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Johnson, Howard Ravenscroft “Jumpy”

Date of birth:
June 18th, 1903
Date of death:
October 8th, 1944 (west of Driel/Gelderland, Netherlands)
American (1776 - present, Republic)


On 8 October, 1944, while inspecting D company positions behind the dike west of Driel, the Netherlands, a large shell fragment struck Colonel Johnson in the lower abdominal area. Although he survived two hours later he died.

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Second World War (1939-1945)
Commanding Officer, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division "Screaming Eagles", U.S. Army
Awarded on:
June 20th, 1944
For action performed on 7 June 1944, near la Barquette/Manche département, Basse-Normandie, France.

Citation unavailable.

Silver Star Medal (SSM)


  • - Bando, M., 101st Airborne: The Screaming Eagles in World War II, Zenith Press, St. Paul/Minnesota, USA, 2007
    - Rapport, L., Northwood Jr., A, Rendezvous with Destiny – A History of the 101st Airborne Division, The Battery Press, Nashville, USA, 2000 (reprint of the original 1948 edition not the later 1965 second edition)