Private First Class Danver Johns was born September 20th, 1925, in Spokane, Washington to Moss and Amy Johns. When he was
18, Johns was eligible for a farm deferment, but chose to serve in the Army Air Corps. In December 1943, he was at Buckley
Field near Denver, Colorado. He took the cadets test but didn't make it, so he tried to become a mechanic. He was transferred
to the 770th squadron. He was moved to an Army Air Base in Salt Lake City, which was part of the 18th Replacement Wing of
the Second Air Force. He did not serve overseas, but served on the state side. He went to B-29 school. In April 1946 Johns
was given an honorable discharge. Johns attended Washington State College and graduated in 1950 with a BS in Agricultural
Engineering. He married Verna Larsen on September 29, 1951. They had four kids: Marie, Luci, Robert, and Karen. Johns died
on September 29th, 2004.
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