Remembering the Telegraphist Air Gunners
Remembering WWII Veteran and Telegraphist Air Gunner Anthony Johnson February 5, 2012 On   New   Years   Day,   January   1,   2012,   Wartime   Heritage   was fortunate   to   hear   from   the   son   of   a   Telegraphist   Air   Gunner who    trained    in    Yarmouth,    Nova    Scotia,    during    the    Second World War. Pieter    Johnson,    son    of   Anthony    Johnson,    came    across    the Association's website and made contact by email. He    wrote,    "My    Father    was    a    Telegraphist   Air    Gunner    who trained   in   Yarmouth   in   1944.   Unfortunately   he   passed   away two   months   ago   but   not   before   I   had   a   chance   to   do   an interview   with   him   for   the   Airplane   Geeks   podcast   (where   I produce   audio   material   on   european   aviation   for   the   show). It's no surprise my interest in aviation came from my Dad! Capturing   both   his   story   for   my   family   as   well   as   having   an   eye   on   a   version   to   go   out   to   the   public,   we   ran   this   a   while   ago and   got   really   great   reviews   from   all   over   the   world.   Not   because   the   interview   was   great   but   because   his   stories   were   great. He   remembered   his   time   at   Yarmouth   with   great   affection   and   I   can   honestly   say   even   though   it   was   a   challenging   time,   he always   said   how   much   he   loved   the   place   and   the   people.   I   would   be   happy   to   provide   a   copy   of   the   interview   (which includes a small bit about Yarmouth) if you would be interested, as I think yours is a great cause. Petty   Officer   Anthony   Johnson,   nickname   "Johnie"   Johnson,   trained   at   the   Naval   Air   Gunnery   School   (NAGS)   at   East   Camp; RCAF Station Yarmouth. He was on Course 53A between December 1943 and October 1944. The interview can heard online at: "Anthony K Johnson on the Airplane Geeks - His Flying Story"
Anthony Johnson (3rd from left) and crew
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