J. Thad Johnson was a WWI navy pilot in training for most of WWI. After the war he participated in the first transcontinental
flight from New York to San Francisco and other aviation feats.
John Thad Johnson was born in 1895. He was educated at Trinity College in Waxahachi, Texas. When World War I broke out, he
volunteered. He was initially trained at Leon Springs, Texas. He was commissioned on May 17, 1917, and sent to the aviation
division at Rockwell Field (the present Naval Air Station North Island) for pilot training and though he was in France in
1918, he does not appear to have engaged in combat.
0.36 Cubic Feet
One box 10” X 15” X 2.5”
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