550 Squadron

F/Sgt Robert Johnson

F/Sgt Robert Johnson was the bomb aimer on ND425.

F/Sgt Johnson, along with the rest of the crew of ND425, was killed on 30/31 March 1944 when his Lancaster bomber was shot down by a night-fighter on the raid to Nurmburg. The plane exploded over Unterspiesheim, 11 km SSE of Schweinfurt. ND425 was one of two 550 Squadron Lancasters lost that night.

Click image Crew of ND425 BQ-C presumably in front of that aircraft.
L-to-R: Sgt Jock McGhie (F/Eng), Sgt Wilf Barratt (MU/AG), F/Sgt Charlie G Foster RNZAF (P), F/S Johnnie C Garratt (Nav), F/Sgt Robert Johnson (B/A), Sgt Ronnie G Johns (R/AG), Sgt Eric W Wash (W/Op).

Picture courtesy of Richard Johnson (son of F/Sgt Johnson)
Notes: writing on the back only identifies the men by their first name, so it is possible that the surnames of Jock and Johnnie should be transposed.
Click image L-to-R: Sgt Eric W Wash (W/Op) and F/Sgt Robert Johnson (B/A).
There is nothing written on the back of this photo to confirm the others.

Picture courtesy of Richard Johnson (son of F/Sgt Johnson)