Eagle Squadron Signature Help
Posted 07 August 2019 - 03:00 AM
I've looked over rosters of 71, 121 and 133 Sqdrn's, but can't make sense of this one.
Any Eagle Squadron experts out there have any ideas?
Posted 07 August 2019 - 04:15 AM
Looks like "Johnnie Johnson", later Air Vice Marshal James Edgar Johnson. His signature varied over the years, but the "s" in Johnson is distinctive.
Posted 07 August 2019 - 04:51 AM
I looked at his signature on line after your posting and I agree, slight variation, but also many consistencies.
This also explains why I couldn’t find a match on Eagle Squadron rosters.
It’s tough when you are looking for a name using a tough to Id signature, very glad you recognized it.
By the way, the other signature on the painting is James Goodson.
Thanks again JB!
Posted 07 August 2019 - 06:51 AM
Both Goodson and Johnson were prolific signers. Goodson was in the aviation art print business for a number of years in the UK. Since he knew the Eagles and most of the other aviation personalities, he was able to get some high-speed autographs regularly.
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