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Lieutenant Seymour A. Johnson

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  • 4th Medical Group History

    The history of the 4th Medical Group is an illustrious one, firmly anchored in a past of service to mankind. The unit was constituted as the 4th Station Medical Group on 14 June 1948. It was activated at Andrews Air Force Base, Camp Springs, Maryland, effective 1 August 1948 by General Order 29, Headquarters, Strategic Air Command, and was assigned
  • 335th Fighter Squadron

    Always deployed where the action is, to support operational commitments of the United States Air Force, the history-making Chiefs are one of the finest fighter squadrons in the world. One of six operational F-15E squadrons in the U.S. Air Force, the mission of the 335th Fighter Squadron is to be prepared to deploy anywhere in the world on short
  • 334th Fighter Squadron

     The 334th Fighter Squadron stands ready to deploy and conduct sustained combat operations on a no-notice basis, worldwide. The 334th was constituted by War Department letter on 22 Aug 1942, and activated at Bushey Hall, England, on 12 Sep, with the men and Spitfires of RAF 71 Sq(F) Eagle. The three Eagle squadrons, formerly composed of American
  • 916th Air Refueling Wing History

    Change has been a constant for the 916th Air Refueling Wing since the Air Force brought the Reserve mission to Seymour Johnson in 1985.The number 916 was assigned to the unit from a Reserve group deactivated at Carswell AFB, Texas, in 1972-the 916th Troop Carrier Group, Heavy, flying C-124 cargo aircraft. Reincarnated as a refueling group, the
  • Seymour Johnson Air Force Base History

    Seymour Johnson AFB was established five months after the United States entered World War II when the War Department approved the establishment of a technical school two miles southeast of Goldsboro. Seymour Johnson Field was activated on June 12, 1942, as Headquarters, Technical School, Army Air Forces Technical Training Command.The base is named
  • 4th Fighter Wing History

    Spanning more than five decades and five wars, the 4th Fighter Wing is one of the most distinguished fighter units in the world. In addition, it has the distinction of being one of only two Air Force units that can trace its history to another country. Before the United States' entry into World War II, American volunteers were already serving as combat veterans in Royal Air Force Eagle Squadrons (71st, 121st and 133rd). When the United States entered the war, these units, and the American pilots in them, were transferred to the U.S. Army Air Forces, 8th Air Force, forming the 4th Fighter Group on Sept. 12, 1942.
  • Lieutenant Seymour A. Johnson

    Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., is named in honor of Navy Lt. Seymour A. Johnson, a Goldsboro native who died in an airplane crash near Norbeck, Md., on March 5, 1941.Lieutenant Johnson was born in Goldsboro on Feb. 15, 1904, and was the son of Dr. John N. and Lilly Johnson of Goldsboro. He graduated from Goldsboro High School in 1920 and