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Lloyd L. Johnson, born in Oakdale, Nebraska, flew ninety-nine combat missions for the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. Flying a P-47, Johnson shot down two German planes, one a Messerschmitt 262 jet fighter.

Johnson joined the Nebraska Air National Guard in 1949, an association spanning four decades. He saw three years of active duty during the Korean War, returned to Nebraska, and worked full-time with the Air Guard. He flew a variety of fighter and administrative aircraft, eventually becoming the chief support pilot. Johnson rose to the rank of Brigadier General before retiring in 1983.

 

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