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TOP U.S. FIGHTER PILOT IN EUROPE.
Captain Robert S. Johnson of the U.S. Army Air Forces, carried on the shoulders of fellow American fighter pilots at a base in England, shot down his 26th and 27th German planes on May 3, 1944, to become the No. 1 U.S. fighter pilot in the European Theater of Operations. His record of 27 enemy planes downed in combat equals that of Major Richard I. Bong, the No. 1…