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Allyn Johnson | Multiple Units - Air Force

6:15   |   As an Air Force pilot, Allyn Johnson flew the big transports like C-97's and C-124's. After flying the long Pacific routes, he was transferred to the Special Air Missions unit which provided air transportation for VIP's and executives.

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  • Allyn Johnson  |  Korea  |  Multiple Units  |  5:38

    Allyn Johnson graduated high school in 1948 and went into the Air Force, figuring it would provide a secure future. He became an aircraft mechanic and then an instructor in rotary wing maintenance.

  • Allyn Johnson  |  Korea  |  Multiple Units  |  6:38

    Allyn Johnson was an Air Force mechanic and instructor when he found out that he could apply for flight training. Now that was exciting. He had a phobia about acrobatics but he wanted to fly multi-engine aircraft so they let him slide on that part of the training. He went into Air Rescue because they had B-17's and he really wanted to fly one.

  • Allyn Johnson  |  Korea  |  Multiple Units  |  4:21

    Air Rescue pilot Allyn Johnson spent a lot of time in the air off the coast of Korea waiting for someone to ask for help. The brass disapproved an award when he successfully rescued some downed Navy airmen but the Navy presented him with a special gift.

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