luckypuppy.net//ODDFACTS//Veterans.html#sthash.3it2Ei6S.dpuf

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